I got my SW-Motech center-stand ($150 from TwistedThrottle.com) installed last Wednesday and finally got around to getting my pics uploaded.
The installation basically went fine and was simple once I figured out out where all the parts go; doing it again would be a snap.
Why, oh WHY, does SW-Motech include two sets of springs to confuse things?
Aside from that, the only difficulties I had were getting the springs on and that exhaust-side upper bolt installed while trying to keep the stand together (it would have probably helped to clean the threads of the frame beforehand, there was a bit of road-grime in there). The bolt goes up behind the exhaust so you can't get an Allen wrench on it until it's almost all the way in.
The springs weren't too bad, I borrowed a hook from a come-along (ratchet puller) to yank it on.
After a little practice, I got the hang of using the stand. The key is to step down firmly on the pedal-thing while pulling up with a straight back. The bike will just float up onto the stand. I'm still working on a smooth, rolling
My helper, Immy, kitten-cat #1. The glowing eyes in the window belong to Maia, kitten-cat #2, on her favourite perch.
Here's my GPS, a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSX ($380 from Compuplus.com) on it's RAM mount ($36 from GPSCity.com). I'm not totally happy with the location of the mount, it blocks the speedo, so I think I'll move it to the left a little more. The RAM mount is very solid though and seems to be of good quality.
The GPS indicated my speedo was indeed about 8% high. I forgot to check the odo accuracy though.
My next farkle will be some kind of windshield fix; not sure what that will turn out to be.