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    Centerstand

    There is a centerstand available for our bikes. It is for the NC700S (a model we don't get in the US).
    It is available from WebbikeJapan
    here's a link http://japan.webike.net/ps/08M70MGSJ....k=08M70MGSJ10
    You will need the stopper to go with it. Do not install or use the stand without the stopper.
    Stand part no.: 08M70-MGS-J10.
    Stopper no.:35-21-01
    There is no other centerstand for our bikes that I am aware of. Shipping usually takes less than 2 weeks.
    Installation is not difficult except for attaching the springs-it is a bit tough and uses a lot of your vocabulary.
    I understand the stopper is backordered until maybe July. Unless you are talented enough to fabricate one, don't get impatient and install the stand without one.
    Last edited by ofdave; 05-27-2016 at 02:01 PM.
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    I've got mine, but the install was very easy. I didn't have to stretch the spring. I just laid the stand under the bike, connected the springs and lifted the stand into position, began inserting the rod and used that as a leverage point. Then all I had to do was push the far end on the stand into position and push the rod the rest of the way in.

    I don't know how anyone can live without the center stand.

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    It is a necessity if you are going to do any long touring on the bike.

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    The centerstand is, for me, almost a "must have" for lubing the chain. It is also more than handy for cleaning and just checking things out.
    I tried to install the way Steven did but could not pull the right side of the stand back enough to push the bolt through.
    Others have done it that way, but I used the old screwdriver trick and levered the spring on to the lower mount on the stand.
    Plus, they just look cool on a centerstand.
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    A center stand is a must for a chain driven bike. I used a ratchet tie down to pull the springs. I wish the stand was a little shorter, it's a struggle for me to get it up on it. I ride up the rear wheel with a 2x4 and it eliminates the struggle part.

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    Yes, the CS is too long. I too use a 2x4. I wish I was a welder so that I could cut off 3/4 of an inch of the stand. It would almost be worth it to hire out the process to someone else. I had it professionally done once where they cut and welded both the side stand and center stand. They gave me a finished product that looked like it was right out of the factory for 300 dollars.

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    I have the "gonzo mod" on my rear shock-I guess it raises the bike just enough so getting it on the centerstand only takes a small grunt.
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    Hello everyone, I think I will have to get a center stand, but from what I read here I will most likely not be able to put the bike on it. Some say use the 2 by 4 and one person said "I wish I was a welder so that I could cut off 3/4 of an inch of the stand". With that being said If I buy the stand and cut the 3/4" off would the stand work? I looked at the site that has the stand for sell and from the photos it does look like I can cut the two legs from the bottom feet plate and make new feet and weld them on, So my question is, is the room from the feet up to where the other parts are welded on to do this without have to go higher up? It is hard to see if there is 3/4 of a inch from the feet to the other parts that are welded on in the photos. Has anyone cut their stand? If I do get and cut and weld a center stand I would only do it once, doing the cut and weld 1st, then install it on the bike. If it does work I would have no problem doing it for other members, just send the CS to me, or have the seller send your stand to me, and I will make/do the mods and send it to you. Maybe I could make new feet plates weld them to a rod and people could cut their stands, and slide the rod (with the feet plate attached) and just drill and bolt these on....thinking...this is how I get in trouble......So let me know if there is the room for cutting and maybe we can get in trouble together...lol.

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    I didn't cut mine, but here are some pictures that might help make that decision... Oh yeah, I know I need to sweep the floor...


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    The only issue I see with shortening the stand is not altering the connection of the spring.
    Otherwise, I don't see a problem.
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