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Center stand fitment

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bosco659, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    I want to install a center stand on my ‘76. Are there fitment issues with the Commando pipes I have on there now? Thx
     
  2. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    There should be no fitment issues other than the tang hitting against the muffler when the stand is up. Original mufflers had a tab with a rubber bumper in it to stop that. The simple solution is to put a short length of heater hose on the tang to pad it against the muffler. Being that far back, the muffler doesn't get hot enough to melt it .....

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    Something I will mention though is that the tangs on these stands have the nasty habit of eventually breaking off so it's a good idea to brace them, as shown in the 1st pic above.

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    Yamaha apparently was aware of the problem because they added a brace to the tang on the last couple model years. So, if you're shopping for a stand, that's another option - get one of the later factory braced ones .....

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    However, that large factory brace may require you to get a bit more creative with the heater hose "pad", notching it out so it slips on far enough .....

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  3. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thx for all the great info. In the picture you posted with the stand up, with the pipes shown, the pipes are upswept where mine are more ‘parallel” to the ground. Do you think I’ll still be ok? 0C48E2C5-06CC-4C00-8AEA-8A5BDF5127E5.jpeg
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Bosco,
    You have such a great looking bike, I was searching your earlier posts to try and see if you ever posted photos of it and I couldn’t find any good ones. I would love to see some good clear shots of your bike with some detail photos, I would also like to hear more about your bike, some of the custom work that’s been done, what’s the back ground?
    Your bike has some nice mods done to it. Show it off buddy! :smoke:
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  5. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Thx - can’t take the credit for the build though. Bought it this way and can post pics soon. Only owned it for several months, bought it from a good friend of mine. The po deserves the credit for the majority of the work done to the bike. It was a complete frame up restoration, including an engine rebuild with every bearing, gasket and seal replaced. I’m just working through ironing out some wrinkles in the way that it runs. Where should I post the pics?
     
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  6. Raymond

    Raymond XS650 rider & fettler XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  7. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  8. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I think you'll be fine even though your mufflers don't sweep up as much. My buddy has the Commandos on his '80 Special and they don't sweep up much, and the Norton Peashooters on my '83 also don't, and there's no issues with the centerstands on either bike.
     
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  9. RonXS

    RonXS XS650 Addict

    Ohhhh... A RD400 'Datona Special' paint job... :thumbsup:
     
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  10. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

  11. bosco659

    bosco659 XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Will order a center stand too! Pics posted.
     
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  12. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    Got one if you want it - PM me for deets!
     
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