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.
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
- Difficulty in lifting the lowered bike onto the centerstand
- Review by dana
Had a SW Motech centerstand on my V-Strom so choosing it for the Tiger 1050 was a no-brainer.. It tucks away nicely and doesn't interfere with suspension travel or cornering clearance in the slightest.
Installation is easy. Insert the bolt through the two cast bosses built into the frame, attach the upper spring hanger with one bolt, attach the rebound bracket with two, and attach the springs.
I did not buy the spring insertion tool, so I installed the springs by making a loop of parachute cord, looping it around the base of the stand, and pulling the springs one at a time while guiding them on to the perch with needle nose pliers.
The powder coating looks great so this product should prove very durable. (Posted on 9/1/2013)