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Offline Gnasher

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Fitting a centre stand
« on: June 29, 2013, 01:19:14 PM »
Iv'e just picked up a cheap centre stand , brand new on ebay. Has anyone tried fitting one them selves. The Triumph one seems more complicated that others out there.
If I can help I will.  Gimme a heads up if your out for a ride to Brighton. I live on the seafront and always up for a beer/coffee.

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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 02:18:00 PM »
You need a paddock stand, because the side stand needs to come off as well. Look for the instructions on the Triumph site if you didn't get any with the stand.

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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 04:23:01 PM »
One of the bolts & the return springs are a pain in the arse to fit other than that its easy  :001:
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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 06:29:04 PM »
They are a PITA!!! Didn't want to purchase the paddock so I had the wife balance the bike for a few minutes at a time while I worked on it! The springs are hard but if you have a tool for your cars brakes it makes it much easier or a long screwdriver! I also had to remove my charcoal canister to install the stand but that's only on the US bikes! Good luck!  :031:

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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 11:44:37 AM »
Try this...


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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 01:35:35 PM »
Nice find re: the vid, should help some. Bet the guy who made it though got a bit pissed with his dealer for selling him an early stand with a set of instructions for the later 'modified' one  :138: 

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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2013, 05:07:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tex [+]

Perfect ... Many thanks.
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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2013, 02:41:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by lancashirelad [+]
One of the bolts & the return springs are a pain in the arse to fit other than that its easy  :001:
That bolt that holds the S-bracket was a major pain. I had a buddy help, there were definitely a few things that were made easier having another set of hands. The spring he claimed was going to result in swearing. He had a tool with a T-handle and a hook at the end (different than what was in the video). I hooked onto the spring, he held the stand up, I pulled and it snapped onto the tang. Took one try and about 15 seconds. Maybe I got lucky.

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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 09:22:17 PM »
Fitted stand today. Pretty simple apart from the "S" shaped bit that there is no way that I can get a torque wrench near it and that spring!!!

Whoever designed that spring needs shooting.

I can get the bike onto the stand but it's not as easy as other bikes I've owned.

I've got approx 35mm of clearance off the floor when the bike is on the stand.

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Re: Fitting a centre stand
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 08:33:28 PM »
Just fitted a SW Motech main stand to my tiger 800.
No problem . I didn't have to remove the  sidestand at all.
  Getting the spring on can be a bit of a bollix unless you have the proper tool.

 


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