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Can anyone please advise me on where I can purchase a short centre stand? (Otherwise known as a ride on/off stand) And would you happen to know if they do them for an '82 GL1100 Interstate, despite the lack of a reverse!?
 

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I know they did exist for the early model Wings because I knew lots of guys that had them. Now though they may be considered obsolete due to age of the older bikes. Lots of OEM and accessory issues because of this.
 

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If you can't find one, looking at the part diagram it doesn't look like it would be too difficult to have a welding shop cut a small piece out of each leg of the stand and then weld it back together. This may actually be much cheaper than buying a new stand.

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If the purpose of the short center stand is to make it easier to put the bike on the center stand then I have a suggestion. I place a small block of 3/4 inch plywood in front of the rear wheel and power the rear wheel up on the block. Reverse the bike upon the block is you wish. The bike will lean over a bit further but still very easy to get off the side stand. With the block under the wheel is it much easier to put the bike on the center stand. I have used this same method on the Goldwing and also the ST1300 but should work for all.
 

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Had one on an earlier Wing I had, loved it. Wings ought to come with them.
 

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Whoops, I didn't see, well yes I did but it didn't register, that this was a GL 1100. I ain't firin on all 6 cylinders either. :eek:
 

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I've been using the method that Oldtoot described for years works really slick, and you still got all the room under the bike for oil changes.
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I had one and took it back off and sold it. I was recommended to purchase one when I bought the 1 1/4" lowering kit. But could never get the bike up on the center stand without running up on a 2x6 board and still it was hard. Also, I could not rock the bike to get it off the center stand. If I put a 3/4" plywood under the 2x6 and also under the center stand then remove everything from under the rear wheel and could get the bike off its center stand much easier. But this was all too much every time. I now put the bike's back to original and everything works better but, being only 5' 6 1/2" tall, I am practically on my toes coming to a stop. This was made worse when I added the Progressive Fork Springs. So, I ride with the rear shock set at 1. This weekend, I think I will put the lowering kit back on because of the new Progressives.
 
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