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    centre stand - rather not have one
    on: April 07, 2013, 03:58:16 pm
    April 07, 2013, 03:58:16 pm
    it seems most of you who mention the centrestand regard it as 'must have'.

    I thought that when I bought my cbf600sa, but some years later I'd rather it wasn't there. I use a paddock stand anyway, and it's just a heavy lump that I'm carrying all the time while it gets gunked up and corrodes (much worse than anything else).

    So how do you guys without a centrestand manage?
    Is there an obvious choice of single sided paddock stand?

    I use motrax stands for the cbf and they're pretty good and didn't cost a lot. In fact the rear paddock stand cost much less than a centrestand.
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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #1 on: April 07, 2013, 04:13:32 pm
    April 07, 2013, 04:13:32 pm
    I got myself a good NWS Ulti-Pro stand that is great for using at home. I can lift front, back, or with the use of a strap, Both wheels, and it is very sturdy.

    However, I have been looking at a centre stand. We have 4 trips planned this year, the longest being around 3,400 miles. A centre stand would make life much easier, if only for cleaning & lubing the chain, or getting the bike even to lean down and check oil level.
    So, not an urgent purchase, but definitely wouldn't say "rather not have one".

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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 04:38:51 pm
    April 07, 2013, 04:38:51 pm
    Abbastand.... no risk

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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #4 on: April 07, 2013, 09:56:40 pm
    April 07, 2013, 09:56:40 pm
    Crok, I use this one:



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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #5 on: April 07, 2013, 10:11:56 pm
    April 07, 2013, 10:11:56 pm
    what make is that kiko?
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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #6 on: April 07, 2013, 10:23:25 pm
    April 07, 2013, 10:23:25 pm
    I haven't missed a centre stand all that much. To look after the chain I run oil over all of the parts of the chain that I can get at after nearly every ride before rolling it into the garage to spread the oil over the sprockets. On soft ground I have a 10cm x 10cm aluminium plate that I slip under the sidestand to keep it from sinking.

    I'll get a paddock stand when I find that I have a need for one, but the prices Honda wants for the centre stand are ridiculous.

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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 09:27:38 am
    April 08, 2013, 09:27:38 am
    It is a puig rear stand:
    http://www.puig.tv/tuning-bikes/todas-all-todos-all-unique-model/rear-stand-for-single-swing-arms-/-axis-single-swing-arms/c171en/f1-r212-m3378/
    I bought ref. 5332N (rear stand) + 5516D (27,4 mm diameter axis for VFR800) for about 90€, sorry but I do not remember exactly the price.

    But in your eBay page proposal the axis is 28,4mm. diameter (Ref. 5515D in puig page)

    Kiko

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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 01:29:05 am
    June 01, 2013, 01:29:05 am
    Just had centre stand fitted. Considered rear stand but....this is a touring bike. Helps with wheel removal, lubing chain, checking oil, fitting planners etc ...anywhere.
    Try carrying your rear stand in your luggage.

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    Re: centre stand - rather not have one
    Reply #9 on: June 01, 2013, 07:07:53 am
    June 01, 2013, 07:07:53 am
    *Originally Posted by Jimbo675 [+]
    Just had centre stand fitted. Considered rear stand but....this is a touring bike. Helps with wheel removal, lubing chain, checking oil, fitting planners etc ...anywhere.
    Try carrying your rear stand in your luggage.

    Indeed.

    Just bought a 'new' Crossrunner centre stand kit off eBay after dithering on the stand issue. Now I have a capable touring bike I've had a few long weekend trips away, with plenty to come, so the time seems right to finally get one.

     


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