Gap between SW Motech center stand and rear tire? - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Maintenance, Tech and Products. Maintenance questions, how to threads and product information/reviews.

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By richlandrick
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 06-10-2018, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
Onboard Mass Damper
 
DesertBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 1,290
Garage
Gap between SW Motech center stand and rear tire?

Lately I've noticed that there is not a whole lot of clearance between my SW Motech center stand and the rear tire, when the former is folded up:



I measured & the gap is only about 9mm, or slightly less than 1/2".

Is that normal, or is something bent/off-center somewhere?

Last edited by DesertBike; 06-10-2018 at 07:19 PM.
DesertBike is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 06-12-2018, 12:31 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
kd70qc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Alabama
Posts: 795
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by DesertBike View Post
Lately I've noticed that there is not a whole lot of clearance between my SW Motech center stand and the rear tire, when the former is folded up:



I measured & the gap is only about 9mm, or slightly less than 1/2".

Is that normal, or is something bent/off-center somewhere?

Something is messed up. Ive got 1-1/2 clearance with a brand new Mitas E-07 on the back of my bike.




Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Suzuki handguards
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
kd70qc is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 06-12-2018, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
Onboard Mass Damper
 
DesertBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 1,290
Garage
Nothing makes sense here. If the stand were bent, wouldn't I have trouble using and stowing it? Yet it deploys and folds just as well as it did when first installed.

That leaves the rear wheel being cocked off, but I checked that too. It's aligned as perfectly centered as humanly possible.

If my swingarm were bent, you'd think I'd have realized that over the last 20000+ miles.

I'm out of ideas.

2007 Vee with too many farkles
DesertBike is online now  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 06-12-2018, 10:32 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 1,675
See what you made me do? I just ran out to the garage and checked the tire sidewall(at its widest point)-to-centerstand tube outer dimensions and left side is 4.25", the right is 2.75". This is with the oem tire, oem Suzuki Accessory Centerstand, and rear wheel alignment set using my Align-Right Gauge. Nothing's wrong at all.

Is this a recent development on your bike, and if so, what's changed? Or is it that you just never noticed this clearance before? If you alignment is correct, and the centerstand it installed as it should be, and it works just fine as it always has...what's the problem?
MAZ4ME is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-13-2018, 10:10 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,902
Yeah, trouble maker! It's dawn and I'm out lumping the bike on and off the center stand to be sure there isn't a problem with the SW Motech stand and the new big ass 805 shinko.
I've got about 1 1/2 inch between the tread and the bottom of the stand.
But as MAZ4ME asked, what's the problem if it works well?
notacop is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-13-2018, 05:15 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 324
Garage
Hmm....what does the other side look like? On my DL650 OEM I recall different size spacers for left and right side. If true also on DL1000 maybe reversed spacers for a long time?
kfh000 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 06-14-2018, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
Onboard Mass Damper
 
DesertBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 1,290
Garage
Looking at the installation instructions and the stand itself, it shouldn't be possible to reverse anything to mess up the spacing. That is, if you tried, it just wouldn't go on at all.

The left and right side plates are impossible to reverse for sure. One has a hook for the spring, one doesn't.

I'll have to dig through old photos but I could swear there used to be a larger gap. Less than 1/2" seems to be cutting it a bit fine.

2007 Vee with too many farkles

Last edited by DesertBike; 06-14-2018 at 06:58 PM.
DesertBike is online now  
post #8 of 8 Old 06-14-2018, 05:06 PM
Stromtrooper.com Sponsor
 
richlandrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clover, S.C.
Posts: 4,466
Some owners have found that the tolerances of the mounting bolt holes on center stands can result in significant differences in the same stand clearing different tight spots. Can't know for sure that is your problem, but loosening up the mounting bolts, doing a little shoving this way and that, and then re-tightening might make a difference. Might not also.
kd70qc and DesertBike like this.
richlandrick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome