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    Thought about removing the center stand for more ground clearance.

    My 650 Sport could use some more ground clearance. But then again if I had more ground clearance i'd be riding the thing through turns like a sport-bike. Anyone else wish that there was more ground clearance?

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    I wouldn't remove the centerstand. If you do, the next thing that touches the asphalt wouldn't "give" and that would be BAD...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    My 650 Sport could use some more ground clearance. But then again if I had more ground clearance i'd be riding the thing through turns like a sport-bike. Anyone else wish that there was more ground clearance?
    Have you scraped it? That would be impressive!
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    I've scraped mine a couple of times. It's a good reminder to slow the **** down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoPort View Post
    Have you scraped it? That would be impressive!
    I can scrape it at will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I can scrape it at will.
    Amazing. While I trust the bike I don't trust the roads. But I'm jealous. It must be fun.
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    I replaced the two sacrificial bolts on my center stand last year. I ended up just keeping the shock set at its highest setting which helps keep the grinding down. It really is impressive how this scooter can corner, a couple of my friends with motorcycles were very surprised.
    2013 C650GT 1994 K1100LT

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    I scraped mine on a bend that happened to have a dip slap bang on the apex. The rear end bottomed out and down touched the center stand. ShiŁ the life out of me!

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    same tony....scraped it several times on a right hand turn....
    these bikes grip and handle great......

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    The center stand is very useful. Try changing a tire without it or adjusting the parking brake. The bike takes up more room in the garage on the side stand. You can warm up the engine if necessary on the center stand as well.
    2013 C650GT 1994 K1100LT

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