Who builds an adjustable centerstand for an Adventure Bike? Better yet is to ask the question "Why you would want one.?" That was the question we asked ourselves at Happy Trails quite a few years ago. The bike we were looking at was the Kawasaki KLR650. The KLR has two models since 1987; the “A” Model from 1987 to 2007 and the “E” Model from 2008 to 2017.
We soon found through our R & D that the same centerstand did not fit the both models of the KLR, it was close but just would not work out.
You can see in the picture above the built in adjustability.
The logic behind the adjustment was to allow for lowering links that are popular and also to allow for the variance in tire height. The goal was to be able to lift the rear tire off the ground but no more than necessary.
The goal was accomplished and we went into production building Adjustable Centerstands for the A & E Models of the Kawasaki KLR650.
Jerry Smith with Rider Magazine did a review in Rider Magazine in May of 2016, check out the link below.