2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

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2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

Post by dtpeebles » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:13 am

Hi,
This lucky boy has just received his first "new" bike .... and as you know nowadays these don't come with a Centre Stand fitted as standard.

There are a couple of options I have seen which is the OEM one (expensive !) and a third party one as per this one on Ebay from Germany:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Centre-stand ... 1438.l2649

Has anyone bought/fitted one of these ? Any comments/advice will welcomed

Don't want to buy a cheap and nasty one and have the bike fall over !

Thanks
Dave

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Re: 2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

Post by JimBobs63 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:37 pm

Hi,

I've just bought one of these specific to my 2010 V7 classic. The fitting instructions are non-existing - just a single page diagram of the parts to the centre stand itself.

I am hoping to figure out how to fit it, whilst still keeping the side stand, using Google to search for instructions or a video (or both)!

I'll let you know how I get on.

Jim
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2015 V7 II Special ABS
(Previously owned a 2010 V7 Classic)

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Re: 2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

Post by JimBobs63 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:27 pm

OK,

With the good weather coming I FINALLY got round to fitting the centre stand I'd bought for my V7 (Mk I) Classic.

All in all a straightforward job as I didn't need to take off the side stand. As I said previously, there were no instructions, just a printed diagram. Anyway it's fitted now. However....

As well as replacing the rear hanger for the left hand exhaust, it was also necessary to loosen off the right hand exhaust at the head, at the rear hanger and the connection to the central catalytic cylinder to get it out of the way enough to push back through the existing stand axle and to install the separate new centre stand axle.

Getting the hefty spring onto the newly installed centre stand is a pain in the bottom! It took a lot of strength and a lot of swearing.....

The new stand does raise the back wheel quite high off the ground. This is not a Guzzi stand but a German third-party make labelled "Constand". It does feel like a less than hefty shove from behind could push the bike forward off the stand, but we'll see.... For less than £95 delivered I think it'll do a good enough job.

Jim
Semper in faecibus sum, solum profunditas variat (I'm always in the pooh, only the depth varies!)

2015 V7 II Special ABS
(Previously owned a 2010 V7 Classic)

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Re: 2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

Post by Chris950s » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:32 pm

Jim

You could weld steel plates to the centre stand feet of the required thickness to raise the rear tyre up enough for your needs, otherwise just park so the stand is on a piece of plywood of the required thickness when you want the rear wheel off.
Chris and Karen - Essex
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Re: 2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

Post by JimBobs63 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:08 pm

Sorry Chris, I think you misunderstand.

The centrestand I have fitted is higher than I expected, not lower... The rear wheel is quite a large distance off the floor - more than is necessary.

Jim
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2015 V7 II Special ABS
(Previously owned a 2010 V7 Classic)

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Re: 2018 V7 III Special - Center Stand

Post by Chris950s » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:28 pm

Sorry I misunderstood, it must be a struggle to get it on the stand then? Maybe cut some of the length off and reweld the feet back on.
Chris and Karen - Essex
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