SW-MOTECH Centerstand Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

SKU:HPS.05.257.100
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The must-have accessory for sport-touring! Greatly eases basic chain maintenance tire changes parking and bike cleaning. Super-strong steel construction features typical German design and high engineering standards. Superb integration with the factory exhaust and sidestand components - retain all existing features without sacrificing lean angle or clearances. read more

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$245.95 USD

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Description

All hardware needed to mount the centerstand included. Typically installs using basic hand tools. No welding cutting or drilling of existing frame or body parts required. Tough black powdercoated finish with some gray fittings or hardware as applicable. A double-retention spring is included as a safety feature to prevent the centerstand from contacting pavement if one of the two springs should fail during a ride. Designed to work with OEM components — we cannot assure fit with aftermarket exhausts or other accessories.

Special Note: This centerstand does not fit the 2012- DL650. For the 2012 V-strom centerstand please order HPS.05.764.10000.B.

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Technical Differences between SW-MOTECH’s Centerstand and Suzuki’s Centerstand for the V-Strom

Straight ahead ground clearance
SW-MOTECH and Germany’s TUV (their version of the Department of Transportation) have tested the straight-ahead ground clearance of both centerstands with the suspension fully compressed. This test showed that SW-MOTECH’s original version 1 centerstand has a minimum ground clearance of 62mm (2.44 inches) while the Suzuki stand had a minimum ground clearance of 85mm (3.35 inches). Neither centerstand touched the ground.

The test concluded that if the stock suspension was fully compressed while traveling straight-ahead on flat ground neither centerstand could contact the ground. This test did not investigate ground clearance on uneven off-road surfaces.

Since the test SW-MOTECH has revised their design and increased ground clearance by 8mm (0.31 inches) for a total minimum ground clearance of 70mm (2.75 inches). The difference between the minimum ground clearance using the Suzuki and SW-MOTECH centerstand is now 15mm (0.6 inches) the approximate diameter of a “pinkie” finger.

Most centerstands regardless of manufacturer do somewhat reduce ground clearance on most bikes. Use of any centerstand is not advisable if you have lowered either your front or rear suspension (or both). Lowering a bike also makes it more difficult to use a centerstand as it increases the amount of force required to lift the bike onto the stand.

Cornering clearance
SW-MOTECH and Germany’s TUV (their version of the Department of Transportation) have tested the cornering angle clearance of both centerstands.

The test concluded that when turning to the left the Suzuki centerstand is the first item to contact the ground and thus limits cornering clearance.

The test concluded that SW-MOTECH’s centerstand does not limit ground clearance when turning to the left or the right with a fully loaded bike as original parts of the bike touched the ground before the SW-MOTECH centerstand.

It should be noted that version 2 of the SW-MOTECH centerstand was used in this test (the model with a chamfer or angled cut in the left side of the centerstand’s bottom crossbar.

Width and on-stand stability
The Suzuki centerstand is slightly wider than SW-MOTECH’s centerstand. This causes Suzuki’s centerstand to limit cornering clearance and may contribute added stability to the Suzuki centerstand. That said I’ve used SW-MOTECH’s centerstand when installing/removing crashbars fairing parts gas tanks and luggage systems on my personal V-Strom for 4 years and have never had the bike fall off the SW-MOTECH centerstand. Both the Suzuki and SW-MOTECH centerstand are stable enough for general maintenance use.

Ease of use
There have been no scientifically conducted tests that we know of comparing the force required to use either the Suzuki or the SW-MOTECH centerstand. While we do not have personal experience with the Suzuki stand I have used the SW-MOTECH centerstand on a fully loaded DL1000 V-Strom with a full tank of gasoline and a maxed-out 3-case hard luggage system and did not have difficulty extending or retracting the centerstand.

Note: outer retention spring has 15 coils and is approximately 54mm long (excluding hooks).

Special Note: We do not recommend installing centerstands on bikes with a lowered rear suspension because use on a lowered bike may result in:

  • ground clearance & cornering clearance problems and
  • difficulty in lifting the lowered bike onto the centerstand.

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Part Numbers

Our part number: HPS.05.257.100
GTIN13 / EAN: 4052572006931

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  1. Humble Bub

    Great quality

    Humble Bub

    Fit and finish is excellent. Working slowly it took me 90 minutes to install. As another customer reported the upper Allen bolt on exhaust side is awkward and I was glad I had a wobbler extension in my tools. It is easy to lift bike on and off stand. Follow the YouTube video and all will be well.

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  2. Wib

    Great product

    Wib

    The center stand was easy to install and works perfectly. Looks great too. Highly recommend!!

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  3. patricklaf

    Solid stand

    patricklaf

    Very easy to install. Might want to consider planning a good way to install the springs before starting as this is a tough part of the job

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  4. penmaker

    Easy Up

    penmaker

    My DL650 is lowered. I’ve read where there has been concern with the effort to lift the bike onto the centerstand but don’t worry, it’s a breeze.
    Installation can be hard to manipulate with the two side plates going between the stand hubs. An extra set of hands would help just to hold things for the first pair of bolts. Use the spring installation tool or a piece of steel brake line with a notch sliced front the end.
    The product is well built and the paint finish is great. You’ll need some thread locker and a fingertip of grease that is not provided with stand.

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