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Old 01-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thruxton Center Stand Kit on ebay

Has anyone tried the ebay center stand kit. Seems like a deal for $99. Does anyone think the center stand would scrape since its so low. The ebay auction number is 150976502165
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Search the forum for 'TEC centerstand' and you'll get product reviews...as well as tons of opinions on purchase of chinese knock-offs.

I'm not a fan of centerstands, so I can't comment otherwise.

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Old 01-09-2013, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I grabbed one of these off eBay last Spring. Installed it and used it all season long. We have seasons where I live. Installation was straight forward and it works great. I use it as my primary stand as I like the look it gives the bike when parked. It's saves me space in the garage as the bike is not leaning over. And maintenance is way easier.

Standing the bike comes with a learning curve. I grab the frame below the seat with one hand, the other on the bars and gently lift and rock it onto the stand. You'll never be able to stand the bike while straddling it. So there is an opportunity to drop it. I'm very happy with mine, glad I bought it.


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Thanks for taking the time to write the review. Sounds like a good product. Any issues with it being too low? I also like the thought of saving space in the garage!

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I grabbed one of these off eBay last Spring. Installed it and used it all season long. We have seasons where I live. Installation was straight forward and it works great. I use it as my primary stand as I like the look it gives the bike when parked. It's saves me space in the garage as the bike is not leaning over. And maintenance is way easier.

Standing the bike comes with a learning curve. I grab the frame below the seat with one hand, the other on the bars and gently lift and rock it onto the stand. You'll never be able to stand the bike while straddling it. So there is an opportunity to drop it. I'm very happy with mine, glad I bought it.


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Old 01-09-2013, 03:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I really don't like center stands due to the added weight and clearance issues but that's my own opinion. I purchased a Pit Bull Stand which is reversible; so you can use it with either the handle forward or reversed. This allows me to do all the maintenance and storage without taking up additional room in the garage. Just another option.
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Not sure what you're referring to with to low. It tucks up nice and neat under the bike. I have an 07 Bonnie Black, cafe(ed). A street only bike. I could understand clearance being an issue with a Scrambler. For street use, ain't a thang.

Weight is a non-issue for me as I'm not professional or amateur motorcycle racer. If weight is an issue get an axle stand and a speed triple.


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Spirited riding can touch down the side/center stand and upset the direction of the bike abruptly. As you enter the turn at speed, the suspension compresses and lowers the frame closer to the road. Anything hanging lower than the intended lowest part of the frame can cause clearance issues.

Didn't say to low, I said, " clearence issues," which was meant in turns not straight lines.

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