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Offline Martin

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Centre stand removal
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:08:26 PM »
Ditched a bit more excess baggage tonight :-)



Just need to find something nice to cover the holes.  Anyone else found a neat solution they would like to share?

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 08:41:09 PM »
Can you post photos of the 'holes' and a side view of the bike(from the exhaust side)?

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 11:23:29 AM »
Here you go... also need to find something for the holes in the rear rack, but haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it, or replace with the non-rear rack pillion grab handles.



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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 12:04:58 PM »
Why remove the centre stand - its quite useful?

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 12:22:00 PM »
I find an ABBA Superbike Stand to be much more useful and easier to use for storage and maintenance.  I'm never likely to want to use the centre stand when out and about, so it was an ugly and unnecessary appendage for me  :002:

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 12:41:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by Martin [+]
Here you go... also need to find something for the holes in the rear rack, but haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it, or replace with the non-rear rack pillion grab handles.

I assume you removed the bag mounts?? If so use the shorter bolts to 'fill' those holes, though I am pretty sure they will do a good job of securing the rear rack as well(othewise it is only held by 2 bolts).

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 01:01:16 PM »
Ah ha, thanks for that, didn't think to check if they were used for mounting the rear rack! *DOH*

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 01:42:50 PM »
I have used the shorter bolts from the front of the bag mounts to fill those holes, you may want to put a nylon washer in there to protect the 'paint', though it is either covered by the bolt or the plastic cover of the bag mounts.

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2019, 03:00:04 AM »
I realize this is an old post, but I'm considering removing the center stand on my XR once I get it.  Was this issued solved?  What to do with the open hole left when the stand is removed?

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Re: Centre stand removal
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2019, 09:41:44 AM »
If I was to remove my Center stand I wails buy the Ilmberger belly pan as it’s the only full length belly pan I found and looks great (but very expensive)

https://www.ilmberger-carbon.de/CarbonE/S-1000-XR-ab-2015_EN.aspx
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2016 BMW S1000R SPORT ABS
2015 YAMAHA MT-07 ABS

 



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