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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 07:10 AM
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Is this a similar thing to knobby tyres being too noisy? Beach too sandy? Water too wet? Center stand clangs on very bumpy roads, it doesn't bother me at all. I love it for cleaning and maintenance. Luxury or necessity? Neither. See if you can't break your bike by having one.
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Neither a luxury or a necessity. just something that's useful to have. And Honda must agree or why else provide the fixing points and an option to fit or not. And then multiple 3rd party makers providing alternatives.

Certainly useful for me for 3 reasons. Chain adjust and lubrication as well as allowing me to park it at home within a smaller footprint.
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Agree with all the above, and for me, I park my AT on a bike lift, and itís so much easier to safely have it central and safe on the centre stand.
Another good idea is to have a plate across the stand to stop it snagging up off road, (works as an additional bash guard for the suspension linkage)
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It's troll bait from the OP. Just a snarky attitude toward those who have/use a center-stand.

Anyone could argue, why does anyone need crash bars or skid plates....

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A lot of guys on here would complain about the rope we used to hang 'em with, even if it was brand-new.
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I bought the centre stand for oiling the chain and cleaning the bike.

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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 05:24 PM
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I always had/have centre stand in all my mikes (well, apart from enduros) as I think the advantages outweigh the drawbacks.


But the other day a colleague mentioned "Do you know that you CRF Honda centre stand weighs some 7 kgs?". Is it really that heavy? I suspect there maybe aftermarket options that are lighter.
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