Center V kickstand

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by darwin, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Anyone here bought a center stand from niagara? If so how does it work? Mines a rack mount and will it support the weight thats on one side, like a 12lb honda motor? Leaned my bike up against a wall and walked away and bam it slipped and fell over rrrrrrrrrg!
     

  2. flying cycletruck

    flying cycletruck New Member

    the niagara center stands work well for supporting the weight of the bike, I don't reccomend using the center stand to pedal start the bike like you would on a whizzer. they are not strong enough for that, one of mine bent. they also have a habit of catching your heels every once in a while if you are not careful and have big feet, and can drag when making tight turns at low speed if you have a low bottom bracket. they hold the bike great though, good value for what you get. I have one on a cycle truck, and it stands up fine as long as I have the weight distributed evenly in the basket.
     
  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Flying in your opinion will it hold up the bike with a 12 lb honda motor on the left side on a rack mount system? The motor isnt centered its all the way mounted to the left.
     
  4. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Darwin, I have one with a GEBE setup, my motor is on the right side and it supports it fine.
     
  5. flying cycletruck

    flying cycletruck New Member

    it should hold it fine. if it tips you could bend the stand slightly to adjust for weight. The aluminum will bend if you put a wrench on it. no problem with the 12 pounds, mine only bent with my 180 lbs trying to pedal start a whizzer engine.
     
  6. astring

    astring Member

    I have 2 on different bikes and they are really incredible. But others have mentioned some problems in another thread. As long as you tighten the bolt down it works great.
     
  7. vegaspaddy

    vegaspaddy Member

    yeap thats a must have for rackmounts, our bikes are top heavy but the stand holds my gebe setup just fine.
     
  8. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    OK I ordered it from niagara, thanks guys I needed to make sure because Im good at getting stuff that doesnt work sometimes. Thanks for the replies.
     
  9. astring

    astring Member

    Just be sure to tighten that nut (you will need the big allen wrench.
     
  10. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    got one -- does seem to stick out on the sides a little -- at first I was concerned about hitting my heels on it -- has happened -- not often -- just one little touch yesterday and then a while back.. have some thoughts in regards to hitting curbs at upper speeds with side of center kickstand - been staying away from crubs because of this -- we have some roads here with no bicycle lanes - must hug the crub --- have a side rack mount engine -- riding a mountain bike -- changed the two little plastic nobs on the two ends -- to larger ones --- overall rating C- -- I would buy again -- but those rear mount side stands look very interesting... Happy Riding from - Mountainman
     
  11. stringer

    stringer Banned

    i just got my kickstand my niagra. nice touch!! a must have for a MB. wayy cool.

    i just had a small problem with installation. i had to use my bolt instead of the supplied ones which were too fat, and too short. my extra long bolt would not go into the kickstand bracket at first. i really had to start it sideways, and wrench it in there. its difficult to explain. but i finally got it on and its AWESOME.
     
  12. kawasaki999

    kawasaki999 Member

    stand

    Another center stand.
     

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  13. astring

    astring Member

    what is the top speed with that tanaka with that pipe?
     
  14. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    silly wabbit, that's a gp460 and it'll be real close to 55mph no sweat.

    steve
     
  15. stringer

    stringer Banned

    nice bike DT!!!

    what kind of tires are those??
     
  16. stringer

    stringer Banned

    Heres mine. 1st step in the MB process. :smile:
     

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  17. astring

    astring Member

    Last edited: Jul 19, 2008
  18. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

  19. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    that's kawasaki999's bike. Mongoose Blackcomb, full suspension ,disks front and rear.

    tires are Bontrager Hank 2.2, i have them too. have 500+ miles on them and haven't even worn the mold strings off the centers of them yet. large volume, dual compound slicks.

    steve
     
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