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Old 03-04-2010, 06:47 AM   #61
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:08 AM   #62
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Cigar Mike is the man !

Got my stand today , fits perfect. Mike never actually had a XR250R to measure for the stand. He did it all from the numbers I gave him and his own knowledge. For it to fit perfect with no adjustments needed on either the stand or my bike , is friggin pretty amazing.

Two weeks from the time I committed to the stand , the UPS man brought it to my door.

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Awesome Job Mke !

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Old 03-04-2010, 09:35 AM   #63
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mine was waiting for me at the office today!

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Old 03-04-2010, 11:35 AM   #64
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:55 PM   #65
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Not prefect.

r00t4rd3d,

The stand looks like it is a little far forward in the down position. I would like you to stick a thin piece of material between the stops and get the stand a little more vertical. If you let me know the size of the material you shim it with I will be able to make the adjustment. Ideally the stand should be at approximate 15 degrees in relation to the ground. That will lift the rear of the bike higher as well. In addition that should allow the bike to rock back on the rear tire with the addition of about 30 lbs of weight behind the rear seat.

How good a guess was that on the angle of the center stand in the up position? I was hoping it would match the angle of the side stand.

But it works better then I thought it would considering I didn't get to try on a bike. I will send you a PM and see what you would like to do.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:57 PM   #66
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Mike , my driveway is all uneven and wavy. I think it made my pictures look deceiving. Here it is on a flatter surface. It couldn't be any closer to 15 degree's and my rear tire is off the ground 1 3/4.






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Old 03-04-2010, 06:29 PM   #67
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Mike , my driveway is all uneven and wavy. I think it made my pictures look deceiving. Here it is on a flatter surface. It couldn't be any closer to 15 degree's and my rear tire is off the ground 1 3/4.






OK, I was wrong. It is perfect after all.

It sure didin't look it from the other pictures.

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Old 03-05-2010, 02:41 PM   #68
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XT225 with Turbocity skid plate

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Did you ever come up with a center stand that works on the XT225 with the TC skidplate installed instead of the factory one?? Thanks, JustJohn
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:26 PM   #69
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Are you thinking of making one for the KLX250 at all?
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:14 PM   #70
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Or the DRZ400?
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:34 PM   #71
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Mike--good to see these great designs prosper. Would you be interested in creating a stand for the Super Sherpa? I'd happily buy one and I'd bet there'd be a few others too. Glad to have good folks like you here! Cheers

BTW, Norvegicus speaks very highly of you and that's good enough for me. ;)
x2 please! I'd be happy to send you measurements if you need them.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:52 PM   #72
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Did you ever come up with a center stand that works on the XT225 with the TC skidplate installed instead of the factory one?? Thanks, JustJohn
I have only seen pictures of the skidplate. One of the XT225.com members (was that you?) sent me pictures of his and I told him if he sent me his skidplate I was pretty sure I could make one fit. He decided to put the stock plate back on and install the center stand. I have not been asked about since until now.

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Or the DRZ400?
I have done a little research on the DRZ400 and from looking at the frame diagrams it looks like a stand similar to the XR stands would be possible. You would lose about 1 1/4" of ground clearance. I would just need to get my hands on a bike and the time to do it. I believe it would be close enough to the XR stand that I could make a few modifications and the it would fit the DR.

I would like to build one for the DR and hopefully I will get to it this year. If some one requests a stand for a certain model I do try and make one. Problem is I am getting a lot of requests for different models and I try to get to them on a first come first serve basis. It is because of the help of the Rockies Regional Forum members that I am able to get my hands on different models to make those stands.

I update my blogspot (http://www.cigarmikes.com/) as I start on new projects. And post here when they are available.

If not for the help of fellow inmates, there would only be two models available. I recieved part of and old frame to make the XR400 stand. That was cool!

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Old 03-05-2010, 08:32 PM   #74
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x2 please! I'd be happy to send you measurements if you need them.
I did look at the frame diagram for that bike and I think I will need the bike to make one. The Honda's are very close to one another so I was able to to do it with measurements on the XR250. I think I was more lucky then good on that one. Some don't work out that good and it takes a lot of effort to get it right. I am getting feed back now on the XR400 that indicates that there needs to be some adjustments. I would rather be lucky then good.

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I'll link to this thread from ThumperTalk. There might be a few others from the DRZ forum interested and, hopefully, that will include someone from Colorado.
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