which way is the c piece facing? is the open part facing up or down?
from what I can recall, the open part should be facing down. it is close, but should clear.
as long as it clears when the stand is up, you should be ok
Is the bracket resting on the chain while the bike is parked?
Just installed mine last weekend. I thought the c-bracket was awfully close to the chain as well so I ran a search on this forum. No one had complained here and I followed the instructions provided so I figured I had it right.
Went for a short ride on the freeway, then took it through some pretty tight turns to see if it would rub. Got home and checked the bracket and it didn't have a mark on it.
I was worried about this issue too when I first installed the center stand. I think that there's enough tension on it to keep the bracket where it belongs, if installed correctly, and I've not seen any evidence of it touching the chain in the year that I've had it.
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