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Old 23 May 2008
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kle centre stand

I'm new to this site and new to the kle500 , i love the bike but the side stand terrifies me !!it always looks as if me bikes going to roll off and hit the bottom. has anyone fitted a centre stand to a 2005 model? If ye have where did ye get it and do you have to remove the side stand? Oh and how much was it? Cheers .. ANO..
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hi

I'm new to the hubb as well. some useful info here mate. http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...essories-28986
cheers...
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Welcome to both of you.


The stand can be purchased here...

Motorcycle Road and Race Ltd, Parts and Accessories

Hope this helps


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centre stand

hi i have the stand fitted on my bike the side stand is not touched u have to take pegs off and put bracket behind the foot pegs.
it is the best add on to put on bike cleaning,doing the chain or any working on bike is made easy plus i got my side stand shortend by 1/2 inch as i was sick of not been able to put it down without leaning over other side
it is easy to put on centre stand as well
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Cheers mate . ANNO
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KLE 500 stand

Guys...

I am happy that I found this topi. So did anyone tried the central stand ? I got an KLE 2007 and I want to purchase one. Was difficult to mount it ? You need to renounce at the side stand ?

I seen at that company also a lowering kit. I got the same question: does anybody tried the kit ? They say that you get additional 60 mm which I found confortable for city roads...

Just waiting for your reply

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Petre, Check out voleurs thread - KLE 05 with accessories. You will see photo guide to fitting centre stand. It is easy to fit, the only problem I encountered was putting both springs on but it can be done. Side stand remains in place. It may take you a few attempts to master putting bike on centre stand as it is not located on balance point of bike, situated slightly to rear.
I have raising kit on my bike. Easy to remove tie rods (dog bones) and replace. Greatest difficulty I had was removing bolt close to exhaust. I got around the problem by lying bike on ground, just a leverage thing.
Same principal to lower rear of bike

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Thank you

Thanks for the reply

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I have the raising kit as well. You wont have the problem with the side stand anymore when bike is raised.

Also fitted the centre stand to my 2005 KLE. Even if it says it is only for old model KLE it fits the newer ones.

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centre stand for kle500 07 model

hi all,
I'm hoping you can help me. . .
will this centre stand

SW Motech Centre Stands for Kawasaki Motorcycle Parts and Motorcycle Accessories

(the Motech one) fit an 07 model?
motech site says 91-05 model, I have called them and they cannot copnfirm if it will fit my bike. I have called kawasaki, they couldn't tell me if there was any difference between the 05 and 07.
any help would be much appreciated.
I'm stumped.
Nathan.
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the only problem I encountered was putting both springs on but it can be done.
I only managed to get one of the springs on mine. I thought they sent the second spring by accident. Does the skinny one fit inside the fat one or what?
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All the issues modern bike owners have because of no centre stand is really a pain in the _ss. I would rather my KLE be a few kgs heavier and have the convenience of a centre stand than all the aggravation experienced by not having one. MY KLE has probably cost me 3 times the price of an aftermarket centre stand from damage caused by the bike repeatedly falling off the side stand on various occasions. A mid-sized dual-purpose bike with a centre stand will definitely get vote next purchase if I can actually one.
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MY KLE has probably cost me 3 times the price of an aftermarket centre stand from damage caused by the bike repeatedly falling off the side stand on various occasions.
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Those kick stands are a real design flaw. The guy who sold me my KLE's five-year-old daughter pulled the bike over on top of herself the day before I bought it. She was fine - bike less so. Then, the day I bought it, I stopped on the way home and - voila - dropped it. Since then I have dropped it once more for luck.

Those Mototech centre stands aren't great IMO. I only use mine when I'm working on the bike - and even then I usually tie the front brake lever. It takes very little to pitch it off the stand.

Don't know if this has happened to anyone else but my first Mototech centre stand broke after about 6 months. Mototech replaced it for me no questions.
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Hey Nathan,

I have a '07 KLE with the SW Motech centre stand and it works a treat. Go for it. Pics in the KLE pics thread.

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