What brand center stand did you install, @ovidiu.samfirescu
? Hepco Becker? SW Motech? AFAIK
, neither one should ever interfere with the chain. I installed the HB. As it happens, I chewed up one chain to an incredible superslack floppitude by means of dumb neglect while crossing the dusty desert southwest, yet I never had the chain hit the stand. All's it did was start to snatch at the sprocket. My dumb was, I was only lubing the chain about ever thou, instead of every four hundred. Are you certain you installed the stand correctly, ovidiu? Where's it hitting? Is the stand cocked to port? I can't make out these thumbnail pics. I click on one, I get naught.
No, you don't need center stands at home... Just the opposite! Yes, you may have to remove a wheel on the road. I've had it happen. No, you're not always near either home or a shop when the poop hits the prop. I take it you've had some blowback from your anti-stand stand. Let's hope you don't learn the hard way. Both bulk and weight are low as you can go. Not an issue.
But here's a peach: "Or even worst, just for storage?" What? There's many and many a guy in this world with just a wee strip room between cars in the garage, where a bike leaning on the side stand would be a major pain for the old lady to sidle round, when compared to one on the center. I got a good buddy just up the street with two bikes on their stands between two cars just like that. The driver door to the old lady's bimmer opens up right where his bikes live. I have a teensy one car garage myself. The wife's car lives outside. My truck lives on the street. Whenever the bike fleet in our wee garage exceeds four, one bike or other, at least, has to to go up on the center stand. Otherwise, we can't tote the groceries through.
But most often, it's just this: I fetch up at Motel Patel in East Gnawed Pencil Tennessee, after too long of a day in the saddle, exhausted, ready to rinse off the road grime and collapse. Need an early start at the crack of tomorrow. Up on the center stand, shake my can of PJ Blue, spin the back wheel, done ... and bless the fact I thought to make life easy.
Tho with the KLR, it was most often this: Way out in the boonies, I'd prop her on the center stand so that a surprise three a. m. thunderstorm wouldn't sink sidestand into the mud and drop that puppy.