Went through that same nonsense with a factory Suzuki centerstand. Why Murph's made a copy of that mess I have no idea. What's even worse the design is the build/execution (at least of the Suzuki, I've not seen Murph's in person), it looks like it was welded together by a 14 year old in his first shop class. Hands down the worst of any bike I've owned since 1980.
So, don't feel bad, you're not alone. I sent mine back to the dealer for a refund instead of monkeying around and fixing the design/fitting issues I discovered.
2006 Gray Vstrom 1000