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post #1 of 11 Old 12-05-2018, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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I'm new to the forum just bought an 07 919 red just under 13,000 miles been riding since I was 12 am now 399 in dog years. I love all bikes this is my third since 2014. I have a question I'm wanting a center stand but this bike has what I would call a canister looking deal underneath is it in the way or is it even needed.
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-05-2018, 12:53 PM
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G'day Mikey. Welcome. Can't help in regards to canister since Aussie bikes come without.
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I'm new to the forum just bought an 07 919 red just under 13,000 miles been riding since I was 12 am now 399 in dog years. I love all bikes this is my third since 2014. I have a question I'm wanting a center stand but this bike has what I would call a canister looking deal underneath is it in the way or is it even needed.
Thanks for any help you can give.
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The cannister is a charcoal type fume receiver/holder as part of the evaporative emissions control subsystem that a minority of 919s have, jurisdiction of first sale governing. California bikes have them, and had them before the catalytic converter was added into the inlet of the exhaust system Y tube that splits the exhaust into dual outlet.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-06-2018, 09:43 PM
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Just pull it off. It adds no value. It is part of what Honda was required to do to meet CA emissions. You can pick up a center stand for a couple hundred buck if you look around.

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I've been on the lookout for a centerstand as well as I think it would be a handy accessory for longer summer trips. Revilla and Twisted Throttle sell the SW Motech version. Selling for $289 at the moment, but does occasionally drop in price. I'm kicking myself for not purchasing for $230 a while back when they had a 20% discount. There's a special "spring installation tool" that they sell with it... don't know what that's all about and if it's actually needed.

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I added a center stand to my 919 primarily to make it easier to work on when I am on trips. That way I do not have to drag around my Pit Bull Stand.

The springs that come with a new center stand are very strong and difficult to install without the right tool. I was able to do it using the tools I had but it took me and another guy to stretch that spring in place and we had to make multiple attempts. That being said we did not have a lift and were working at weird angles laying on the ground trying to get the springs on. Yes, there is more than one spring on the center-stand.

Note that there are a couple different styles of stands available. Some require you to remove the pipes to get them on. The one I purchased did not, thankfully.

Plan for some swearing but you can do it with the right level of determination. You can also hurt yourself working with heavy springs like this so be careful. Wear gloves and eye protection.

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I've been on the lookout for a centerstand as well as I think it would be a handy accessory for longer summer trips. Revilla and Twisted Throttle sell the SW Motech version. Selling for $289 at the moment, but does occasionally drop in price. I'm kicking myself for not purchasing for $230 a while back when they had a 20% discount. There's a special "spring installation tool" that they sell with it... don't know what that's all about and if it's actually needed.

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There is no need for special spring installation tool.
The ancient trick of using pennies jammed in between the coils still works like a charm.
The method is dead simple.
Wedge in between two coils with a flat screwdriver, then follow with a penny held very firmly in pliers Linesman pliers being the best and needle nose are not at all fun to use instead.
When the bike is on the stand, the coils are already spread some, so the penny insertion is not even a challenge for that scenario.
One of my best friends invented the method while trying to prep his bike for production racing back in the mid 70s.
I've been keeping a dedicated bag of pennies in my toolbox ever since.
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What a brilliant idea and so simple at that. Don't know why I have been busting my knuckles all these years and to think that for 10 cents I could have saved a lot of skin.

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What a brilliant idea and so simple at that. Don't know why I have been busting my knuckles all these years and to think that for 10 cents I could have saved a lot of skin.
Yes indeed.
The inventor also came up with some other brilliant ideas.
A piece of rod brazed to a steel of a clutch plate pack became a clutch disassembly tool.
A broken hack saw blade taped at one end, for cutting the swing arm bushings lengthwise so they could easily be removed.
A trimmed concrete nail used as a back side puller, to pull out the brake hose internal fitting so the left hand only calipers could be converted to right hand re a twin disk conversion.
He was an absolute master of figuring out how to use what he had, or could easily get, that was cheap, and did the job well and in a way no one else had thought of.
We're still very good friends despite our having moved thousands of miles away many years ago, and he's the only other one of our group that still has a 'bike, a really nice Eddie Lawson replica.

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