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does anyone have the dp centre stand for their monster?

yay or nay? i am a casual rider, no track days.
 

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I've got it. some say it's a travesty. I say it's really easy to do chain stuff and I never worry about my bike falling over when parked. It does cost more than a pit bull or other rear stand, but it was on the bike when I bought it and I was used to having a center stand from my FZ1. So I guess I say Yay
 

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I have one for the my S2R. I bought it used from the dealer when I bought the bike for $95. It's the only one I've ever owned so I have nothing to compare it to, but it works great.
 

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pnut said:
I have one for the my S2R. I bought it used from the dealer when I bought the bike for $95. It's the only one I've ever owned so I have nothing to compare it to, but it works great.
centre stand or paddock stand? i am talking about the one that stays on your bike while you ride.. :)
 

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I've got one of those off an ST4, you want it? I'll sell it to you.
 

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I've got one and love it, makes doing stuff way easy for me since I don't have a grage.

Think i have some pics

white arrow is where it connects using the reatset bolt, orange is a screw through the rear of the engine case.

last pic is from below

You can't see the stand on my bike unless you look for it...I love it.
 

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Where does one "aquire" one of these? ;D
 

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I built a removable center stand. Goes through that big hole in the engine case on the bottom that is open. I simply slip a rod into it and through the hole when I need to service it, pull the bike on on the stand just like any other bike with a center stand. When done, roll the bike off, pull the rod out and hang it on the wall. When servicing the front tire, just put a jack under the engine while it's on the stand and get the front wheel off the ground. Very safe and stable.
 

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My Monster had one installed when I got it. Thought it was useful for chain lubes and such and it actually protected my left can when I had a low speed low side.

But it rusted up solid :mad: and in order to remove it for repair, I had to buy a rear stand.

So I never put it back on. Ended up giving it away to a DMLer who really wanted one.

I say get a rear stand and to hell with it.

By the way, it's heavy as hell. My bike weighed in at under 400 lbs at the track this summer (no super lightweight parts, just general clean-up). the center stand would surely have put it over 400.
 

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i say use a rear stand and forget the center stand. but, this is just my opinion. i love the way my bike looks from the rear and know i wouldn't want to see a huge chunk of steel hanging from it. if you buy a quality stand you won't have to use a center stand. hell, lyndse's 250 came with a center stand and i yanked it off as soon as she wasn't looking. now i have one rear stand that works on both bikes.

(don't let my hatred for center stands disuade you from installing one on your bike. they are very practical and useful. i just hate the way they look)
 
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