Your bike will be more susceptible to tip over in high wind on the center stand.One of the pads sunk in about 2 inches and the other barely left a divot. It was a bit windy and I tend to put the motorcycle on the center stand in the wind. I'll have some time to figure out a solution while the motorcycle is in the shop.
And it's placed so a person can actually get an 840 lb. bike up on it...Maybe some of you guys who are trying to blame Honda should be blaming the asphalt company for not mixing it right..Ive never seen asphalt sink in only 80 degree weather...there is nothing wrong with Honda's centerstand design..in fact its designed pretty darn well..its easy to use , tucks away nicely under the bike and doesn't drag in the corners.
The majority of the replies on this topic show exactly the opposite of what you've stated above. There's no doubt that a bike on a side stand is more stable than a bike on a center stand for every day use. It takes less than 30 seconds to put a pad under the side stand when parked on asphalt on a hot day or any other surface of concern. As for blaming Honda for a "poorly designed" center stand, well that's just ridiculous.Most of us know not to put the bike on the side stand because of the small area there. So we go through the hassle of putting it up on the center stand to avoid exactly what took place.
I believe that they have changed the mixture for blacktop. The entire parking lot at my employer had been done in 2008-9 ’ish, and had to be completely replaced again just before my retirement in 2019. We used 12”x12” metal plates to help us motorcycle riders, but the whole thing was crumbling in the corners and pealing off in high traffic areas. Hope your repairs are going ok.Yesterday I put my 2018 on the center stand in an asphalt parking lot. Within about 1.5 hours, it had buried the center stand pads in the parking lot and fallen over. It rolled over past the tip over guards and scratched up my saddle bag cover, my right mirror cover and of course the tip-over bar plastic protectors. It really took vengeance on my Aeropeg on that side. The mirror may have some real issues as the inside edge seems to have snapped apart. I have not taken it apart to see what the real problem is. If it is just the painted part, that is not bad, but it could be more than that.
I was able to find the saddle bag painted plastics on Ebay for a good price. If that does not work out the part from Honda is a bit pricy. I'll have to call Rivco and see what parts they will sell me of their pegs. I thought I remembered that they would only sell one side including all the bolts and brackets, but I could be wrong.
I've actually had a problem with asphalt before but not when it was this temperature which was the mid 80s. I've also not had a motorcycle fall over due to soft asphalt before. I've had the pads sink down to where the back wheel was on the ground, but this time I had the cover on and it was a bit windy so I assume the combination was what contributed to the tip over.
On the centrestand, I always find it easier accessing both saddlebags and easier to wipe down the accumulated detritus with the bike bolt upright.Been riding a long time. Never seen anybody use their center stand in a parking lot.
I'm still trying to get the insurance company to look at it.I believe that they have changed the mixture for blacktop. The entire parking lot at my employer had been done in 2008-9 ’ish, and had to be completely replaced again just before my retirement in 2019. We used 12”x12” metal plates to help us motorcycle riders, but the whole thing was crumbling in the corners and pealing off in high traffic areas. Hope your repairs are going ok.
$650 for the saddle bag panel, $750 or so for labor and things start to add up fast. The Rivco Areopegs did not help the costs either. I thought they had protected the cylinder head but they did not. When I got to the motorcycle in the parking lot it was laying completely on its side with both front and back tires in the air. The thing that made me think the damage might be a significant than expected was the mirror being both popped apart and folded in. It was not till I looked at it for a few minutes at home that I realized the stay was bent.Ouch 😲
So sorry it’s going to cost that much. Ouch! Not to mention the downtime 😢I have an update of sorts. It has been two weeks and I am close to getting an estimate. It turns out that the shop found scratches on the cylinder head as well as the other damage that was found. It looks like the repair bill will be right at $3000 and I'm going to lose at least 2 months of riding. It turns out the upper cowl stay on the 2018+ models is more expensive than the stay on the older models. The biggest costs will be labor and the saddle bag.
I appreciate that, but it was obviously my fault. In this case, I really can't blame anyone else. The thing that is frustrating to me is this is my first season with the '18. I bought it new last fall.So sorry it’s going to cost that much. Ouch! Not to mention the downtime 😢