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Old 03-17-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
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Question Center stand on a KLR 650...?

Are there any special requirements for the installation of an SW Motech center stand on the KLR 650's...?

Is there already a place to bolts the thing up to on the stock frame...?

I have a chance to purchase one used less the spring and hardware and I wonder what else I will need to scrounge up to install it...

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Most center stands for the KLR's bolt to the foot peg brackets.
Mine is a TPI stand that fit very well (09 KLR )
Typically they give you longer bolts to fit the stand

Take off foot pegs, position center stand against foot peg bracket, line up foot pegs to the hole of the center stand and bolt up.

That is how mine went

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:27 AM   #3
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I just put the SW-Motech crash bars, centerstand and skid plate on my '09. The centerstand should be a piece of cake alone which as previously stated, bolts to the foot pegs. I suggest getting grade 10.9 bolts and use blue Loctite. Make sure the bolts are the correct length-very important! Make sure you get the pull-up handle that goes on the left passenger peg holder and the bolts for it as well. BTW...looks and works great!
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:34 AM   #4
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I looked on the site where I got mine from to see if they had downloadable instructions and they do. See this link:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/filem...download/2036/
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:46 PM   #5
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Let me know how you like it. I'm interested in picking up a stand for my bike. I just don't know if they look as sturdy as I want? Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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Frankly, this stand is heavy-duty and well built. I am very pleased.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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As stated, remove the foot pegs and on the left, get 2 bolts around 6mm longer than what are there, on the right you will need 2 bolts 10mm longer than standard as this is where a bracket and the spring attachment point fits.

Don't over torque the bolts either as the threaded in the frame has a habit of stripping.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:08 PM   #8
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A few people have experienced problems with the bolts breaking after installing a cs. Do you really want to add another 10 lbs. to the klr anyway?
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:11 PM   #9
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[quote=BigDaveF]I looked on the site where I got mine from to see if they had downloadable instructions and they do. See this link:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/filemanager/download/2036/[/quote]

Nice, thanks... Wonder if I can get teh correct spring and bolts too then...?

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Let me know how you like it. I'm interested in picking up a stand for my bike. I just don't know if they look as sturdy as I want? Thanks!
I had heard that same concern from a fellow KLR'r here... I'm not gonna camp out on it, just adjust the chain and stuff like that.
I think it should be fine...


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Don't over torque the bolts either as the threaded in the frame has a habit of stripping.
Will do, or don't as it were... Loctite maybe...?

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Old 03-17-2010, 05:39 PM   #10
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I looked out in the garage and found the one I had on my bike. Pay for shipping from Oklahoma and you can have it. Standard height with springs and all.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:21 PM   #11
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Center stand has a new owner............
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