The best double leg kickstand? We think so...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Swap And Shop Sales' started by crowcycle, Dec 19, 2011.

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Do you agree? Best Kickstand For Motorized Bikes?

  1. Yes! When in doubt, make it stout!

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  2. No, I like my kickstands to break.

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  1. crowcycle

    crowcycle New Member

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    We're not really in the business of electric bikes or motorized bikes, but we did have a need for a really stout, adjustable double leg kickstand for our beach cruisers. I know electric bikes and motorized bikes don't do so well with a standard single leg kickstand. So if you're looking for a great kickstand, read on.

    I personally vouch for the strength of these kickstands... I sit on my bike with the kickstand down, and they don't break. They'll pretty much support whatever load you want to put on your bike.

    Kickstands

    Cheers,

    Darby Crow
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  2. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer New Member

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    That looks pretty good but I can't mount it in that location. It has to be in the front on my Dyno Roadster. But I agree that the typical kick stand doesn't work. The double leg type offered by others are junk.

    Terry

    EDIT: I see you show one on the front end. Very good!
     
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  3. UriDead

    UriDead New Member

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    Those look really nice and the prices are reasonable too IMO.
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B New Member

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    I can vouch for these. I have 3 motorbikes and all of them have the crowcycle double stand. They don't break and the bikes don't fall over.

    Good stuff.
     
  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    I've had a couple of stands which look like that with the double spring which I bought from a different vendor here on the forum for more money. The trouble I had with them was that the lower adjustable threaded portions were hollow and in a nearly extended application one bent and another broke. I had to replace them with solid bolts. These may be different and not have the hollow threaded legs. Even so, they are a better bet than other double center stands I've used, especially nice since they adjust.
    SB
     
  6. foundmydog

    foundmydog New Member

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    Did anyone see the page they have with all those lovely seats????

    Those seats are a finishing touch for a MB
     
  7. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman Active Member

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    I'd love to order something from there, but that website's server is very slow.
     
  8. oldtimer54

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    I got mine from Darby Crow and its holding up sofar and I have a HF 6.5 engine. Good guy glad he found us.
     
  9. homejones

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    Crazy coincidence. I literally just ordered a double center kickstand from Piratecycles a week ago. Paid $35 shipped to Cali. Haven't installed it yet, but it is a SOLID kickstand.

    Good luck guys - wish I saw this earlier...
     
  10. abikerider

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    I bought this stand for my latest build and I gotta say it blows away my M-wave double kickstand. Between its adjustability and strength it is the best I've seen. I just ordered a second one to replace the M-wave that I am unhappy with. Thanks Crowcycle.
     
  11. The_Aleman

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    I ordered my Crow kickstand on Friday and got it today! Installed even quicker than shipping! :p

    I put up a pic in my album, uploading a short YouTube clip, too. This kickstand is a great value! Thanks Crow Cycles! (^)

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  12. crowcycle

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    Aleman, great shot of your motorized bike, looks pretty cool. The only thing missing on there is a nice, classic looking Gyes leather saddle, which we also sell :)

    Seriously, thanks to everyone for the positive comments about our kickstand. I know the people on this forum know a ton about motorized bikes and such, but if anyone has any questions about or problems with the kickstand please feel free to send me a message.

    Cheers,

    Crow Cycle Co.
     
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    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    I bought your bike stand. My computer felt uncomfortable with your site, so I bought it on ebay.

    Update: The kickstand arrived today, surprisingly quick. It went on easily. I adjusted it so that the bike is 1" off the ground, then lock-tited all the bolts.
     
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  15. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    So far this is the best double leg that I have encountered bar none.........
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    It's the only stand that will securely hold the tandem upright and it weighs over 100lbs. with a large 4-stoke engine It's an all steel construction and non-adjustable. I have seen them on Craig's list for under $15 and they are made in China (like everything else).

    Unfortunately I don't know who manufactures them......I obtained this one from MotorbikeMike and still owe him for it. It is the sturdiest kick-stand I have ever seen and highly recommend for any motorized bike.

    dnut
     
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    I went thought two like that for the sportsman and they were too short. I was even told one was the "long leg fork" and the same thing happened, too short. I got it to work but I had to tweak it and it still leaned to one side because of it being too short. I have used the Crow Cycle Co before for seats and they were great! I had to do a exchange once and it was as smooth as could be. Great prices and great service.
     
  17. abikerider

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    @Scotto
    Those things look beefy! The only place I've seen them online is boygofast on ebay. I might try them on my next build. Nice tandem by the way. My wife wants me to build a motorized tandem for the two of us. We have three non-motorized tandems to chose from.
     
  18. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Yeah it's thick stamped steel with solid welds, a huge pivot bolt and HD spring. Build one of those 3 tandems and post the build.......so much fun to ride!
     
  19. mirage

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    hi guys, about centre stands, i have bought two from the halfords cycle dealer in the uk, first one legs snaped off, had it replaced, second one also broke, alloy poor welding. Now just bought an adjustable one off e bay, fantastic, it has notches in the legs, and a push button spring clip to alter the height, with inch markings ect on the legs, easy to set where you want, it clears the rear wheel on the lowest setting, and a huge range upwards if you want more, it rides on and off it so easy it is, as easy as using a side stand, neat not over wide, can use even with the stand still attached does not get in the way, has great feet on it also, very neat and compact. got it off e bay guy called laxzo ie adjustable centre prop stand, have a look at the pictures, could not design a better one, Now to see how long it lasts. will give you his e mail if you want, but free postage in the uk. bye
     
  20. crowcycle

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    Hi Mirage, that is excellent that you have found those kickstands. We sell those in our store as well, but we don't recommend those for electric or motorized bikes because with alot of use the extra weight of the motor (or batteries and electric motor) causes the ratchet mechanism to wear out (the plastic foot part holds the ratchet pawl) and renders the height setting worthless. We have had several returned to us because of this particular failure. Hopefully you don't see that sort of failure, but I thought I would add that comment for others to consider.

    Cheers,

    Darby Crow
    Crow Cycle Co.
     

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