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Interesting. I would like to see how it mounts.
I hope you are not going to mount it to a Desert Sled (based on your Avatar). The Sled has more ground clearance so the stand may not be long enough if it is built fir an Icon as in the picture.
 

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Interesting. I would like to see how it mounts.
I hope you are not going to mount it to a Desert Sled (based on your Avatar). The Sled has more ground clearance so the stand may not be long enough if it is built fir an Icon as in the picture.
Good point! But it's for the Icon -- I fly hang gliders in the desert (see below), not motos :)

It looks like a nice very piece of kit, but the mounting plates do stick down slightly, which will cut into ground clearance. Also, I'll have to pull the sidestand and the jack points for for my Bursig lift to do the install, so I may not get it done this instant. Maybe I can get my wife to hold it while I do that side, since she has claimed dibs on the bike :)

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Delivery... to the US, no less... took about a week. Maybe even less. I ordered the unit, expecting delivery to take forever, glanced out my front door a few days later, and there it was.
 

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I am very interested in this but now I have seen the close up images on the web site I can see that with the stand installed it is going to hang down quite a long way below the engine. If you are a 100% street rider that is not going to be any issue at all but for anybody who goes even mildly off road it could be an issue.
 

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That's become my concern as well. I'm thinking it's right on the edge. I'm going to make a cardboard mock-up of the mounting system, then go out and measure everything. If the unit sticks down less than 20mm or so, it should be fine. If it hangs too low (Isn't there a song about that?), I'll leave it off and stick with the Bursig lift for now.

BTW It looks like mounting the unit with the bolts they supply could mean ditching one of the mount points for the Bursig lift unless I do some engineering. It's too late at night to think about this. Time for a beer... or perhaps a glass of Tempranilo, since these are Italian bikes :)
 

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Better off buying a Royal Enfield interceptor and putting some dirt tyres on it if you are going to turn it into a road bike. They are very manageable in the dirt and you can pump the suspension up without a big investment, plus if you want performance go the 850 big bore kit. Cheap as chips and very well made. DS really is a good off road bike for its size and ideally that is what you use if for and a centre stand will kill it. The RE is a much more manageable road bike and already has the centre stand.
 

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It's been a tough call. On the onbe hand, we don't have any serious dirt near hear except for the OHV parks, and if I'm going to those, I'd take a for-real dirt bike. On the other hand, we do have quite a few very goaty roads with surfaces that vary from, "This is where we make potholes for later export to poor Third World nations that cannot afford potholes of their own," to, "Someday, lad, all this may be paved!"

The Scrambler is perfect for that sort of thing. I think of it as an any-road bike rather than an off-road bike. Indeed, that's what I got it for. And this center stand setup would cut into some of the ground clearance that makes it so perfect. I'm leaning toward saving the unit for the Monster 797 I don't have yet.
 

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Fair enough I ride with my brother in law who has a Godsillier (1200GS) and off road the DS kills it as it is much lighter (by 50 kilo). DS is a great ADV bike if set up properly and now we are out of lock down time to travel.
 
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