How do you cope without centerstand?

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How do you cope without centerstand?

Postby cug » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi All,

I'm thinking (very vaguely, will likely not happen) of adding an R nineT to the the stable and thought about the fact that the lack of the centerstand might drive me nuts. It's not as bad as on bikes with a chain, but still ...

In my experience with the boxers, if you leave it sitting on the side stand for extended periods of time, oil will run into the lower side cylinder head and burn with some smoke when starting. Is that still the case? Do you use a different stand when in the garage? Just don't care when on the road, but for "storage" prop it up somehow? Or does it just not create the issues I have seen with older ones?

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Re: How do you cope without centerstand?

Postby lcarlson » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:04 pm

My R1150R blows some smoke on cold startup after sitting a few days, but really, what difference does that make?
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Re: How do you cope without centerstand?

Postby cug » Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:57 pm

I'm just curious. That's all. I prefer to put my bikes on the centerstand in the garage and when I park somewhere where I want to use as little space as possible. Other than that, it really only annoys me when I either have a flat or the bike has a chain.

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Re: How do you cope without centerstand?

Postby Lost Rider » Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:57 pm

Here's how I do without a center stand while on the road:


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http://www.ninetowners.com/forum/wheels ... r-diy.html




And here's how I park it in the garage with a wheel choke/stand:


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Never really noticed any smoke coming out on cold starts on my 1200R, which 90% of the time parked on a side stand.
Hope that helps!
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Re: How do you cope without centerstand?

Postby Sander Abernathy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:05 pm

My R9t doesn't burn any more oil than my previous R1200Rs with the same DOHC engine. In fact, after only 3,700 miles it's remarkably frugal in its oil consumption. I may have added a half a quart once in all that time.

I don't miss the center stand at all.
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