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Is it possible fit the Ninja 400 with a center stand ? I always have the nagging feeling that my bike will tip over with the side stand.

My question is not about a center stand for maintenance but a center stand I can fit to park the bike.

I have seen some cruisers and BMW1200W parked with a center stand, wonder if this is a possibility for the Ninja 400.
 

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At home, you can use a rear paddock stand. Center stand can dig into your lean angle on a sports bike, and adds weight.
 

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I remember center stands from back in the eighties and yeah they were handy for maintenance and the like but just added weight and reduced ground clearance. I got thrown off one of my bikes when the center stand dug into the road and lifted the weight off the rear wheel. I was doing 70MPH and I crossed the center line into the opposite lane as I slid, so potential for a nasty accident.

But to your question: Because the frame and engine casing weren't designed with any mounting points for a center stand it would be a tricky and expensive undertaking to get one put on. Unless you had the skills and a good work shop set up at home then you would need to enlist the services of an engineering workshop to do a 'one-off' job for you.
 

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Yup. Not gonna be able to make it work.
Side stands shouldn't be feared. Just pay attention to the temps when parked on asphalt, and watch tricky angles.
 
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