Well after about a week of feeling sorry for myself about not making my previous center a workable item, I started over and I might be on the right track this time. This stand simply bolts on with 4 bolts. It seems that when I get something working, I see a better way to do it and start over. Still some tweaking to do, but the new stand actually works. They sure didn't make it easy.
Looks like a good solution! I can't wait to see the final product.
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Don it looks like you tie into the passenger foot peg brackets this area is also where the SW Mototech mounts for the Givi bags attach. Will this be an issue if you have the bags?
I suppose it will interfere with any permanent bags that are to be mounted using the passenger peg. I had briefly thought about that and promptly shoved it into the rear recesses of what's left of my brain. Now you've brought it back to the front. For every solution to one problem there is a creation of another problem. Sometime I think it's like hurding cats.
There may be a trade off here somewhere but I'm still working on it. Thanks for bringing that up as it refreshes some other ideas. I'm glad I'm retired so I have time to work on this but I might be dead before I get to a solution that works for everything.
Thanks and I appreciate your input. Any further suggestions are welcome.
After doing some research I don't see any reason this center stand won't work with the hard bags. More to follow.
Don, my concern is preserving the lean angle. I had an aftermarket center stand on a Honda 400 and it scraped pavement pretty often. Will your design allow the feelers on the footpegs to scrape first?
Thats one of the things I am specifically working on. I've been out on my bike with the centerstand and have had some pretty severe lean angles without touching anything so far. I'm trying to incorporate a good clearance along with the available room there is to work with. I'm woking on the line of the chicken strips on the tires for maximum lean angle right now. When I have a more definitive answer I'll let you know. Thanks for the question.
wow don your the man, how long till you put it into production? This may even beat speedy's lowering bracket!!
Thanks for the encouragement. I've needed it. This has been quiet a monster. There are still a few things to work out, but I'm getting close. Still has to be manufactured at a price that is reasonable and I'm working on it. If it's not a good value, it's worthless. I'll keep everyone posted.
That is top stuff. Pity the wind blows out your voice, but watching it happen is good to see. I like your style, victory so soon after leaving the first design behind.
The two great problems with the Versys, the most uncomfortable seat in bikedom, and no centre stand. Makes me think of the bloke who sits on so many committees he doesn't know what he stands for. (Another stupid joke from someone who should know better. )