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.
I haven't installed mine yet, but in preparation, I notice there is an additional round 5/8 inch-thick spacer bolted onto the stand where it mates to the rubber bumper on the bracket. The spacer is shown in the still, magnified-view shots on the sales page, but it is not there in the video. Is this designed to give more chain clearance? I'm tempted to remove it before installation to make it look like the video, but it makes me skeptical it was added for some good reason. It does look like the spacer will make the stand be not parallel to the bottom of the bike. (as was mentioned in post #19) What say you completed installers?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.
See post # 1 of this thread.can someone put a good source and part number for the center stand for 2017 ctx700dct . ?
There are actually two springs. A smaller one is inside the larger one.I haven't ordered one yet, but on the installation video I only see one spring, on the left side only?
This is a great spring installation tip. Just be sure the bike is secured so it doesn't roll backward while stretching the spring.I am glad it has helped you with this spring install challenge, and hopefully it will help others too.