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    Senior Member Do I need a centerstand?
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    Do I need a centerstand?

    I've had them before on other bikes but never bought one to install. Either they came with it or it didn't.

    I don't know if I want to put one on the NC or not. I'm about to flip a coin and then I get an email from Webike...
    HONDA : Main Stand
    Model : 08M70MGSJ30
    8,100 yen ( 67.07 USD )

    So, the centerstand, stopper and shipping comes to 15,151 yen * Estimated total cost in your currency. ( 125.45 USD )

    They're not making this any easier for me.
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    Member Do I need a centerstand? rjcrtc's Avatar
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    I have owned chain driven bikes with and without a center stand. I definitely prefer WITH. Makes chain cleaning and oiling much more convenient.

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    Senior Member Do I need a centerstand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjcrtc View Post
    I have owned chain driven bikes with and without a center stand. I definitely prefer WITH. Makes chain cleaning and oiling much more convenient.
    Yes, a definite plus.

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    Makes loading and unloading easier. Makes sitting on it at a drive-in and eating a burger easier too. Makes adjusting the valves easier.

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    Yes! Makes chain maintenance easy.

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    Would recommend center stand. On the road it makes flats easier to deal with.
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    Senior Member Do I need a centerstand?
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    Well... my wallet is now $125 lighter.
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    Senior Member Do I need a centerstand? Fuzzy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricksride View Post
    Well... my wallet is now $125 lighter.
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    And another understands how to translate "makes easier" to "need"

    PS. I have one too and definitely "needed" it.
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    I got mine from Samurider for $100 shipped. Samurider is unquestionably the absolute finest Japanese parts supplier there is. Takashi can get anything made in Japan. Send Takashi an e-mail at [email protected]. He will reply within 24 hours.

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    Junior Member Do I need a centerstand?
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    I'm afraid my centerstand has spoiled me. Afraid to walk away from it with the regular kickstand now.

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