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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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Powered Center Stand

So I am thinking about modding my Vulcan to add a powered center stand. I was thinking about taking a linear actuator like this http://progressiveautomations.com/li...c-/prod_2.html And using it to move the factory center stand down. It would be place under the engine in a horizontal fashion. I'd add a bracket to the center stand to give the actuator something to pull/push against. I'd also add 2 new springs to help in the lowering of the stand/raising the bike. Thoughts?
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Or just aim it at the ground and have it life the bike instead of using the center stand. If the motor is powerful enough.


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well that was my first idea, but the only actuators that I can find that can lift 400+ pounds and have a 6+ inch travel are over a foot long. Dont know where I would mount the thing!
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Or just practice putting the bike up on the center stand in the usual way, until it becomes a natural, easy and fluid movement. I think the vast majority of vn750 riders are physically able to lift the bike onto the center stand with practice.

I don`t fancy the idea of placing the actuator under the engine, and losing ground clearance. JMHO

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thats your best bet right there once you get used to it its not that hard


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If you find a design that works make sure your stator is in good shape and the bike is running when you actuate. Seems like a linear drive would suck your battery dry pretty quick.

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I don't have any trouble putting it up on the center stand as is, I just thought it would be kinda bad-ass to have it powered.
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