Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Randy, they are very easy to install. The ONLY thing that may cause you some grief is installing the springs. For that I use a brake spring tool, but a #3 Phillips screwdriver will work also.
Pay attention to the orientation of the spring ends, and I use red loctite on all of the mounting bolts.
This stand is so much easier to deploy than the center stand on my '81 CB750K, or even my old 900 Ninja.
Funny thing...I installed mine, then raised the bike to try it out. I expected a fight, it literally jumped up on the center stand. Was great! But when I tried to take the bike off the center stand, the bike would just slide forward on my slick garage floor. Til I found that if I pulled the bike towards me from the left side it would stay stationary and retract the stand like RIGHT NOW. Easily one of the best additions to my '14 Vstrom1000.