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Just installed a Bonneville (T100) center stand and I have a question. The C-bracket rubs the chain. This can’t be good? I have installed it exactly to specifications and checked twice. Any input?
 

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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
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Open end down per instructions. It is very close! It does not always rest against the chain as I raise and lower the stand.
 

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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.
 

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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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I had a similar concern... but I haven't had a problem.(touch wood)
Anyone else have a ***** of a time trying to put the two springs on that bracket???
...kenny
 

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msrtex,

Yes, both springs need to be installed (one inside the other) to ensure the stand has enough tension while it is up.

I can't take credit for this, though. I read this a few weeks ago somewhere on this forum. I did a quick search but I don't remember where the post was.

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I was able to figure out the trick to installing it with the two springs... put the springs on the center stand and the c brkt then install the stand on the bike using the stand and bike as leverage.
 

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Yes, you really should have both springs. Here's how I did it...

Put the C clamp on and the larger of the 2 springs. Then once thats on, put on the second (inner) spring. Pliers will make it quick - went on in 3 minutes that way.
 
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