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For simple stuff like lubing and cleaning the chain, I have a short length of 2 X 2 timber..Just rock the bike onto the side stand and wedge it under the RH side of the swingarm...Bit more complicated to make it secure if you need to remove the wheel, but stops the need for an ugly centre stand dragging the tarmac...............
 

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I invested in a paddock stand - at less than £25, it was much cheaper than the SW Motech main stand and won't 'clutter' the bike's looks. Easy to use, very stable and will fit other bikes as well. The XSR doesn't have a facility for bobbin hooks, so you'll need one with rubber swingarm cups.

There are lots around - here's the link to mine:

http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/...-(b5073-with-rubber-cradle-cup-adaptors).html
 

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I wouldn't mind a center stand in some cases. I live in an apartment complex and it's a joint garage where I can't keep stuff like a paddock stand. I wonder what the center stand looks like when it's not in use.
 

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I also prefer a centre stand.
Paddock stands at home in the garage are no help if you need to adjust your chain away from home.
I have just completed fitting the SW Motech centre stand and it is a very well designed bit of kit, though the instructions and diagrams could be better.
At one point you do need to unbolt the side stand and its bracket, (which is where a paddock stand would be dead handy!) But I managed by leaning the bike against an open wooden door, well supported behind, but mine has the advantage of a very sturdy rear carrier which leant against the door. I felt this bit of the process worth mentioning so that you can plan how you would manage it.
Its a very easy lift to swing the bike onto the centre stand. Nothing seems to stick out and limit cornering, and to my delight, it fits ok with my Tec exhaust.
 

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My previous motorcycles had a center stand, so I find it really annoying when I want to lubricate the chain on my XSR700.
Apart from the SW Motech http://shop.sw-motech.com/cgi-bin/c...showrub--brands.yamaha.xsr700&typid=219463096
I didn't find any other center stands, and this one is really pricey
I am waiting for the SW-Motech stand to arrive now. Pricey but the center stand is one component I don't trust to Aliexpress

I also prefer a centre stand.
Paddock stands at home in the garage are no help if you need to adjust your chain away from home.
I have just completed fitting the SW Motech centre stand and it is a very well designed bit of kit, though the instructions and diagrams could be better.
At one point you do need to unbolt the side stand and its bracket, (which is where a paddock stand would be dead handy!) But I managed by leaning the bike against an open wooden door, well supported behind, but mine has the advantage of a very sturdy rear carrier which leant against the door. I felt this bit of the process worth mentioning so that you can plan how you would manage it.
Its a very easy lift to swing the bike onto the centre stand. Nothing seems to stick out and limit cornering, and to my delight, it fits ok with my Tec exhaust.
Thanks for the tip!
 

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As I said, I was delighted that the SW-Motech centre stand did not foul the aftermarket Tec exhaust that my XSR had when I bought it.
Sad to say that having put the original Yamaha exhaust back on, the SW stand fouled the stainless steel shroud around the exhaust outlet.
Careful examination showed that the shroud could be cut away to provide clearance. The lower outer mounting screw and its recess do limit how much can be cut away. Using an electric jig saw with a fine toothed metal cuttig blade the job was quite easy. A suitable file is also needed to de-burr the cut edge.
Of course one can run the original exhaust without the shroud, but I think it does look better with it

The stand itself no longer hits the shroud, but the centre stand's spring does touch. As it a plated steel spring rubbing on stainless steel, I'm not too worried and it make no discernable noise, unlike the clang each time I hit a bump and the centersand hit.
 
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