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post #1 of 15 Old 04-26-2005, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Writing set of center stand instructions- in simple terms.

Can any of you very talented mechanical types write a brief set of installation instructions for the Suzuki factory center stand? These that are provided are hideous! I have the '05 DL1000.
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-27-2005, 11:21 PM
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Sure, let's give it a shot, eh?

OK the kit come with two steel triangle shaped critters with a small cylindrical part welded to each. Got those? One of them has a stud coming out the side opposite the cylinder. The stud is to hold the upper end of the double stand retraction spring. This "studded" triangle critter goes on the right side of the bike, with the cylinder up and the stud pointing outboard. (toward you the expert stand installer.) Bolt this piece to the frame with the cylinder part touching the recessed hole on the frame. Bolt it loosely with 8X45mm bolt
Now bolt the other triangle critter to the matching recessed hole on the left side of the frame thru the cylindered hole with a 8X35mm bolt also loosely for now. Now you have two triangle critters loosely bolted to the frame with the cylinders facing each other. We're cooking now!

Take the two top hat looking deals (pivot bushings) and coat their outsides with a good grease. Also the insides of the stand pivot holes and faces with the same good grease. Insert the greasy top hats into the stand pivot holes this way... The taller top hat goes top first into the right side stand hole from the inside, so the brim of the hat is on the inside of the stand. The right side of the stand has the hook for the springs on it. Now put the other greasy hat, top first into the left side hole, again with the brim of the hat inboard. Any questions?

Now we're close. Place the stand with greasy busings installed in place between the frame and the rear set of bottom triangle critter holes. Loosely bolt a 10X45mm bolt through the right side stand pivot/bushing hole and put a 10X35mm bolt through the left side stand pivot. Finish installing a 8X35mm bolt in both lower forward triangle critter holes.

Snug up all the bolts. The 10mm bolts get torqued to 40 ft lbs The 8mm bolts get torqued to 18 ft lbs.

There's also a long peg feeler bolt that you're supposed to install on the end of the left footpeg. Unscrew the short stock feeler and save it to replace the right one when you wear it out... :-)

Install the round rubber plug in the hole in the bottom of the left exhaust pipe bracket to keep the stand from clanging against it. Now all you have left is the springs. Not the fun part but you can do it.

The springs live together, smaller one inside the bigger one. Put some grease on the hooked part of the stand the grabs the lower end of the springs. Pair the springs up and hook both bottom ends on the center stand hook. Then CAREFULLY pry the inner spring up onto the triangle critter spring stud notch.... and finally do the same CAREFULLY with the outer spring. Using an automotive brake tool designed to slip springs onto a stud makes this a LOT easier and probably safer. Be careful, wear eye protection.

There! You just did it. Nice work. Enjoy your stand.

Jeff

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'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
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Thanks! You are the man! (I think).
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post #4 of 15 Old 04-30-2005, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Jeff, those instructions were the bomb! Thank you so much. If you ever get to Virginia, I owe you a beer!
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post #5 of 15 Old 05-01-2005, 10:11 PM
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Did I leave anything out? It's easy to leave stuff out when YOU know how to do something, but the other guy isn't going to figure it all out if you do.

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

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two steel triangle shaped critters
Well, maybe you provided good instructions, but your terminology needs work. :shock: "critter" needs to be replaced with gizmo or such (A guy I worked with called everything a "deal"). Needs to be more "thing-a-ma-gig"s and "what-cha-ma-call-it"s. :P

Quote:
We're cooking now!
Hmmmm, didn't see any mention of any kind of food anywhere. Is that included in the kit? What temperature are we cooking at? :?

BTW, looks pretty thorough - good job. :mrgreen:

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I appreciate the critique. Now what's that thingamabob called again? :wink:

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

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post #8 of 15 Old 05-02-2005, 05:17 PM
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I installed before I bought a torque wrench. Did anyone actually torque these?
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Torque wrench? You betcha. I torque most all fasteners. Engine parts, suspension bits, axle bolts, pretty much everything. I use two torque wrenches all the time. One covers two to twenty foot pounds but it's marked in inch pounds. The other is ten to one hundred foot pounds.

You could probably use your 'calibrated elbow' for most everything and get away with it but why take the chance? Too tight can weaken fasteners and cause them to fail. Too loose and they can fall out.

I wouldn't install a cylinder head without a torque wrench and I wouldn't install a wheel on my Strom without one either unless I were in a pinch. Then I'd torque it later.

Cheers!

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'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

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Nope, not a thing left out! And contrary to popular belief, the 3 sided doo-hickeys are really clled "critters". You were correct all along. Am I worshipping you too much???
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