Center Stand

Chuck35

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Premier Member
#1
I have installed a larger (car) tire as well as a Penske shock, both of these raise the bike a bit.
My solution was a set of Soupy's adjustable links. The downside (there's always a downside) is that now I'm about to get a hernia when setting the bike on the center stand.
Have any of you modified a center stand or found an adjustable one?

Chuck Lackey
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Ziggy

Just Another Rider
Premier Member
IBR Finisher
#2
Done the links and the side stand on a triumph from Soupy's and well worth the money.

The side stand would be a good option as well allowing the bike to sit were you want it too.

The good part is if your raising the Centre Stand then you can chop 1/2 way up and insert solid bar to reinforce the stand when welding.
A photo would be good when you've done it ...:)
 

Chuck35

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#3
If I get the rear wheel on a piece of 3/4 plywood it is manageable getting up on the stand. If I'm looking at this right I need about 1/2 that much shortening at the center stand. Taking it out of the middle will decrease the spring tension. I think 1/2 inch or so will make all the difference in the world. I'm hoping to get the bottom feet and kick arm removed, cut from the bottom and then reinstall them. I'll post pics when this happens ;)

center stand.jpg
 
#4
I always carry a piece of 3/4 ply it helps when the tire is flat to get it on the stand, so would think you'd benefit by still carrying it,
as for the stand I would recommend whilst you have it of the bike welding some bracing in the corners would be good idea this stops it cracking which seems to happen to this item. to much bike to little stand done the bracing on mine and fingers crossed its cured it.