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Offline Oyley

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Re: RR engine guard with central stand
Reply #10 on: September 13, 2020, 12:47:30 AM
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Re: RR engine guard with central stand
Reply #11 on: September 13, 2020, 01:44:37 AM
*Originally Posted by pm9654 [+]
I love my SW-Motech skid plate and OEM centerstand!

Have one on order! 
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Re: RR engine guard with central stand
Reply #12 on: September 13, 2020, 03:43:36 PM
I think part of why RR doesn't care about the center stand is when the bike is lifted (as with their level 2 kit) the center stand is to short and it doesn't look like there's enough clearance for a longer stand without hitting the rear wheel.

I honestly don't understand the obsession with center stands anyway. They're convenient I guess but not that convenient and I wouldn't want one without a skid plate on it. The part of the bike where the center stand is sees a lot of obstacles on these low slung ADV bikes (as evidenced by the skid plates on my GS) and an uncovered centerstand is a recipe for getting stuck on things.

For folks who don't ride off road much and don't see a lot of terrain features it's probably irrelevant to worry about having a plate as strong as the RR one. In such situations mounting a rock guard of sorts and keeping the center stand works fine... and the guard is probably overkill.

That's my opinion and it's worth as much as you paid for it. 

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Re: RR engine guard with central stand
Reply #13 on: September 16, 2020, 08:34:57 AM
Rally-Raid are missing out.  :084: There's a lot of demand for a bash plate that fits with a center stand.
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Re: RR engine guard with central stand
Reply #14 on: September 16, 2020, 04:35:34 PM
*Originally Posted by veriest1 [+]
I think part of why RR doesn't care about the center stand is when the bike is lifted (as with their level 2 kit) the center stand is to short and it doesn't look like there's enough clearance for a longer stand without hitting the rear wheel.

I honestly don't understand the obsession with center stands anyway. They're convenient I guess but not that convenient and I wouldn't want one without a skid plate on it. The part of the bike where the center stand is sees a lot of obstacles on these low slung ADV bikes (as evidenced by the skid plates on my GS) and an uncovered centerstand is a recipe for getting stuck on things.

For folks who don't ride off road much and don't see a lot of terrain features it's probably irrelevant to worry about having a plate as strong as the RR one. In such situations mounting a rock guard of sorts and keeping the center stand works fine... and the guard is probably overkill.

That's my opinion and it's worth as much as you paid for it.


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Yes. Makes perfect sense.  I still have my KLR to beat up if the mood strikes and I'm getting a bit creaky to be doing any hard core off road riding anyway.
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