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    Weighed My Bike

    When I first built my bike I wanted it to have a centre stand & not a side stand. The usual Harley side stands always look like they're about to snap off when they're being used !
    However, when I eventually made & fitted it I just couldn't heave it up onto the stand so I had to give in & fit a side stand. It got me wondering just how heavy my bike was. I looked around for a local weigh bridge, but the nearest one to me was only accurate to 20kgs. Well I've weighed it today on some accurate scales & it weighs 255.6Kgs. Wow, no wonder I couldn't heave it up

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    Harleys are heavier than their UJM equivalents. Even the lighter sportsters. We'd collectively break the nhs with pulls and strains if HD s came with centre stands.
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    The best centre stand I've ever used was on my 1980 Moto Guzzi SP1000 'Spada', I could lift the bike onto it's centre stand using just my index fingers, one under the handlebar and one under the lifting handle, no effort was needed at all. The Spada weighed 252Kgs, so it was no lightweight, it was just well balanced.

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    I've seen aftermarket centre stand kits for Ironhead Sportster's, but not for the Evolution Sporty's.

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    They're also available for Twin Cam "Bagger's", and "Tourer's". These stand kits aren't cheap at around $369.

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    I've settled on the easy option now. Side stand when riding around & paddock stand when parked up in the garage.
    I modified an off-the-shelf paddock stand to suit my bike.

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    There'd be far too much work involved now to try again with a main-stand.

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