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Old 04-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #421
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Well, as a person who has been waiting for a DRZ 400 stand since July or before I will say I am bummed but I do understand, and wish you no ill will. I hope you enjoy the next hobby or metal project you take up. If I am ever in your neck of the woods i will surely look you up and take you and yours out to dinner your a stand up guy and have brought joy to many people here for not much more payment than it made you happy.

Three cheers for Mike!!!

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+1... I couldn't agree more.... Thank you ! .
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #422
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WarHorse1961 was nice enough to come by this morning to help with fitting the stand to his bike. I tried to fit what I thought would work, but it did not. I will need to spend more time trying to figure out how to make the press down leg work on the left side. Since Pat came out all the way from Nebraska we decided to see how the press down leg would work on the right side of the bike.

Here are a few pictures of the prototype.



By putting on this little stirrup. It allows the rider to get his foot on the press down leg.

He can then slide it over on top to the leg and apply the force needed to get the bike onto the stand.




Pat has pannier racks on his bike and with his set up it there is no problem with a hand hold to help get the bike onto the stand. I am thinking that for bikes that are not set up that way I may have to make a handle that bolts on to the passenger peg mount.


What do you TA owners think? If it had to be on the right side would that be acceptable? Be careful with your answer though. If you would not buy one that way, it may provide the excuse to make them that way.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #423
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I was taking another look at the stand. And with the press down leg on the right side I can make the leg even longer. I can leave the stirrup in the same place but make the leg about 1" longer which would really help gain more leverage to help get the bike up. I wish I would have thought about that when the bike was here.

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:44 PM   #424
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Don't beat yourself up over it Mike, the stand works great just the way it is.

But then again, I did throw my back out today lifting her up on there. Stupid 450 pound beast.

It feels a bit weird lifting her up from the right side. But it sure feels better knowing I've got the stand if I need it.

Thanks for the great hospitality. I hope we run into each other again some time.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #425
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Don't beat yourself up over it Mike, the stand works great just the way it is.

But then again, I did throw my back out today lifting her up on there. Stupid 450 pound beast.

It feels a bit weird lifting her up from the right side. But it sure feels better knowing I've got the stand if I need it.

Thanks for the great hospitality. I hope we run into each other again some time.
If we would have put the extension off the side and left it the full length it probably would have made it a bit easier. 20-20 hind sight is a wonderful thing.

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #426
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In the long past days when I was scrawny and rode a 74 Norton Commando I had to use the center stand cause it was the only stable way i could jump high enough to kickstart it. Having the press down leg on the right is going be awkward until i get used to it. Put me down for one, please, when you get it all sorted.

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #427
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Hi Mike,

Thanks!

For future customers.
  • I paid and recieved my product without issue.
  • The installation instructions were easy to follow.
  • The quality of the workmanship is excellent.
  • Mike provided additional information on where to find replacement parts.
  • Smart details like the velcro strap to hold the centrestand up while installing the spring make this a one person install.
  • I've bought from online vendors since 2004; this was the easiest deal, and the easiest install.

Much appreciated Mike, excellent product. Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:44 PM   #428
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Hi Mike,

Thanks!

For future customers.
  • I paid and recieved my product without issue.
  • The installation instructions were easy to follow.
  • The quality of the workmanship is excellent.
  • Mike provided additional information on where to find replacement parts.
  • Smart details like the velcro strap to hold the centrestand up while installing the spring make this a one person install.
  • I've bought from online vendors since 2004; this was the easiest deal, and the easiest install.
Much appreciated Mike, excellent product. Thanks.
You are very welcome. Thank you for the kind words.

Cheers,

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #429
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Looooking Gooood!!! Let me know when you want funds sent Something well thought out and well made is worth a little extra time
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:29 AM   #430
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Looooking Gooood!!! Let me know when you want funds sent Something well thought out and well made is worth a little extra time
The weather is getting nice now so of course the orders are picking up for stands. It will take me at least three weeks to fill whats on the books. And that is if no one else orders one. Your continued patient would be appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:49 PM   #431
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The weather is getting nice now so of course the orders are picking up for stands. It will take me at least three weeks to fill whats on the books. And that is if no one else orders one. Your continued patient would be appreciated.

Cheers,

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Hopefully my name is still on the list and I will be ready when you are, no worries time wise
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #432
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:10 PM   #433
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Just a heads up. I am still making stands but at a much slower rate. This hobby has taken a back seat to other interests, one of which is riding motorcycles. I have not forgotten anyone. It is just taking longer for me to fill orders.

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Old 07-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #434
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I'd like to add mine as well....
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:08 AM   #435
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Don't forget about us DRZ guys

we're waiting in the wings

I'm still working on getting up there to buy you some dinner
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