I suppose i should check mine too. I noticed it was kind of odd when it goes up on the stand, it kind of slides a little. Seems to sit up straight. Maybe it was purpose built on a bit of an angle?I used quarters in between each spring link and it went on easily!
I had a problem with the stock center stand for some reason. One side was longer than the other! I took it to the dealer and they checked it and agreed it was wrong. They replaced it and that one was also put together wrong. So, they refunded the cost and I went with an SW Motech. It works well and lifts easily. Must have just been a bad batch of center stands I guess. But, he quarter trick works well!
The quarters in the spring idea sounds like a good one. I'm not interested enough to take mine back off to see how it works. :mod2_no:I just ordered one yesterday. Very excited to get it here, and get it going. I understand installation is fairly simple until the spring.
If you just stand up on the foot lever with all your weight and pull the bike up holding grab rails with your right hand, and forget about pulling the bike back, it will be much easier to use it.I put mine on, no problem. I don't find it especially easy to use. No problem...I stand up straight on the foot lever, then pull the bike up & back to get it up on the stand.
Slide the Quarters in between each rung and it lengthens the spring. A vise helps hold the spring in place at one end and a pair of pliers to bend the spring back and forth. When you get the desired length, the spring just slips on and you pull the Quarters out. Spring installed, no sweat!The quarters in the spring idea sounds like a good one. I'm not interested enough to take mine back off to see how it works. :mod2_no: