Building on the success of our KLR650 centerstands, Happy Trails is pleased to
introduce a centerstand for another of our favorite adventure bikes, the V-Strom
650 (DL650). Thanks to a well thought-out geometry and non-slip tread, it is
very easy to place the motorcycle safely on its stand in all situations: for
chain maintenance, for fuel filling, for baggage transport or for winter
Our centerstand is:
- Simple to operate.
It is finished to a perfect fit and easy to install. All Happy Trails
centerstands are powder
coated for a long lasting life. The stand comes complete
with all hardware required for a perfect fit.
Q. Why do some manufacturer's center stands have separate models for the 2012 year?
A. This is because other manufacturers use the rubber bumper on the bottom of the '04-'11 models as a stop, and have a different part for the '12+ bikes. Our centerstand uses its own stop and does not rely on the rubber bumper as a stop.
Customer Product Review
Ground Clearance Note: Installation of the centerstand reduces overall
ground clearance by about 1.5" unless you have a skid plate (which already
reduces clearance by about that same amount). However, the foot kick is tight
and close to the swingarm so cornering clearance isn't reduced. Riders will hit
their pegs or panniers before contacting the centerstand.
V-Strom 1000 Note: this product is not compatible with the V-Strom 1000 and we are
not planning on making a stand for that unit.
Lowered bikes: The centerstand will not work on lowered V-Strom 650's.
DL650XT Adventure: The centerstand is compatible.
Important Installation Note: It is essential that the customer read
the instructions carefully and follow them precisely for a successful
installation. This is especially true for the positioning of the spacers.
Without proper installation customers have complained of over-rotating and
leaning. Following the instructions assures a great fit for a great product.
All Happy Trails products are crafted in Idaho