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Old 07-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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So, the rumor mills tells me that a lowered version F650 GS twin can not have a center stand----

Sorry , I cant believe that to be a truth--- WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY ( my mantra)

I'm sure that some one here has the answer, would you mind sharing the definitive way to install a

center stand on the lower version of BMW'S mighty might
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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No problem

I got a SW Motek (if that's how you spell it) from Twisted Throttle for wifey's bike (2011). Been on there for 9K miles with no problems.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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I got a SW Motek (if that's how you spell it) from Twisted Throttle for wifey's bike (2011). Been on there for 9K miles with no problems.
I bought the same centerstand and removed about 1 1/4" it works great.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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centerstand on lowered F650gs

When I bought my lowered F650GS, the dealer told me is the issue is not "can you put a centerstand on" (you can), but the problem is insufficient ground clearance when leaned over in a turn.

So, I'm curious: have you guys with a centerstand on a lowered F650GS found there to be any problem scraping the centerstand when in a steep turn?
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #5
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Clearance

The wife has had it down the Dragon several times. On the left side she scrapes the kickstand,and on the right, hits the Vario case. I did not remove any material from the centerstand. Gets the rear wheel nice and high. Might be a little difficult to use for some. I'm pretty big and I just muscle it up.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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This seems to always be coming up...

I had a lowered suspension and put on a standard center stand with no ill effects... had the set up for a couple of years... rode the twisties in northern New Mexico Mountains and all over Colorado... even went off roading with it some...

It is no different then a fat guy sitting on the bike and not adjusting the preload as far as worrying about the stand scraping...

I have scraped my foot pegs on both side in tight turns... but not my center stand...

Here is a YouTube Video of a guy with a lowerd suspension and standard BMW center stand so you can see what they look like... VIDEO

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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Well, that damn sure works for me. Thanks for the vid,-- and proof that the naysayers are WRONG!!!
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