Thruxton Center Stand Kit on ebay - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Club Cafe' Cafe Racers; the Thruxton and other custom cafe styled bikes.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2008 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 15
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
res0zvle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 2,944
Other Motorcycle: 1954 BMW R25/3
Extra Motorcycle: 1971 CB350
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.

Regards,

--Rich
beemerrich is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 02:41 PM
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville Black
 
gabewelker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Lightning
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
gabewelker is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2008 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 15
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!

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabewelker View Post
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
res0zvle is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 03:41 PM
Banned
Supersport 400
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville Cafe
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 91
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.
OTProfessor is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:45 PM
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville Black
 
gabewelker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Lightning
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
gabewelker is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 11:20 PM
Banned
Supersport 400
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville Cafe
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 91
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.

Last edited by OTProfessor; 01-09-2013 at 11:39 PM. Reason: Grammer
OTProfessor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thruxton center stand iMav Twins Technical Talk 29 04-26-2012 10:58 AM
eBay the only option for '98 TBS center stand? ImagoX Hinckley Classic Triples 2 08-01-2011 03:48 PM
Thruxton Center Stand panofish Club Cafe' 5 02-18-2009 09:14 PM
center stand on ebay, 330260510537 papydawg Tiger Chat 0 08-14-2008 05:41 PM
center stand on ebay papydawg Tiger Mods & Bolt-Ons (archive) 0 05-27-2008 06:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2008 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 15
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
res0zvle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:51 PM
Senior Member
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 2,944
Other Motorcycle: 1954 BMW R25/3
Extra Motorcycle: 1971 CB350
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.

Regards,

--Rich
beemerrich is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 02:41 PM
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville Black
 
gabewelker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Lightning
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
gabewelker is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2008 Thruxton
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 15
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!

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabewelker View Post
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
res0zvle is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 03:41 PM
Banned
Supersport 400
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville Cafe
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 91
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.
OTProfessor is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 10:45 PM
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville Black
 
gabewelker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 55
Other Motorcycle: 1970 BSA Lightning
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App
gabewelker is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 11:20 PM
Banned
Supersport 400
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville Cafe
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 91
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.

Last edited by OTProfessor; 01-09-2013 at 11:39 PM. Reason: Grammer
OTProfessor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thruxton center stand iMav Twins Technical Talk 29 04-26-2012 10:58 AM
eBay the only option for '98 TBS center stand? ImagoX Hinckley Classic Triples 2 08-01-2011 03:48 PM
Thruxton Center Stand panofish Club Cafe' 5 02-18-2009 09:14 PM
center stand on ebay, 330260510537 papydawg Tiger Chat 0 08-14-2008 05:41 PM
center stand on ebay papydawg Tiger Mods & Bolt-Ons (archive) 0 05-27-2008 06:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome