Center stand options

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  1. Army86VFR750

    Army86VFR750 New Member

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    I did a search, and didn't find anything. Has anyone out there used a different center stand on their VFR750? Honda cross-ref says it's only for 86-87 VFR700/750.

    Anyone have an extra? (no laughing, please)
     
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    the upside == with enough measurements, a good machinist shouldnt have much of a problem replicating the centerstand for these bikes. its really just 4 tubes welded together with a couple of eyelets on the top, 2 feet on the bottom, another foot where you push down at, and a seperate tube that holds the stand on the bike (oh, and that darned spring that holds it up while riding).

    the downside == welcome to one of the most sought after parts for a 1st gen VFR. theyre not easy to find, and theyre few and far between, but theyre out there of you're patient.
     
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    If I could find one, I'm sure I could find a sutible match.

    The exhaust clamps must be the next most desirable part.
     
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    id imagine you could be able to find the clamps on powersportspro,com or servicehonda.com. have you tried either of those yet?
     
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    Army,

    You lucky Dog. Yes I have one that you can purchase from me.

    If you want it I will remove from bike it is on and ship it to you. your cost $50.00 shipped
    they are available from several places; bikebandit.com, MRcycles.com
    Send me a PM if you are interested.
    And if you tell me which clamps you want I will throw them in the box for you as well for no additional charge.
     
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    just get a swingarm stand. problem solved.

    How often would you put your bike on the centerstand unless you were at our own garage anyway???
     
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    uuhhh....i use mine quite a bit....i dont even like using the kickstand unless im in a hurry.
     
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    in the paddock we would just lean the bike up against the wall. The swingarm stand was for wrenching between practice sessions. What's wrong with a sidestand unless you're doing maintenance?
     
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    theres nothing wrong with that at all....its really just a matter of personal preference. ive met people who dont even want a centerstand mounted on their bike cause they feel it takes away from the lean angle of the bike.
     
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    For doing maintenance, winter storage in the garage, and TDY's if I was leaving it in a parking lot on base. I've seen too many sidestands sink in hot asphalt.
     
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    Here are the tank pics and no I don't have the seat cowl
     

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