DR800 gets airing!

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DR800 gets airing!

Postby notags » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:26 pm

Hi,
Just back from a 80 mile spin before that storm kicked in on Sunday.
Check out powder coated main stand, it’s a one off that works really well,does not dig in in tight bends!
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby bigrob » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:19 pm

Your bike looks great NT and your center stand is pretty cool as well. :tup:
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby BigBob » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:41 am

That`s one effing long spring on the c/stand. What make is the stand?
I don`t remember my c/stand having a spring anything like as long.
Also, I used to scrape the stand on left handers as well when being rather enthusiastic :D
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby notags » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:12 pm

Hi,
The spring may look over long,but it works very well with no grounding issues at all.
It’s a One off hand made stand. That’s why it looks so unique. Looks good with a fresh powder coat.
Cheers.
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby GrahamW » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:23 am

I need something to get my rear wheel off the ground without having to take off the belly pan and get the bike jack out. Thinking of getting a paddock stand and fitting gubbins to the swing arm. My back end is higher than normal so a centre stand may not work. Would make it easier to tend to the chain.
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby BigBob » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:26 pm

I use an Abba stand which means I can have both wheels off the ground.
I had to drill and tap the s/arm spindle to take compatible bobbins.
Been using it for over 20 years and would not be without it.
I can`t remember which model it was designed for but it was for a 21 inch front wheel, possibly a BMW or Triumph Tiger.
I definitely wasn`t the superbike stand as they are for 17 inch front wheel.
I live only about 8 miles away so had a chinwag with Dave the owner and he sorted me out.
Give them a ring.
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby GrahamW » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:33 pm

Cheers I will have a look at those I just would like something to lift the rear wheel so I can spin it for cleaning and lubing the chain really.
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Re: DR800 gets airing!

Postby Hann » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:24 pm

All i do is hoik it up and over onto the sidestand and jam a car axle stand under the wheel spindle nut!
The wheel is just high enough to spin and i then drizzle some SAE140 oil onto the chain via a syringe.

If i ever recover enough enthusiasm for some light fabrication/tinkering i may decide to make some kind of paddock stand - or even a centre stand...




****edit
Was a centre stand ever offered for the Bigs or was it only an aftermarket option from other makers, and how are they attached?
It looks like in the pics above a bracket which goes from one footpeg mounting to the other is used - are they are all designed similar to this?
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