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Old 02-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have no center stand on 06 America. I have no jack or lift.
If it had a center stand can the rear be pivoted down, held down or something to allow the front to be lifted to allow for removal of front wheel or work on shocks, etc. if need be?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a center stand on me old cb650, and I still needed a jack for tyre/wheel removal ! Thus I built a simple tube lift for bike. WhenI got speedster, lift still worked, but bought a harbor frieght lift for a more stable platform while removing tyres, etc.

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Center stands cost much more than the Harbor Freight lift (presently about $85 vs $350).
The lift is much more useful for maintenance (eg oil/filter change etc) and storing/moving the bike with both wheels off the ground.
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Center stands cost much more than the Harbor Freight lift (presently about $85 vs $350).
The lift is much more useful for maintenance (eg oil/filter change etc) and storing/moving the bike with both wheels off the ground.
And a lift takes up a hell of a lot more room strapped to the back of your bike when you're out riding than a correctly manufactured and fitted aftermarket centre stand. I haven't read of many SM or BA riders complaining about their centre stands though. Horses for courses I suppose? I fitted a second hand Rivco stand to my 06 BA when I first got it and haven't looked back since.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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how do the center stands affect ground clearance? Do they generally sit lower then the pegs, or would the pegs scrape out before the stand?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just purchased one on ebay new for 125 i will let you know how i make out. I also have a motorcycle jack
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how do the center stands affect ground clearance? Do they generally sit lower then the pegs, or would the pegs scrape out before the stand?
On my Rivco the only thing to make contact is the loop under the left exhaust. It has only happened to me a couple of times on a crowned road while making a low-speed, tight left turn.
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Center Stand

Kinda hard to pack a floor jack when you are traveling any distance, I got one just to lube the cahin and any unforseen tire problems away from the house.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Whoops

Meant to say Chain. Yes you can rock the bike back to change the front tire. Its kinda nice in heavy winds when you park overnight too.
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