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Are you getting a center stand?

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Ok ,this is very interesting question thanks for bringing it up :)
First n foremost do we really need a center stand for this bike ???
Secondly the sales executive @ Bangalore showroom said there are chances that ur side stand might not be properly put when u park ur bike and chances that u might ending up tripping your bike ,I thought who would do that and Thot he's trying to selling me the accessories by playing good cop & bad cop routine lol :D
Jokes apart ,thirdly these bikes have very low ground clearance and street 500/750 have the best clearance in all the models ,but back in India we have bigger speed breakers :p
Lol so it kind reduces that clearance it will scrape the Tarmac everywhere ...
Plz everybody give your valuable inputs ...
I Thot the sales guy was genuinely suggesting me later wen I started to think about it ...
 

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And also since the above accessories picture shows ENGINE GUARD ,plz comment on that as well ,am going to get it installed in my bike ...
How many of you guys gonna get it fixed in your bikes ,and plz share pros n cons of theses accessories ....

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I figure that I'll get a center stand. I think that it makes the bike more stable when you are parking it and it also looks better than having it leaning to one side. I don't really understand the engine guard though. Does that thing stay on the bike even while you are riding or is it just for storage?
 

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Many of my old metric bikes had center stands. It is nice to be able to roll the rear tire around to check tire pressure. It would also allow for slightly smaller parking space.
However, I personally would not pay to add one. The side stand works fine for me. I have no use for an engine guard either. But you can mount highway pegs on them, especially since the Street has mid controls.
 

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I'll consider the center stand if it will make things like draining the oil work better. (why do some bikes put the drain plug on the high side when bike is on the side stand ?)
I'll also consider the engine guard if I want to add highway pegs and can't figure out a better way to mount them, but I'm really not crazy about Harley's engine guard - it looks like it sticks out way too much. Might find a better after-market one.
 

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Ok ,this is very interesting question thanks for bringing it up :)
First n foremost do we really need a center stand for this bike ???
Secondly the sales executive @ Bangalore showroom said there are chances that ur side stand might not be properly put when u park ur bike and chances that u might ending up tripping your bike ,I thought who would do that and Thot he's trying to selling me the accessories by playing good cop & bad cop routine lol :D
Jokes apart ,thirdly these bikes have very low ground clearance and street 500/750 have the best clearance in all the models ,but back in India we have bigger speed breakers :p
Lol so it kind reduces that clearance it will scrape the Tarmac everywhere ...
Plz everybody give your valuable inputs ...
I Thot the sales guy was genuinely suggesting me later wen I started to think about it ...
Not everyone will need a center stand, it just depends on your needs and wants.
In my case I will need it
 

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After a quarter century of riding only BMWs, not having a center stand has been a huge hardship for me with my V-Rod. Little things like not being able to set your helmet on the seat without it rolling off due to the angle the bike leans at on it's side stand, to the left leaning bias my tank bag has developed from the bike always leaning left on the side stand, become daily annoyances. With a center stand you can measure and adjust belt tension easily, clean wheels, check things, change oil, work on the bike so much more easily. For the V-Rod I had to buy an expensive wheel chock and scissors lift where on the Beemers, the center stand was always enough.
 

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I prefer using a rear stand and lifting the rear wheel only when doing maintenance and cleaning. I had a center stand on my scooter, but not on my current bike. There are some conveniences provided with a center stand, but most of the time, your just hauling around extra weight that can drag the pavement, and I found out with the scooter, it's an extra maintenance item that periodically needs attention, so I just prefer not to have one unless it comes free. With my scooter, it began to not spring all the way up when I released it, until I made some adjustments to it, and when this first started happening, it was a safety hazard, because I had no way of knowing that it was partially hanging down until I started operating the scooter.
 

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Please escuse my ignorance, but what are highway pegs?
Foot pegs placed way out in front of the rider, usually attached to the front down tubes of the frame. Think Easy Rider. It is a way to stretch one's legs out on long highway rides, but places your feet away from the foot controls unless the controls are also located there (lousy for cornering but many riders like that way of riding, I never liked the feeling of wind blowing up my trouser legs)
 

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I use my highway pegs to keep my legs moving. My knees don't like staying in the same position for a long time. I alternate one up and one down on longer rides. Don't much care for them both up. Cornering or any traffic and the feet are back on the foot pads where the belong though!

(and I kinda like the air blowing up there)... Just not the bugs or rocks! LOL
 

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How many of you would consider getting the center stand in the picture below for your Street 500/750?

Center stand is a possibility for me but I really want to know how you guys feel about having the engine guards. I feel as if it stands out a little too much and no goign with the flow of the bike.. tell me what you guys think.
 

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And also since the above accessories picture shows ENGINE GUARD ,plz comment on that as well ,am going to get it installed in my bike ...
How many of you guys gonna get it fixed in your bikes ,and plz share pros n cons of theses accessories ....

Regards :
Santosh
Engine guards and the front crash guards are essential part of any bike. I fail to understand as to why harley has neglected this safety and are selling these guards as assessories? Instead of strapping two saree guards on either sides, they should of fixed a crash guard. Taking the safety norms and sound decibels control they have fitted a stock exhaust then why not take the safety of the rider as well as the bike's into consideration be a crash guard given pre fitted to the bike???
 

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Engine guards and the front crash guards are essential part of any bike. I fail to understand as to why harley has neglected this safety and are selling these guards as assessories? Instead of strapping two saree guards on either sides, they should of fixed a crash guard. Taking the safety norms and sound decibels control they have fitted a stock exhaust then why not take the safety of the rider as well as the bike's into consideration be a crash guard given pre fitted to the bike???
Engine guards like those are pretty useless in anything much beyond a parking lot tip over. Many moons ago a buddy with crash bars on a Suzuki clipped my leg from behind while I was stopped and his crash bar bent from the impact. In a crash at any kind of speed they just bend back and often the mounting bolts rip out of the frame or whatever mounting bracket they use. I never waste my time with them. They certainly won't save you from injury because you are going to go one way and the bike somewhere else. Been to that rodeo enough times to know how it works. Lets just say I do my own stunts.

For saving the bike from damage frame sliders are a better way to go. You will chew up the frame slider but if you position them well they ought to last long enough to keep expensive engine parts or the frame from touching the pavement. Frame sliders are cheap and effective.
 

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Engine guards like those are pretty useless in anything much beyond a parking lot tip over. Many moons ago a buddy with crash bars on a Suzuki clipped my leg from behind while I was stopped and his crash bar bent from the impact. In a crash at any kind of speed they just bend back and often the mounting bolts rip out of the frame or whatever mounting bracket they use. I never waste my time with them. They certainly won't save you from injury because you are going to go one way and the bike somewhere else. Been to that rodeo enough times to know how it works. Lets just say I do my own stunts.

For saving the bike from damage frame sliders are a better way to go. You will chew up the frame slider but if you position them well they ought to last long enough to keep expensive engine parts or the frame from touching the pavement. Frame sliders are cheap and effective.
Kewl!!! thnx
 

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I would like to buy both centre stand n engine guard but I'm not liking the option provided by harley guys. I agree with desert tortoise n would prefer frame slider sort of a thing.
Anyone did any research on screamin eagle exhaust kit? N.its sound effect?
 

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Engine guards and the front crash guards are essential part of any bike. I fail to understand as to why harley has neglected this safety and are selling these guards as assessories? Instead of strapping two saree guards on either sides, they should of fixed a crash guard. Taking the safety norms and sound decibels control they have fitted a stock exhaust then why not take the safety of the rider as well as the bike's into consideration be a crash guard given pre fitted to the bike???
Gvt. has a strict rule that dealer has to sell bike with saree guard(removing it after taking delivery is not illegal btw) , no such rule for engine guard . I agree with your point but companies these days try to make profit from anywhere possible ...
 

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Gvt. has a strict rule that dealer has to sell bike with saree guard(removing it after taking delivery is not illegal btw) , no such rule for engine guard . I agree with your point but companies these days try to make profit from anywhere possible ...
A crash guard like those shown in the P&A catalog can become a big hazard if you grind it in a corner. They are rigid enough that, if you deck one with the bike leaned over, it can lever the front tire off the road and the resulting crash is no fun at all. I used to remove crash guards from old BMW twins for exactly this reason. They were the first thing to scrape and could cause a crash.
 
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