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post #1 of 4 Old 09-23-2011, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Posts: 64 Centerstand

Did as andreas suggested and got 4 replacement M10X1.25 bolts at Ace hardware the same length as the 4 M10X1.5 bolts that came from Murph's. The M10X1.5 bolt threads are too coarse for our Stroms. Didn't need to chase any threads. Easy10 minute install with no instructions. Springs went on a little too easy for my taste.
Used anti-seize on all the bolts.
Grease on the bushings.
Little silicone RTV on the rubber bumper.

Stand is stable and locks up pretty good like the stocker. May modify it a little so it'll "cock" a little more but it's not a have to thing. Also might try loosening the main bolts a little and using red loc-tite for a little looser movement. The bolts you can see on the floor in the pic are the M10X1.5 bolts that are too coarse.
Still can't believe these bikes come without a centerstand.
Good buy in my book!

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-13-2011, 05:12 PM
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Just installed a Murph's center stand also, used the shoestring trick, to install the springs, much easier than any other method. Noticed it has a very slight lean to the right while up on the stand, still stable, but a few degree lean to the right. All Murph's bolts worked ok but had to chase the threads a little.

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post #3 of 4 Old 11-14-2011, 09:26 PM
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How do you work in that garage?:mrgreen:

Like the Universal Monocoque stand to.

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-23-2014, 12:27 AM
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I installed a Murhp's stand, using the hardware they supplied. It doesn't swing very freely but I also torqued it down fairly well so I'm not surprised. I only expect to use it for maintenance and don't do much offroad, so staying where I put it is fine. I mounted the springs one-at-a-time with a big screwdriver as a bar to pull them; went on very easily. Nice product, good price.
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