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So the T-Rex center stand came in today. https://www.t-rex-racing.com/2014-2018-Honda-CTX700-CTX700N-Center-Stand-p/n46-14cs.htm Ordered overnight on Thursday, came in Tuesday solid. Stand was well packaged in heavy paper and then completely wrapped in foam. The stand seems quite well built and heavy duty. The powder coat finish is even appears sturdy. Got it all unpacked and set up to install.

Had one hiccup with the installation as I broke the M6 bolt that secured the stopper assembly causing me a trip to Tractor supply for a new one, luckily I have one about 2 miles away there was enough of the bolt sticking through the other side of the bracket on the bike that I was able to spin it out with pliers even if a quarter turn at a time. Once that was sorted the install was very easy and straightforward basically like the video except for that blasted spring. Oh what a bear. Fought that thing for at least 20 minutes in the 95 degree heat then all at once I got the stars aligned and it popped right on. I have never had good luck with springs. The whole thing took about 30-35 minutes with the bulk of that messing with the spring.

Once complete and cleaned up I tested it out. Haven't had a center stand on a bike since the 90's so kinda rusty on the technique but it went up on the stand easy. Just stood on the foot and pulled up on the passenger grab bar and it went right up nice and smooth. Was going to set something up to measure how far the tire is off the ground but I'm fairly confident in my estimate of 3/4 inch. My suspension is bone stock, no mods whatsoever. It is very sturdy on the stand I got fairly aggressive with it pushing it back and forth to test the stability and I'm happy to report it is very stable on the stand I'm comfortable with it. I'm really anal about chain maintenance so this will be a very nice addition even with my auto chain oiler. All in all I'm pleased with the purchase. Let me know if you have any questions be happy to help.
 

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Very nice.
 
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I'd love to know the length of the legs from pivot point to flat feet, and compare that to the one everyone, including myself, got from webike. Your pic shows tire it "barely" off the ground, and the Webike was a larger lift, making it VERY difficult, if not impossible for smaller/lighter riders to get off the ground without assistance or 2x4s, which is why IO sold mine. Thanks for posting.


PS after watching video... those sure look like JFCs brackets he grabs on to.....
 

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I'd love to know the length of the legs from pivot point to flat feet, and compare that to the one everyone, including myself, got from webike. Your pic shows tire it "barely" off the ground, and the Webike was a larger lift, making it VERY difficult, if not impossible for smaller/lighter riders to get off the ground without assistance or 2x4s, which is why IO sold mine. Thanks for posting.


PS after watching video... those sure look like JFCs brackets he grabs on to.....
It's pretty tight quarters in there now that the stand is installed, but my best efforts measure the length of the leg from the center of the pivot point to the bottom at 8 5/8" could be off a 1/4 one way or the other.
 

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Thanks for the excellent review and pics!! I have one on order now. That video of the spring installation did look too good to be true. Looks good though.

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Thanks for your review & pic.s.:) It looks like T-Rex did their homework in designing this accessory. Center stands were once commonplace standard equipment on most bikes, until oem's went whole "hog" on making factory cruisers, which were what was selling.
I'm glad that Honda continued the frame design that will accommodate a center stand, but the absence of adding this as an option makes no sense, because they would have sold a bunch of them.:confused:
 

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It's pretty tight quarters in there now that the stand is installed, but my best efforts measure the length of the leg from the center of the pivot point to the bottom at 8 5/8" could be off a 1/4 one way or the other.

I reduced the leg length on my WebBike stand to 215mm, which is about the 8-5/8" you measured. It works well at that length. It also makes it easier to lift if you wind up the preload on the shock to max.


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i was wondering if you could help me in deciding whether to buy one of these t-rex. i get on the bike from the right side most of the time (hip implant) i was wondering if you could test and see if my left pant leg might get caught on the centerstand arm sticking out.
i really would like a centerstand but don't want to be catching my leg. i am 5' 5". i was 5 7 when i joined the military at 18.
sucks getting old.
 

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I'd love to know the length of the legs from pivot point to flat feet, and compare that to the one everyone, including myself, got from webike. Your pic shows tire it "barely" off the ground, and the Webike was a larger lift, making it VERY difficult, if not impossible for smaller/lighter riders to get off the ground without assistance or 2x4s, which is why IO sold mine. Thanks for posting.


PS after watching video... those sure look like JFCs brackets he grabs on to.....
Those definitely are jfc brackets. I like the cabinet hangers used to secure the bags. Still need a secure fastener to keep the bags from jumping out on a heavy bump. I might add a couple of those to the lower section of my bags just to help minimize any flapping or stress on the upper mounting bolts.
 

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i was wondering if you could help me in deciding whether to buy one of these t-rex. i get on the bike from the right side most of the time (hip implant) i was wondering if you could test and see if my left pant leg might get caught on the centerstand arm sticking out.
i really would like a centerstand but don't want to be catching my leg. i am 5' 5". i was 5 7 when i joined the military at 18.
sucks getting old.
I'll do my best to help. I will take some photos tomorrow and do a little testing. I'm a good bit taller than you but I'll do the best I can to gather some usable information for you. I feel like the foot is so far rearward on the chassis it should not cause you an issue but we'll see.
 

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i was wondering if you could help me in deciding whether to buy one of these t-rex. i get on the bike from the right side most of the time (hip implant) i was wondering if you could test and see if my left pant leg might get caught on the centerstand arm sticking out.
i really would like a centerstand but don't want to be catching my leg. i am 5' 5". i was 5 7 when i joined the military at 18.
sucks getting old.
Just thinking on paper(?)...you may be interested in riding pants that have the ability to adjust the cuff close to your riding boots (velcro or other). Cycle Gear or?
I had left hip replacement nearly 3 years ago & usually mount from the right, putting my left leg straight over my seat, (sidestand down, of course, & even with riding jeans I have no problem). (I'm 5'8") For future reference, I've heard it said: you don't give up riding because you are becoming "old"...you become "old" because you gave up riding.:laugh:
Very happy to have a centerstand bike, again, as it is a very useful accessory.;)
 

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i was wondering if you could help me in deciding whether to buy one of these t-rex. i get on the bike from the right side most of the time (hip implant) i was wondering if you could test and see if my left pant leg might get caught on the centerstand arm sticking out.
i really would like a centerstand but don't want to be catching my leg. i am 5' 5". i was 5 7 when i joined the military at 18.
sucks getting old.
After trying it several times I'm not sure how you could mount the bike from the right side and have your leg close enough to the bike to catch the CS arm. The bike is leaning away from you when you mount from the right so you'd have to hook your leg back around a good ways past vertical to hook that arm. I actually tried to hook it with my leg on the way over and could not do it. Of course YMMV. Hope this helps.
 

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I too installed one of these a week ago. I had different troubles. The stop piece was too tight of a fit, making the bolt hole not like up when put in place. I managed to make it work with some force.
The main hardware didn’t match either. One bolt was a regular hex bolt, the other was an Allen key. Again, made it work but was annoying digging for an Allen wrench once I had it in place and couldn’t see the hole.
The rubber bumpers for when you flip it up are not parallel, they still work but not sure why they wouldn’t bump straight into each other.

And the spring.... yes I had a **** of a time too. I ended up putting the spring in a vice, bent it way over and stuck coins in the gaps. I did enough of them to make it much easier to snap onto the peg. Probably took me more than 20m, more like an hour.

Overall, would certainly recommended however.
 

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The rubber bumpers for when you flip it up are not parallel, they still work but not sure why they wouldn’t bump straight into each other.
I took the soft rubber one off and just went with the one that was the stand itself it makes the stand hike up about 3/4 of an inch higher for greater clearance. There is still plenty of room for the chain.
 
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