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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by cybbe, Jan 15, 2010.
keep me updated mike, so i know what progress is made and what timeframes we are talking about
It will be some time until I get some time to even think about looking at the bike. Right now I am busy with new stands for a couple of other models. I think it will slow down in a little while and at that time I will see if someone in the Rookies can let me use there bike for a week or two. I think it will take that long for me to figure it out.
I would guess that a weld on type stand would be the fastest way to get this done. The mounting brackets could be easily welded on and then the rest is easy. A bracket similar to the 2009 TE610 would fit easily underneath and between the rear skid plate mounts on the frame.
I will let you know when I get around to looking at the bike.
Thx mike, ill wait for your next report then...
And about the telescopic mojo stand, i dont think thats quiet what im looking for, but thanks for the input on that.
I like stands to be stable and i want to use it when taking both wheels off and when lubing the chain and maby eaven to take a rest on the bike itself.
so it must be able to carry both bike and me :eek1 zzzzz
I think you don't do this on the road, so this will be a good solution:
well i guess i dont change wheels in the woods, but i need centerstand for fixing a flat tire or put in a new inner tube......
I have that thingy you put in the last picture, its allso a bit to tall so i have to lift the damn bike on to it before i can use it, and when its in place the plastic skidplate allmoast breaks and bike is wobbeling around like its resting on a football.
i hate that crap lift thing, real men invest in centerstands
im waiting for my man c-mike to update me on whats going on, or not going on....
i have 1.2 meter deep snow on my backyard and -20´C outside, so feel free to send me a free plane ticket to usa.:eek1 cheers.
So, how many of you could be interested in this centerstand option for ktm690 enduro?
If ciggar mike starts making this.
Please post for interrest!!!
need more people that want this centerstand !!!
At least 6-8 people..
now atleast 3 people with me is interested
I have made them when I thought there would only be one. It has more to do with time and getting my hands on a bike that determines what I am able to do. Also how complicated it looks like it may be.
Seems like nobody else is willing to take this on.
Hey Mike, maybe if we looked at reversing the center-stand concept it would work...
How about a center stand that you roll the bike forward onto using the footpeg bracket as a pivot point? Just have to incorporate a "stop" for it.
The bashplate mount up front will just serve as a quick release for the stand.
The legs could/should serve triple duty as a bash plate and engine guard.
Thinking along these lines, only flip it over so the legs move forward and curve up at the front to act as an engine guard.
I'm wachin an waiting....
I reckon it would be a criminality to add the extra . what, 2-6kgs to a lively bike like this.
Even if the COG is down low.
If your worried about it falling over in day to day usage then get a 'cameltoe' or make one yourself,.
That's all it needs.
I'm not pushing the 'brand' here.
Just that credit's due.
I've had the cameltoe stand in stuff that would make a nun get to her knees, and never a tipover.
Grass, sand, whateverthephuqever, it's not rocket science.
It's just surface area.
Others i ride with whom have 'standard' stands, can't believe the extra support given by just a few extra square inches that the 'TOE' affords.
People give it shit 'cause they can, here in Aus.
That's just our nature.
The tall poppy syndrome.
It's a good product, no if's or buts about it.
If you want a stand for maintenance reasons then use a milk crate.
If you could get a bash plate, an engine guard and a center stand all in one shot, I'd say it's more than well worth considering.
So make one.
But why ??
The only reasons i can see for a centre stand is static stability or maintenance.
The possibility of an engineered 'all in one' design is a fruitless endeavour in my opinion.
This bike needs it's add on's but can certainly do without blatently unnecessary weighty additions.
Bash plate/engine guard, brake rotor guard, radiator guard, sprocket guard, and life insurance sould pretty much cover the 'guards' needed.
Centre stands make it easy when the inevitable flat happens.
So SO EASY!
The one on the 640 would be lighter than most side stands on Jap bikes i reckon
Here's what I use for fixing flats and lubing the chain in the boonies.
Easily fits in the tank bag.
I like it.