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. Installs using basic hand tools. No welding, cutting, or drilling of existing frame or body parts required. During installation, you'll need to temporarily remove the sidestand, an exhaust bolt, and partially disassemble the rear suspension, so:
SW-MOTECH recommends that you have a professional mechanic install this centerstand.
Features a tough black powdercoated finish with some gray fittings and hardware. 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.
Fits all U.S. and European 2003 and later SV650/S and SV650/N, as verified by our customers.
Note: Will not fit bikes with a Yoshimura full exhaust system installed.
This centerstand does not fit SV1000/N or SV1000/S.
John MacDonald, an SV650N rider and contributor to TwistedThrottle.com, wrote to us about the product in December 2004:
"The SW-Motech centerstand is on my girlfriend's 2003 Suzuki SV650 Naked.
I suspect that I know why [a previous customer thought the centerstand] wouldn't fit [the 2003 SV650N]. I spent about 20 minutes looking at how things lined up and figured out the confusion.
There are two bolts that the front hole on the centerstand's left side bracket look like it could be attached to. One bolt is a support for the exhaust, but the other bolt is on the back side of the front bolt for the sidestand. When the centerstand bracket is lined up with the support for the exhaust, the centerstand bracket will not clear the left dog bone. When the centerstand bracket is lined up with the bolt for the side stand, the left side centerstand bracket just barely clears the bike's dog bone (inside). Just barely = perfect.
Thanks for selling a solid product!
John MacDonald (Happy camper)"
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.