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post #1 of 20 Old 10-12-2007, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Center-stand Instalation

Hello all, I run in to the installation problem of the center stand I recently purchased. I followed all instructions in the booklet but putting back all together is really hard.

In this stage, center stand is fully installed. My problem is I can't connect pipes back together. Head part is loosely assembled ( screws are not tightened), two back screws under need a seat are also loosely assembled but part under the motorcycle that I took apart so I can swing the centerstend between pipes don't want to go back to place easily. I also tried hammering it with a rubber hammer under need but everything is going so hard. Inside of upper pipe there is some metal mash and I'm not sure if I should spread metal with a pliers just so it can slide in ease or I should try to use muscle to compress it back together. This is all hard to explain and I hope I made some sense here so somebody can give me some tip how to put it back together easier.

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-12-2007, 09:52 AM
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Here are the photos. Arrow is pointing to the part I can't smoothly insert in each other, inside seams to have some metal mash maybe that is cosing the problem. I can't insert that screw that holds is on the bottom because wholes are not aligning so I inserted screwdriver to help it hold wile I'm smashing with a rubber hammer from under need.






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Try a bigger hammer.
Luckily my SW motech didn't require disconnecting the exhaust.

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The problem is because ground clearance don't allow bigger hammer. Should I spreed that upper part apart so it allows more room and then when is in place try to tighten it back together? I wished I new about SW motech before purchasing, but now is to late.

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The problem is because ground clearance don't allow bigger hammer. Should I spreed that upper part apart so it allows more room and then when is in place try to tighten it back together? I wished I new about SW motech before purchasing, but now is to late.
Don't spread it further since that will allow leaks! Stack wood up underneath and use a bar to pry it into place. ALSO loosen the upper exhaust clamps to allow movement alignment from the top. Have someone straddle hold the bike to be careful not to knock it over.

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post #7 of 20 Old 10-12-2007, 11:40 AM
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don't look like a question of fitting , it looks miss alined. did you remove the pipes completely? did the get bent by the header.

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no I didn't remove pipes completely and it seams aligned on a head. The head connections are still loose, I didn't tighten them up. What should I tight up first?

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That metal mash is a lead washer around the end of the header pipe. It may be beyond salvaging but did you try to loosen the joints above the Y pipe to get some wiggle room?

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How much it needs to go up? i can't quite remember was that rusty looking ring on the bottom part inside of upper part or dose it align with a edge?

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I would think that as long as the lead washer is reaching slightly above the slots into the Y it should seal when it is clamped.

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there should be a hanger for the pipe right under where you have the screw driver holding the center stand on with.is that loose or the bold removed. First thing is get that pipe in then
head bolts.

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Take off the cans. This will allow you to move the Y-pipe and align everything correctly before reinstalling the cans.

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You shoulda bought a phobstand!

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Take off the cans. This will allow you to move the Y-pipe and align everything correctly before reinstalling the cans.
Once again MotoCycho comes through with the solution.

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I was afraid to take a cans off and have a hard time putting the back on, as I have hard time putting this back in. Are the cans easier to slide in to position?

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I was afraid to take a cans off and have a hard time putting the back on, as I have hard time putting this back in. Are the cans easier to slide in to position?
The cans are quite simple to slip off and on!

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Let me give it a try. Will let you know. Thanks all.

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i will be doing this next weekend, of coase only because i am replacing my headers anyways. i found a small crack in the exhaust mount under the engine. does not look like it will cause a problem but damn if honda going to pay for new shinny pipes, i want new shinny pipes.

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