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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ADVTuga, Sep 28, 2010.
C looks stout, brother.
Can you compare the Guard-It vs Flatlanders (cheaper). It looks like you would need to add a rear master cylinder protector for any comparison. Only one I have see is the Touratech on KTM Twins about $40. Are there other rear mc protectors to choose from. I am not a mechanic/welder. Just an old dude that likes to ride in the boonies and not a lot of $.
ALSO, the center stand website says best to use the Flatlanders to avoid mods. Can you mount the rear master cylinder protector with the Flatlanders and Black Dog Center Stand? Just trying to save a couple $. But If $110 makes a big difference, it's not a lot of money. Thanks guys, Mako
I ride in very Rocky terrain and alone so the Adventure-Spec guard is cheap insurance and was purchased before the Lost Dog center stand. (Which is very, very beefy and easy to install. Martin did a great job on it and don't hesitate to email him he's a great guy! email@example.com )
I did have to do some grinding/cutting on the back of the bash plate so the center stand would fit.
The flatlander also looks to be beefy (Not sure of coverage but Martin of Lost Dog Products might be able to help?) I also don't know what an aluminum welder would charge to weld a flange on the back of it to cover the master cylinder but it could save you some $$.
As for the Tour Tech it just didn't look like enough coverage for where I ride but for Florida might just be okay.
Not a problem and I really like your handy work!
Anyone have a need for a kouba 1 5/8" lowering link or an fmf apex exhaust?
Anybody know the difference in length between the standard & tall stands? It seems Martin is out enjoying his bike and unable to answer my question until next week. I wish I was riding.
I have a 690R with a 1" Kouba link. I'm thinking I'm about 1/2 way between. Should I go for the tall stand to error on the long side?
I can tell you that on my stock 2013 she's not off the ground by very much. I can go measure and take a pic if you'd like?
Just checked and the rear tire is 5/8th of an inch off the ground and these tires are pretty new.
The 2011 ground clearance was 12.6 inches and the 2013 is 11.8 if that helps. By the way it looks like Palmstatecrawler up above has the taller stand installed.
Yes, ducttape is correct. I have that 1 5/8" link on it with the standard length stand. I had him send me an extra set of pads in case I wanted to shorten it. The rear tire is probably 3" off the ground so i'm thinking the 1" would be right around 2" off the ground.
**I am trying to sell that 1 5/8" link so I can get the 1". I'm 5'10" and it works great! Very happy with the height but I want to give the 1" a try. Also have an fmf apex like new for sale. Shoot me a pm if interested.
Yesterday we drove about 300 km gravel roads and trails and all five of us had a KTM 690.
A pic taken before, we all got dusty.
I never thought about installing a center stand on an enduro.
I bought my new KTM 690 and got hooked on ADVider 690 Foruns.
Now it all makes perfect sense to have a center stand on THIS enduro. Especially If you are way out there, and need to change a tire, or do some other repair. Please indulge me a few questions
1. Does having the center stand remove the need to purchase a motorcycle jack or stand for repairs at home?
2. How high off the ground should the rear tire be?
3. Any negatives to sporting a center stand on the 690?
DuctTape, palmstatecrawler and other inmates please chime in.
You guys rent them? Or do all of you have impeccable taste :)
Makorider- I seriously wrote off getting a 690 because the thing didn't have a center stand. I've always had them on the 640A's and grew rather fond of the little buggers. Owning a bike without one-just like you said it'd be a PITA to try to prop the bike up for a tire change without one.
Some may say-eh, just find some rocks to use. Well, in south Louisiana we don't have rocks.
In Noah's RTW thread I saw that very simple adjustable height bike prop for roughly $30. I forget the name though, but it works like a champ though.
This simple little device rides in the tank bag of my 690 wherever I go.
Why add 10 to 15 lbs to a bike for an aftermarket centerstand?
id say its all pretty much a preference thing. Id rather have a few pounds of center stand than a chunk of pipe in my tank bag.
i figure around an inch is a good lift for the wheel off the ground, I got one of Lost Dogs "experimental" length stands and with my 1 inch kouba, its not quite an inch... im going to raise the forks a bit though and it will be close.
as far as a jack? eliminate? would really depend on what work you are doing.
negatives? not to me.
Are those of you that are running the 1 inch Kouba link finding that you need raise the forks to balance the bike, and if so, how much?
I think you mean the Trail Stand great bit of kit - you can take off front or rear wheels using it as well as waxing the chain. Very easy to use by yourself as well.
There's a thread on here somewhere about them.
I'm raised about 15mm. I personally run more SAG than most do. I've considered pushing them down some to slow down the steering for high speed stability. Right now with my 29" inseam, ground clearance gives way to touching the ground with at least a toe.
Having the centerstand eliminates the need for any lift or stands. As for how high the tire is off the ground, that is subjective to too many variables. All stock it is about 1/2" off the ground. There really isnt a down side to having a centerstand. When I do serious offroading with jumps, which is rare, I ziptie a leg to the swingarm just in case. To each their own but if there is a centerstand for any of my bikes past, present or future I buy it. It just makes life easy and its nice to have a stable seat I can sit on wherever my bike is parked next to a cooler.
there's also an australian 'anderson' stand for $45 AUD which is the same / similar. Don't know which came first