When I got my GS, the first modification was to install SW-Motech's center stand. I found another source of center stand (from Thailand, China, etc), but they were not cheap enough to try. So I decided to depend on the big brand. 149.90EUR shipped was not a bad deal.
There were two problems during the installation. On a trial fitting, I noticed:
1. The holes on the heart-shaped spring bolt plate and pivot bolt were not perfectly aligned. So I decided to expand the through hole to slot hole so that the threaded hole can accept the bolt fixing the chain roller. Oh, what a German quality!
2. The seating surface of the original bolt fixing the chain roller was not seated at all at the bracket hole.This was due to the lack of length of the thread part of the original bolt. The best solution should have been forming 2 or 3 more threads on the original bolt with die, but I went in an easy way. I decided to place the spacer (originally placed between the chain roller and the flange nut) under the bolt head. When I happent to replace the worn chain roller in the future, I might put a large diameter spacer or prepare a special bolt. This is a workaround for now.
Well, this might be the hardest part, the return spring installation. I am sure that I used to have a special tool (picture), but I couldn't find out the one in my garage at that time
I put the bike on the table lift, secured front wheel by wheel vise, put the paddock stand under the swing arm, removed rear wheel to make space for work, strapped the center stand at fully retracted position. And then I pulled the end of the springs one by one with T-shaped spring setting tool to settle the springs at the post. Although I highly recommend to use a dedicated spring installation tool, but this is what I did without using one. If you can secure the front wheel and the swing arm, you can ease the work. The "ratchet tie down method" will work fine with the rear wheel removed.
Well, the real hardest part of this installation was to clear the surface of the table lift occupied by immovable project bike
Do any of GS owners with SW-Motech's center stand experience such problems?