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Old 02-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #33
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Bath Uk
Oddometer: 2,350
A cut and paste from airheads list

I'd run dual-crossover systems on all of my bikes, if the centerstand
location did not make that so difficult. You can see from BMW's
struggle with the 1981-84 centerstands that even a team of brilliant
BMW engineers were somewhat stymied by the problem of raising a 500-lb
motorcycle with half the lever length that they had before. I've
probably doodled a hundred ideas for fixing that issue, including
hydraulic and pneumatic methods. None were viable market-wise.

The electric centerstand system fitted to the bottom of a K1200LT
weighs about the same as an R65.

Tom Cutter
Yardley, PA
"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work
for the rabbit." -?R. E. Shay
R90s 1070 replica, R90/6, 1958 R50
1971 Commando Fastback
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