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T-Rex Center Stand

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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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Does this come with a stopper?
If you mean a "bumper" to stop the center stand from hitting hard stuff when it retracts, then yes.

I just finished the TRex center stand install. The pair of springs was a challenge. Like VisionDonNebr, I have some distant memories of replacing brake shoes and dealing with those similar springs. After reading about the problems people have had installing the TRex springs, I arrogantly thought, "I can do that!"

I got the springs on, but I devised a somewhat different technique. With the small spring still inside the larger spring, I simply levered the larger spring onto the lower peg by itself (using a medium length blade screwdriver). Then, I put the lower end of the smaller spring on the bottom peg and, with the screwdriver, levered the smaller spring onto the upper peg.

Here is another hint: at least get the bolts started on the legs of the stand before installing the piece with the bumper. It just gets in the way.

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