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I'm looking for advice on the best center stand option.


Someone has posted that the Honda center stand bounces because the springs are not strong enough?


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I also have the Honda Centre stand. I ride very rough back roads and some offroad. To date there is not a hint of the stand moving off its stop.
 

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Does anyone out there have experience with aftermarket center stands?


I would find the bouncing Honda stand quite irritating.
 

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Got mine installed. Checked tension with one spring before I got the second one installed....
big difference in tension. I could see where it would bounce with just one spring installed.
BTW the second spring is fun to install. ;)
 

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There are a couple of hump back bridges in my locality. They are short sharp little bridges over small streams that will easily launch a bike if one desires. Because I know them so well I frequently get a little air over them. Even the landing after that does not get the centrestand to leave its stop. The bike has bottomed out on its suspension several times on dips but again the "dreaded centre stand bounce" does not occur. Afaik only one person on here (perhaps two ? ) have had a problem with the centrestand. It could be "single spring syndrome" or simply a weak spring. Imho that does not constitute a "problem" and is easily fixed. Imho, price is therefore the only consideration.
 

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I'm looking for advice on the best center stand option.


Someone has posted that the Honda center stand bounces because the springs are not strong enough?


Thanks all!
yes - the centre stand can bounce - mine did over just easy speed ramps without either wheel even leaving the ground it scraped along the road !

when it went for first service I got the boys at Honda Al Futaim to adjust it and now it fine so i guess it just a setting
 

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My Honda C/Stand is fine, has two springs from new.
 

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Any physical differences or other reason to choose the SW Motech over the Honda centre stand? I've just ordered an AT...
What about the weight, shape, ergonomics, price etc. Is one stand clearly the better choice? Or is the SW Mototech an exact copy of the Honda one?
I'd like something other than the 'bounce' discussion that has collected most posts.
 
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