I’m ready to remove the center stand so I can put the bike on my portable lift to do the rest of the disassembly with the bike supported on the lift. I put the bike on the side stand while I remove the center stand.
I use a pair of C-Clip pliers to remove the C-Clip securing the side stand pivot pin in the left crash bar.
Remove Center Stand
The center stand is secured with an Allen head pivot bolt inside a bushing that fits in a hole on a tab on the bottom of the frame. I start by removing the center stand springs with the center stand fully retracted.
I show the center stand extended in some of the following pictures for ease of picture taking and clarity. But I remove the center stand with it fully retracted as that puts the least amount of tension on the center stand springs so they are easier to remove.
Although I removed the nuts on the pivot bolt before removing the center stand springs, it is easier if you remove the springs first. So I show the order of disassembly starting with removing the center stand springs.
The center stand springs are relaxed when the center stand is retracted which is why I remove the springs with the bike on the side stand. I use a pair of vice grips to grab the spring and push it enough to get the hook past the tab on the center stand. The spring has a long and short leg. The long leg hooks into a hole on the frame.
There is a locking nut on the outside of the center stand pivot bolt so the Allen head is on the inside next to the oil pan. There is not enough clearance to fit a standard Allen wrench so I use a cut off 8 mm Allen wrench to fit center stand frame bracket and the oil pan.
The bolt won’t push out of the hole as it interferes with the oil pan. But when you remove the bushing in the center stand pivot bolt hole, the bolt can tip down enough in the hole to go past the pan. I use a small blade screwdriver to get the bushing out of the hole in the center stand.
This is the center stand and its mounting hardware. The bottom of the left leg has worn through and I’ll get a patch welded on it to extend its life.
Remove Crash Bars & Side Stand
The right side crash bar was removed from the bike when I got it. The left side crash bar is still attached and includes the side stand. Both crash bars mount the same way with the same hardware.
Next, I put the bike on my portable lift and secure it with tie downs. I put a board on the lift so it’s under the oil pan to distribute the load uniformly on the oil pan. I strap it down so it’s snug on the lift, but I don’t use ratchet straps as they create too much force and I don’t want to damage the oil pan.
The left crash bar is secured to the frame tubes with an upper and lower bracket and to the front engine mount stud.
The side stand is attached to the bottom of the left crash bar with a pivot pin through a hole in the crash bar and side stand.
I start by removing the side stand springs and spring plate. The side stand springs are secured to a plate that attaches to a pivot pin on the crash bar on one end and to pins cast into the side stand leg on the other end. The ends of the spring are reversed from each other on each end.
I use a pair of vice grips to remove the springs from the side stand legs and then remove the spring plate from the pivot pin on the crash bar.
Next, I remove the crash bar top bracket, bottom bracket and then the nut on the front engine mount stud to remove the crash bar and side stand. The top and bottom bracket have a nut the secures the strap around the frame tube and a bolt that screws into the end of the crash bar tube to secure the other end of the strap to the crash bar. The end bolt in the top bracket is missing. The top and bottom brackets are the same.
With the left crash bar and side stand removed, I’m ready to remove the side stand from the crash bar. It fits in the bottom of the crash bar and is secured with a pivot pin.
The pivot pin has a C-Clip on each end. I use my C-Clip pliers to remove the rear C-Clip because I didn’t see the front C-Clip at first as it was coated in oil and grease.
I use a socket wrench extension as a drift and drive the pin out from the rear with a plastic mallet.
There is a grease fitting on the side stand so you can grease the pivot pin.
Here is the side side and left crash bar after removing them.