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    Locking centre stand

    Quote Originally Posted by CXPHREAK View Post
    You could run a wire through the spring, to the spring mounts.

    If you can tighten it the bike won't move.

    The early CXs are pretty stable on the stands though. I've built CXs sitting on the centre stand with NO spring fitted at all. I just make sure any pushing on the bike is backwards.

    Not sure if Gs are so stable though.
    It's my understanding the GLs forks are a bit longer than those on a cx. Might have to do with having clearance for the vetter fairing that was common. I don't know if all gl500s had the vetters or not but my guess is they did.

    So with a taller front end it may be less stable than the cx's. but I don't know that it would effect it much on the center stand though.

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    The GL500 and GL650 were available in plain (un-faired) and Interstate (fairing & bags) versions. The fairing used was made by Honda and is far superior to the ones made by Vetter, although some people did buy the plain model and add Vetter fairings.

    The frames used on the Pro-Link models (GL500, GL650, CX500E, CX650E) are completely different from the ones used on the twin shock CX500 models. Comparing them is like comparing artichokes and bananas...

    The longer forks have nothing to do with clearance for the fairing. Mine started out as a CX650E, which has significantly shorter forks than the GL models (enough that the CX-E centrestand is about an inch shorter than the GL one) and there is lots of room for the Interstate fairing. The forks are longer partly because design fashion had changed and partly to increase the trail a bit, which increases stability at highway speeds.
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    Not all GL500s were equipped with the fairing. It was standard on the GL500I (interstate).
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