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Yeah just to confirm, I`ve had my `10, K13GT, since it was 4 months old, The centre stand is a pain when I put the bike in the garage, I just put all my weight on my right foot, right hand on grab rail and she just goes up. When out on tour I always use side stand.

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I was mainly using the side-stand but the lug on the frame broke completely off. That bracket is only about 9mm thick and has no real return anywhere so is ridiculously thin for this on a bike of this weight. A car driver had knocked the bike over to the left while on the side stand about a year before, which may have strained it, but the lug is too thin anyway, so I made a reinforcing plate to go behind it and had it and the extra plate TIG welded on (I managed to get a reasonable paint finish with self-etching primer, colour and lacquer so it doesn't show). After that I decided to use the centre stand more, especially when loaded.
 
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