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Center Stand- All new Version

Well I'm back and here is the results. This stand will work with the Standard Height Versys as well as those that have been lowered and will accomodate just about any hard bags with a simply adjustment when you install it. It also gives you about 8 sq. inches of ground support and dosen't interfere with your side stand. Price will be somewhere around $180.00 plus shipping and I expect to start that somewhere around the 1st of September 2009. If you are interested you can email me at [email protected].

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Wahoo! Good job! Once I get some money flowing again I will deffinatly order this!
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Just wondering...

How hard will it be to put the bike on the stand? Because it looks like the center stand is way in the back, instead of center of bike... How stable?

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Just wondering...

How hard will it be to put the bike on the stand? Because it looks like the center stand is way in the back, instead of center of bike... How stable?

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It would take you about 15 to 30 minutes to put on the Center Stand depending on your mechanical ability. After working for over a year on this stand you better believe it is extremely stable.

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I think his question was about how hard is it to put the bike on the stand because of the location not being in the center. It looks like it may be an issue if you have top-loading panniers like 'happy trails" or other large box style panniers.
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I am very interested. A center stand is a wonderful thing.
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I think his question was about how hard is it to put the bike on the stand because of the location not being in the center. It looks like it may be an issue if you have top-loading panniers like 'happy trails" or other large box style panniers.
As long as the bags do not cover the top forward part of the upper frame you should not have a problem putting the bike up on the center stand. Putting the bike on the stand is surprisingly easy compared to other bikes. I'm 64 and can put it up without any problem.

Here is a picture of what I am talking about. I'm also posting the new side mount designs which cuts the weight and I think is more attractive. These are not powdercoated yet.

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Wow, that is very cool, Don! Great job! Roughly how much does the stand weigh?
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Wow, that is very cool, Don! Great job! Roughly how much does the stand weigh?
As close as I can get is about 13 lbs with the new side mounts.

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You stated that the stand works for both lowered and regular height bikes. I assume from the pictures that the stand adjusts using the 2 slots in each side plate. I get it for the left (shift) side of the bike because there is only 1 other attachment point but the right (brake) side mounts in 2 other places (rear master cylinder mount points) so how can that side adjust? What is the total height adjustment? What is the total weight…bathroom scale is close enough as that should be + or - 1 lb..
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Wow

I know you have been working at this a long time. Really looks good, i will be getting one for Christmas for sure.


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Can you post a pic with the stand in the riding position?

I like the mounting setup better that prior iterations. Looks real good - I appreciate all the work you have put into the project.


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Actually, the farther back the stand is from the heaviest part of the bike, the easier it will be to lever onto the stand. Dallasdon knows what he's doing here.
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Very Nice work! American ingenuity -- gotta love it! Thanks for the time and effort. Consider another one sold!

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You stated that the stand works for both lowered and regular height bikes. I assume from the pictures that the stand adjusts using the 2 slots in each side plate. I get it for the left (shift) side of the bike because there is only 1 other attachment point but the right (brake) side mounts in 2 other places (rear master cylinder mount points) so how can that side adjust? What is the total height adjustment? What is the total weight…bathroom scale is close enough as that should be + or - 1 lb..
The adjustments on the sides are to accomodate hard bags and anyting else that might be mounted at the same location on the frame and has nothing to do with the difference in height.

When the stand is ordered, it has to be specified whether it is the standard height or the lowered height as there are two different leg lengths for that purpose. Approximate weight is about 9-10 Lbs.

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I'm afraid I have some bad news. We got a call in the middle of the night from my wife's brother in Pampa Tx that her Father had died of Cardiac Arrest. He was 81 and had been going downhill for the last year pretty quickly. They were able to revive him but the prognosis looks grim so we'll have to wait and see.

We will be leaving Dallas this morning for Pampa so I will have to put all the momentum about the Center Stand on hold until I get back. I'll let everyone know when I get back.

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So sorry to hear about your wife's father.
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