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  • Offline jclaudej

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    how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    on: Oct 14, 2019, 09.24 am
    Oct 14, 2019, 09.24 am
    Hello from France,


    With my 176 cm I have some problem to keept my foots on the ground and I think to use a kit will resolve this problem
    I think with - 20mm I will be more confident
    But after, how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?

    Thank a lot for your contributions

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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #1 on: Oct 14, 2019, 05.27 pm
    Oct 14, 2019, 05.27 pm
    I lowered mine and haven't altered either of them  and its not fell over yet ( famous last words )  plus i can still get it on its center stand

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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 2019, 06.58 pm
    Oct 14, 2019, 06.58 pm
    Have you tried the lowest seat?

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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #3 on: Oct 14, 2019, 10.34 pm
    Oct 14, 2019, 10.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by oskar [+]
    Have you tried the lowest seat?

    @ oskar
    No, I prefer keept my seat and I don't want reduce the distance between my seat and my hold foots

    At the beginning, I think to decrease hte hight of my fork of maximum 1cm, but I hope that this modification won't be a stability problem after

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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #4 on: Nov 28, 2019, 12.44 am
    Nov 28, 2019, 12.44 am
    *Originally Posted by jclaudej [+]
    No, I prefer keept my seat
    That is a bad decision. On this forum I've read about the guy who lowered the suspension on his Crosstourer - and it totally f-ed up the handling of his bike.

    When one wants to have a better reach to the ground on his bike - first proper thing to do is to buy a motorcycling boots with thick sole, unless one already has them. Second proper thing to do - is lower the bike's seat. And if first and second is still not enough - only then it's reasonable to mess up with bike's suspensions geometry.

    And, by the way, being 176 cm tall you shouldn't have this problem in the first place. I'm 176 cm tall as well, and I have no problems riding any bikes. Yes, on a tall bikes, like Crosstourer, I usually don't reach the ground with my heels. But reaching the ground with my toes are enough for me to be confident on any bike once I got used to riding tall bikes like this. Try to just get used to reaching the ground with your toes only before modifying your bike.

    If you need an inspiration - read about Gaston Rahier: the guy was only 164 cm tall, so he couldn't reach the ground with his feet at all from the seat of his extremely tall rally BMW R80G/S with 60 liters of fuel onboard. Nevertheless, Gaston won two Paris-Dakar rally atop of this bike.
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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2020, 12.07 am
    Feb 10, 2020, 12.07 am
    Hey jean-claude,
    I too am short.  It is fine to lower your CT as I have said many times. It won't be messed up.  You must do front and rear.  In my case -30mm rear and and drop front 12mm (from memory) according to lowering link instructions.
    I bought a used side stand and chopped an inch out. I removed the centre stand and never missed it. I have a workshop stand if needed.
    Beware that you may ground the foot pegs a little more often.
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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #6 on: Apr 25, 2020, 06.09 pm
    Apr 25, 2020, 06.09 pm
    Hi Martymouse I've just lowered my CT by 20mm rear & 10mm front. I've got a side stand to chop down and can use the centre-stand by running the back tyre up a small ramp in the garage, but I'm interested in which workshop stand you're using instead of the centre-stand? Thanks

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    Re: how to adjust the side stand and center stand ?
    Reply #7 on: Apr 25, 2020, 07.16 pm
    Apr 25, 2020, 07.16 pm
    My biggest concern with keeping the centre stand was whether it would ground out - not a great feeling!! You have lowered a little less than me so maybe it is on the ok side. I absolutely don't miss it.
    I have the Abba stand for use in the garage/workshop. It is very steady and solid.  I can get the front or back wheel off the ground.
    Interestingly, it is probably less expensive than a Honda centre stand.
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