looking forward to your experience with the SW-Motech center stand.
I was planning to buy one but read a lot about the fact they didn’t fit (had to do with the Beemers frame).
I found a couple of hassles - mainly my fault.
Pulling the OEM bolt out of the chain roller seemed simple but I mucked around for ages. Undoing the nut was simple but the bolt would not unscrew. It seemed to be held in by a circlip or something. It is not. I finally levered the chain roller inwards and that freed the bolt instantly.
Next step I put the spring plate on rotated a few degrees forward. It is fiddly to reinsert the OEM bolt through the roller and line up the plate and spacer inline as there is next to no wriggle room. I dropped that spacer about a million times. Getting both hands around the side stand paraphernalia to hold the bolt, the big roller, the little spacer and the triangular plate is done with zero vision of the bits.
I found fitting the springs the hardest. Like most of us I've fitted a bunch of center stand springs. My favourite method is using a handful of washers to lengthen the spring. But this stand has 2 springs - one inside the other - and that washer method doesn't work. Otherwise I usually use a modified flat screwdriver as a lever. But the location of the spring mount on the stand left nowhere for me to get any leverage as the tyre is in the way. I ended up using some thin, strong cord looped through the spring hook and tied the other end a to rear wheel spoke. Rotating the wheel pulled the spring out to length.
In hindsight it would have all been easier if I had removed the rear wheel at the start of the job.
The stand itself.......... the side stand spring retaining arm clips the left hand upright of the center stand as it swings into position. Standing next to the bike with the side stand retracted I can't engage the center stand as it fouls the side stand. That's ok as I would rarely be doing that. Usually I would be parking, kicking down the side stand, carefully dismounting so as to not snap the bike in half then hitching the bike up onto the center stand, then kicking the side stand back up. Unfortunately on this bike the side stand currently clips the center stand when I do that. It retracts, but it still the two stands hit each other in passing.
It is tolerable, but I think I will move the side stand spring slightly outboard to slot into a groove that I will grind, then chop the inner 5-10mm off the spring arm.
This all reads worse than it really is. I love a center stand. My plan for this bike is to bolt on some luggage and also a 15 litre auxiliary fuel tank onto the rear of the bike. That is all more manageable when fueling both tanks when the bike sits level.