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post #1 of 26 Old 08-20-2009, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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919 Center Stand: Which One?

I'm thinking of getting a center stand for my 919. My options appear to be SW-Motech and one made by Honda. I already have a Motech engine guard, and I've been happy with it. According to the Twisted Throttle site, you have to take off the exhaust to install the Honda one; not so with the Motech. The Motech appears to have a wider stance (just from the pictures). I'm also concerned about ground clearance, and reliability (don't want anything dropping down while underway!) I haven't seen either one in person. Anybody have good or bad experiences with either center stand? Thanks for your help!

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post #2 of 26 Old 08-20-2009, 03:40 PM
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I have the Motech and would recommend it. High quality and very good springs.

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The Honda OEM one is a PITA to install. go for the Motech, I wish I had known about it before I put the Honda one on. Or, if you want one you don't have to permanently mount look around here for the Phobstand. I'm sure someone will post a link to it.

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I don't think Phobman is making any at the moment. I believe he said he would resume production in Decemberish.

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Then Motech it is!

Thanks, guys!

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The honda one,if cut before you put it on will be supre easy to take on or off.I had thefactory one for a long time.It is tucked up very nice.Ground clearance is not an issue.

A quick search and I'll post the Honda stand Mod.

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Oh If you have a factory stand Take the bolt out and grease it.I just had to cut mine off.Course mine had 72,000+ on it and flooded parking lot against it.

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I just installed the Honda accessory stand on my new to me '07 919. Took about 45 minutes, most of which was spent on the exhaust system. But it wasn't too bad of a job,really.

A Honda dealer has 'em on ebay, mine was $187 delivered.

Don't have experience w/motech stand, but the Honda stand seems fine to me. It's easy to use and tucks outta the way pretty well.

And I did coat the pivot with lots of water resistant grease.

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So, if I cut that OEM stand as explained above, it's easy to take on and off?

I also have now read in several places that the springs on these things are tricky to install without some kind of special tool. This guy has an interesting solution of sticking coins in the springs to stretch it out before installing:

CB919 centre stand? - Sport-Touring.Net

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So, if I cut that OEM stand as explained above, it's easy to take on and off?

I also have now read in several places that the springs on these things are tricky to install without some kind of special tool. This guy has an interesting solution of sticking coins in the springs to stretch it out before installing:

CB919 centre stand? - Sport-Touring.Net
Yes,do it before it is put on.
I did my springs with a flatbladed screwdriver and pliers,just be carefull.

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phobman stand -- simply the best!! See ebay item#300406653387

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Thanks for the tip on the Motech stand !
I have a factory stand I took off to do track days, and having to crack the exhaust every time you want to do an on or off fitment is an absolute pain. I ended up just using my race stand for garage parking and the lean stand when on the road. I am going to get one of the Motech now that I know they exist. Lean stands suck in general for touring, and the 919 is worse than some because of its high lean angle on the stand. I always carry a small piece of plywood for gravel or dirt parking situations.

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mcromo, couldn't you just cut 50mm out of the cross brace of your factory stand to slip it off & on?
I cut mine back in 06' and it's been fine.

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mcromo, couldn't you just cut 50mm out of the cross brace of your factory stand to slip it off & on?
I cut mine back in 06' and it's been fine.

You got me good.
I never even thought of that !

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I've seen Murph's Phobman stand. It does work very well. But it stays at home; which is what some guys like. I use my c-stand quite often when on the road.

I'd probably get the Motec because it was designed from the start without the center bracket. It'd be a lot easier to put on. And a lot easier to take off, and sell separately if you ever decide to sell the 919. Anything you leave on when you sell your bike, you're basically giving away.

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I have the Motech and would recommend it. High quality and very good springs.

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How is this stand for ground clearance when cornering ?
Have you been able to find any info as to how the lean angle clearance compares between the two ? Motech vs factory Honda that is.

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post #18 of 26 Old 03-31-2010, 02:31 PM
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Buy the Motech stand. I put one on a couple of weeks ago. No problem except for the springs. Really need a spring tool. I had an automotive rear brake tool. Works fine. You really also need someone that can handle the bike while the springs are tensioned. Without someone helping you, you could easily tip over the bike. As far as the clearance is concerned, on twisties, be careful, don't really know about that. I am 53 and twisties isn't my thing any more.
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Motech! It fits on easy and stays on easy. The instructions to get it on suck though...we stopped following them and just figured it out.

I would, however, recommend getting the Motech spring tool. The spring is super stiff. A couple of us pulled the spring apart by tying it to a ratchet cable and 'winching' it around the tow rig on a truck. Super dangerous, but it worked.

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I've done novice trackdays with the Honda centerstand installed, and was dragging toe before touching the centerstand. The SW Motech stand I have on now seems similar.

You can see in the pic that I'm nowhere near the centerstand.


I've now had both, and much prefer the Motech stand for ease of installation/removal. Def. get the spring tool, though. I tried slipping coins between the coils but the damn spring was too stiff.
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I don't know if you needed to have a center stand on the bike at all times, but if you can do with just having it at the garage for maintenance, check out a Phobman stand. $85 will get you one, and it works the same as a Motech or Honda OE as far as getting the rear off the ground. They're limited production also, but he's taking orders right now. Clicky

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Well, kids, i just did this myself. Opted for the Honda stand with 2" cut out of the center of the tube to make installing super easy. For the spring, i stretched the large one until i could fit quarters into the hoops and that made fitting the spring easy. I also got the stand from Babbitts for like $135. Damn cheap.

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Re: Strong springs

I tried the springs a couple of times with my arthur-riders-hands, and had a great ides.
I got my neighbor next door, the swat team cop and told him no man on earth could stretch that spring. Well, it took him about 10 seconds to hang it on! I've used him several times when I didn't want to tear a finger off!!
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Can anyone please confirm the Motech will fit on a 2006 919? They list it only up to 2005 though I assume it will fit, would like to know for sure before I buy one.

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Can anyone please confirm the Motech will fit on a 2006 919? They list it only up to 2005 though I assume it will fit, would like to know for sure before I buy one.
There was no change from 05 to 06.
Having said that, IF one has a California bike with evap canister that hangs down below in the centre stand zone, I think it will have to be removed before any centre stand can be fitted and used.
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There was no change from 05 to 06.
Having said that, IF one has a California bike with evap canister that hangs down below in the centre stand zone, I think it will have to be removed before any centre stand can be fitted and used.
Thanks very much mcromo44, I appreciate it. It's an east coast bike, so no worries there.

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