The must-have accessory for sport-touring! Greatly eases basic chain maintenance, tire changes, parking, and bike cleaning. Super-strong steel construction features typical German design and high engineering standards. Superb integration with the factory exhaust and sidestand components -- retain all existing features without sacrificing lean angle or clearances.
All hardware needed to mount the centerstand included. Typically installs using basic hand tools. No welding, cutting, or drilling of existing frame or body parts required. Tough black powdercoated finish with some gray fittings or hardware as applicable. A double-retention spring is included as a safety feature to prevent the centerstand from contacting pavement if one of the two springs should fail during a ride. Designed to work with OEM components -- we cannot assure fit with aftermarket exhausts or other accessories.
NOTE: A portion of the bottom fairing must be cut off to use this centerstand. Please view the installation instructions for complete details.
Special Note: We do not recommend installing centerstands on bikes with a lowered rear suspension because use on a lowered bike may result in:
- ground clearance & cornering clearance problems, and
- difficulty in lifting the lowered bike onto the centerstand.
- Review by Carlos
My only gripe (so far) is the instructions. They could have been more helpful for people like myself with no previous experience. I had 2 major issues and both required me to do something I did not anticipate having to do.
My first issue was getting the Flanged Spacers into the openings in the frame. Both required a lot of brute force and using the hexagon Socket Screw, Bushing and Lock Nut to press the Flanged Spacers completely into the opening. In addition, the exhaust side required removing the entire exhaust system (header and all) to force the Flanged Spacer into that opening (though now that I'm thinking about it, it probably was not necessary).
My second issue was installing the double retention spring. I tried various different things before the final solution dawned on me. I needed to remove the foot peg part (aka left main step) so I could get the clearance I needed to push the springs into place (using a large screwdriver).
Of course, I plan to do a track day in a month and I will need to remove it for that. But at least I know what to do now and the two hardest parts have been done (though one turned out not to be so hard), so reinstalling it will be very easy (now that I know). (Posted on 7/7/14)