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    center stand mod
    on: Jul 31, 2016, 12.32 am
    Jul 31, 2016, 12.32 am
    My bike had lowering links on it and i tried with stock too but prefered the seating position with lowering links even tho im 6'1"   with the corbin seat its tall,  anyway i wanted to use my center stand again so i cut out 1.1" to make usable with lowering links installed.  turned out good  here is pic of what i removed.

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    Re: center stand mod
    Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2016, 09.08 am
    Jul 31, 2016, 09.08 am
    Did you put a short piece of steel bar inside the stand tubes before welding it all back up?

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    Re: center stand mod
    Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2016, 01.11 pm
    Jul 31, 2016, 01.11 pm
    Nice, I have a bike lift and took mine off to save the weight. I never thought of cutting it back and welding it! I wish I had, I may just do this and put it back on. I never could lift it up onto the center stand since day one anyway......
    Good idea IMDEMAN!
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    Re: center stand mod
    Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2016, 04.02 pm
    Sep 30, 2016, 04.02 pm
    New to the site and TTSE but thoroughly enjoying the post, but learning fast. The center stand is Difficult, for me. So, in the garage, I now position the bike, pull forward 12 inches, place a piece of 3/4" plywood on floor, back onto the wood, engage center stand, remove plywood. Better, not perfect.

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    Re: center stand mod
    Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2016, 04.06 pm
    Sep 30, 2016, 04.06 pm
    Are you guys doing the proper technique ?  Stand beside bike one foot on center stand petal and lift bike up with grab handle while pushing down on petal of stand. Just curious. 

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    Re: center stand mod
    Reply #5 on: Oct 07, 2016, 05.31 am
    Oct 07, 2016, 05.31 am
    Yeah I think I got the technique down but at 5'08" and the poor design of the TTSE center stand it just don't work .. I can take a fully loaded 1000 pound goldwing with another 100 pounds of "stuff" packed on it and whip it up on the center stand anywhere.  Beemer K1200 LTi  also.  But this lighter bike with a center stand that attempts to raise the rear wheel 4 inches off the ground .. SUCKS   
    I will try this cut and weld set up myself  LOOKS GOOD
    A nasty weather day riding is still better than any day working

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    Re: center stand mod
    Reply #6 on: Oct 11, 2016, 02.55 am
    Oct 11, 2016, 02.55 am
    Does anyone know what size bar stock would fit into the center of this stand (to reinforce the stand after cutting and welding)?
    I lowered my bike and now it's almost impossible to get it up on the stand and my riding buddy gives me crap every time I try to do it.  Thanks XSV!!!!

    I had another idea of cutting several inches out of the middle section, and welding on two normal nuts and two reverse thread nuts on each of the cut ends with some allthread with a nut in the center for adjustment.
    I would be willing to bet there is already a part out there which would apply to this application, the unique part would be the allthread twisting in one direction to "spread" and the opposite diretion to "shrink" (clock-wise/ counter clock-wise).
    It makes sense in my mind, but challenging to put into words.
    Anyone have any good ideas on what parts to acquire?

    Yeah, I know.  It's quite a bit of work as compared to just cutting and welding and if it's goofed up, a new stand is only around $80. 
    I have to have something to do during the winter with my bike!!!   Just another idea to add to my list of "wouldn't it be nice if...".
    Last Edit: Oct 11, 2016, 03.41 am by Timo

     



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