motech center stand installed
Received and installed the Motech center stand from Twisted Throttle.
If you covet a center stand I can recommend this, it looks quite sturdy and is relatively easy to install. The bike goes up just about easier than any bike I've ever had with a centerstand, just moderate foot pressure seems to do it.
Some install tips.
For the right side have a long extension and 6mm allen socket available for the top nut, very difficult if not impossible to reach in there on the right side with the exhaust in the way to get at the top nut.
I installed the right side plate first then found the best thing to do seemed to be to install the top bolt loosely and then get the stand lined up in the pivots before you attempt to install the other bolts. The fit is relatively precise and getting the spacers in behind the plates with the bolts through them is the typical two to three handed affair but not that bad.
As for the dreaded spring, it is a stiff rascal. First off don't try to install it with the stand down as i suspect many do, then you are fighting its full strength. I did it with stand in up position with a long flat blade screwdriver and it slid on the second try. I don't know that it matters but I hooked the spring on the top pin and used the screwdriver as lever on the pin that is attached to the stand, seemed easier to me.
Nice piece of gear, clearly is going to make servicing and washing the bike easier.