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06-18-2014 10:19 PM
Bbi YOu guys know about the trick of putting pennies in between the coils of the spring when it is extended. keeps the spring from retracting when the load is taken off and then it is easy to take on and off. I know this would be a problem when the spring is already retracted, but it is a very nice trick to know.
06-17-2014 10:23 AM
jmackd1 I installed mine from Suzuki last weekend, took all of about 20 minutes, this is a no brainer...
06-17-2014 10:06 AM
TRM I can't believe any bike with a list price north of 10 grand doesn't include a center stand, especially one with "adventure" or "touring" in its tag line.

But that said, I couldn't imagine NOT having one for maintenance, tire changes, etc. so it was the first thing I ordered. Decent prices from Oneida Suzuki, but their shipping price sux.

Mine included instructions, but had a bear of a time getting the right side spring on (left was simple with a long screwdriver). Finally used a ratcheting strap / shoelace hooked to the hitch on my truck and went one in a snap.

Works very well, minimal effort to get it on the stand especially compared to my other bikes. I haven't done a fill-up yet so I haven't seen if it allows you to squeeze a little more gas in the tank but that can also be pretty convenient.

06-17-2014 03:47 AM
Originally Posted by Deolali View Post
I've bought the Suzuki centre stand but it doesn't come with any installation instructions or diagram. Any tips on which plate goes where and which way up?
Two minutes after I posted, the dealer phoned and told me he had forgotten to give me the instructions! Now I've got another 80km round trip to pick them up, not that I mind another bike ride.
06-17-2014 03:42 AM
Originally Posted by Graveleater View Post
I bought the Suzuki stand and installed it myself. Easy installation. One of the few accessories that are actually well worth the money. Save your pennies, Toadride! Youll be glad you did.
I've bought the Suzuki centre stand but it doesn't come with any installation instructions or diagram. Any tips on which plate goes where and which way up?
06-12-2014 05:58 PM
dynomike Fits perfect and I can't believe how I got by without one for so long! A worthwhile add to a great bike.
06-12-2014 09:57 AM
billmags Re:springs. After some cussin', I discovered a post using a large Phillips screwdriver using the star tip to hold on to the pin then just pull until it slides and snaps. Two Seconds!
06-12-2014 09:41 AM
LordSmoke First thing I bought for my '06. Bought OEM and installed myself. Search for the bootlace method to ease spring install.
06-12-2014 08:51 AM
billmags Installed mine yesterday. Very happy to have a bike with a CS again.
05-20-2014 11:01 PM
ToadRide Price around $250. Bullet bit and ordered from Suzy Uki.
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