Anyone tried the Hepco & Becker center stand? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone tried the Hepco & Becker center stand?

I know SW-motech makes a center stand for the 2015+, and I know it interferes with the side stand (you must put the side stand down to use the center stand).

But I just found out Hepco & Becker makes one too. I was wondering if anyone has tried it? The website doesn't say if it interferes with the side stand or not.

Hepco & Becker 505.2522 00 01 Center Stand for Kawasaki Versys 650 (2015-current): Accessories International
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 09:41 PM
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Interesting news. But H&B doesn't seem to specify if it will work with older models.
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I tried to order the Hepco & Becker stand for my 2015. It is out of stock. Expected delivery time is 4 plus weeks. I purchased and installed the SW-Motech instead. I am happy with the purchase. But, I had the same problem with a misaligned mounting hole as noted in and earlier post by another member on this site.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 08:18 AM
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According to the description on this page, it doesn't foul the sidestand.

Does not limit banking or side stand obstruction
Works well with the side stand without causing obstruction
Precise manufacturing
Easy assembly
Takes a load off springs and tires during winter storage
Stainless steel tension springs
Quality german steel tubing
Black powder coated
Part Number:- 5052522 00 01

Brand:- Hepco Becker Germany



Kawasaki Versys 650 Center Stand ? PowerSports MotoUsher
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I have the H&B installed and no problem with the sidestand. No problems with delivery in Holland haha. Next to germany.

I have the 2016 model.
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I just installed a Hepco Becker center stand on my Versys a couple of days ago.

The stand parts are very well made and the finish is thick powder coating - I am impressed with the quality.

Easy to install - just remove bolts and spacers from the footpeg mounting brackets on both sides of the bike, insert center stand brackets and install longer bolts and stouter spacers. Everything lines up perfectly and it was very easy to install. The center stand spring was a real challenge to install - it is huge! I ended up using an old wire coat hanger. I just put the loop part of the hanger over the spring and put a broom handle through the loop. I pried it on using my rear caliper for leverage. It was still difficult, but I did it single handed. Two people would have made it easier.

The stand works perfectly. It is very easy to lift the bike on the stand and it is very stable on the stand. There is no interference issue with the side stand (and I have a larger side stand foot installed). It is tucked in very well and does not affect cornering clearance at all. The lever for the stand ends up right under the passenger peg, but it is not difficult to access once you get used to it.

This is the center stand that should have come with the motorcycle. It is very well made and very functional.
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Nice review. Is your bike stock or lowered?

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Nice review. Is your bike stock or lowered?
Thanks, My bike is stock.

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Thanks for the reply, I would love one on my bike but I am lowered with a Moto Werks lowering kit. I am pretty sure that I would have to modify the stand to accomadate that.

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Thanks for the info; I'm about to order one. The spring looks pretty close to the exhaust in the first photo, but I'm assuming there's no contact, right?
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Price in Canada?

Did a quick search, hard to say what the cost would be in Canada, I would think it comparable to the SW Motech @ about $360 Canadian TXINC.

My lift cost me roughly $125 more, plus I doubt it would work on the lowered Versys , on the up side it looks well made and thanks for posting.
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Did a quick search, hard to say what the cost would be in Canada, I would think it comparable to the SW Motech @ about $360 Canadian TXINC.
Mine came in at $346 Canadian. I got it from the UK distributor (motobins). It seems no one carries this in Canada?
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