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ConStands Center Stand for 2015+ ?

Has anyone here tried the ConStands Center Stand for 2015+ Versys 650?

The link below is their main web store in Germany but I see the same item on eBay for just over $200 US which seems like a good deal if it's not total crap and won't interfere with my lowered foot pegs (moto werk blocks).

https://shop.constands.com/en/centre...6-290604-0.htm

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Thanks for the find. Did a little research and seems to be a good company. Ordered one last weekend. Shipped from Germany on Monday, UPS says delivery tomorrow. And free shipping.
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Thanks for the find. Did a little research and seems to be a good company. Ordered one last weekend. Shipped from Germany on Monday, UPS says delivery tomorrow. And free shipping.
So how much in US funds? Please give a review of the installation and results!
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Ordered off of E-bay. $207. Probably get it mounted this weekend, since the weather isn't looking too good.
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It seems similar to the SW Motech stand.

I still have a full deck.
I just shuffle slower.
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It seems similar to the SW Motech stand.
I read somewhere, if not on here maybe the Facebook group I'm a member of, that it is very similar to the SW-Motech stand which is a concern because I also read about a clearance problem with the SW-Motech stand and lowered foot pegs which I have an do not want to give up.

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I read somewhere, if not on here maybe the Facebook group I'm a member of, that it is very similar to the SW-Motech stand which is a concern because I also read about a clearance problem with the SW-Motech stand and lowered foot pegs which I have an do not want to give up.
I know about that problem because I've experienced it myself.

SW-Motech Center Stand on Gen3?

Fortunately I have been able to get around the problem by lowering my SW-Motech Ion Dual Position Foot-pegs. I need to find some time to explain and post photos.


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$207 US is a pretty appealing price for a quality center stand but I'm not into fabricating custom foot peg mounts.
I think I read the Hepco & Becker center stand does not have this foot peg clearance issue so that might be worth extra ~$90.
I was thinking about getting something like this for some upcoming steering stem maintenance but I think a traditional center stand would be more handy.

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If you need a way to raise the rear wheel try a rear pit stand and spools first. It works better than a centre stand although you cannot store it on the bike, and is cheaper and does not add weight.

In the rare instance you need to lube the chain while on the road touring, roll the bike a few feet at a time. I've done without a side stand for 9yrs and do not miss it.
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$207 US is a pretty appealing price for a quality center stand but I'm not into fabricating custom foot peg mounts.
I think I read the Hepco & Becker center stand does not have this foot peg clearance issue so that might be worth extra ~$90.

You are most probably right. I had contacted Hepco & Becker with pics of my lowered pegs. They had replied as follows:


"Hi,
thanks for the pics. We checked and dont think that this is any problem for the center stand.
Freundliche Gre / best regards
Steffen Dockweiler"



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I was thinking about getting something like this for some upcoming steering stem maintenance but I think a traditional center stand would be more handy.
That's a very nice stand. However I tend to believe that a steering stem stand accompanied by a swingarm stand could be more useful.


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...I was thinking about getting something like this for some upcoming steering stem maintenance but I think a traditional center stand would be more handy.
Here's a pic of my '09 during greasing the steering-stem - I raised the bike, removed the front wheel, then lowered it onto that "2x4 stand" that goes under the crash-bars, attached the two tie-downs to the bike and the ceiling JUST IN CASE, put my jack under the engine (a fabbed piece of wood between the muffler and the jack), then removed the forks and the stem.



Worked out PDG!

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This is mine when it was time for new tires last summer.
I was really wishing I had a center stand.
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Received the stand yesterday, it is a well made piece. Mounts behind the peg brackets and the side stand has to be down to use it. Mounts easy, but only diagrams to follow. Here's a pic of the right side for you guys with lowered pegs. About 1/2" from the stand to the peg mount. No problem on the left side.
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Received the stand yesterday, it is a well made piece. Mounts behind the peg brackets and the side stand has to be down to use it. Mounts easy, but only diagrams to follow. Here's a pic of the right side for you guys with lowered pegs. About 1/2" from the stand to the peg mount. No problem on the left side.
Thanks for the update and picture.
Looks like a tight fit with the peg lowering blocks but I will measure them once the temp in my garage is a little more inhabitable.

Does it look like the peg clearance is the same when the stand is up in the riding position?

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Received the stand yesterday, it is a well made piece. Mounts behind the peg brackets and the side stand has to be down to use it. Mounts easy, but only diagrams to follow. Here's a pic of the right side for you guys with lowered pegs. About 1/2" from the stand to the peg mount. No problem on the left side.
Interesting. When I design and fabricated my own center stand sometime back and believe it was the first center stand for the versys. had the same problem. Side stand has to be down to operate center stand. This problem could not be eliminated due to tight working area for both stands.

Post some picture of your center stand if possible.
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Here's a pic of the stand mounted. The peg clearance is the same up or down.
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Has anyone here tried the ConStands Center Stand for 2015+ Versys 650?

The link below is their main web store in Germany but I see the same item on eBay for just over $200 US which seems like a good deal if it's not total crap and won't interfere with my lowered foot pegs (moto werk blocks).

https://shop.constands.com/en/centre...6-290604-0.htm
Just ordered the ConStand. They are on sale and only cost $180 shipped from Germany!
Thanks for the recommendation as I had been wanting one!

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Here's a pic of the stand mounted. The peg clearance is the same up or down.
Are your pegs lowered or OEM?

I still have a full deck.
I just shuffle slower.
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Here's a pic of the stand mounted. The peg clearance is the same up or down.
Thanks. Good looking and fine engineering work.
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