I posted this on Twisted Throttle product review, but they will probably not post it. I wouldn't buy any SW-MOTECH parts from now on.
Review on SW-MOTECH centerstand for Kawasaki Versys 2010 to 2015.
I thought it was a great centerstand at first, but with new EK red chain, Chameleon chain oiler, and cleaned/new primary/rear sprockets it is easy to see the manufacturing specification defects (Figure 1.)
From behind the left footpeg (Figure 2.), you can see where the chain contacts the front side centerstand bracket (Figure 3.) From the rear side of the centerstand bracket, you can see normal hang for 1" (minimum) chain adjustment slack (1.0 - 1.4" chain slack specs) in Figure 4 - Note red Chain chip below chain on centerstand bracket. Figure 5 indicates the chain "pushed" up and again note the paint chip on the centerstand bracket. Finally, Figure 6. shows the defective engineering SW-MOTECH centerstand left support bracket.
I understand it was done for strength, cost, and weight, but given enough time, a good mechanical engineer should be able to provide a design that does not reduce the chain slack tolerance from (1.0 to 1.4 inch) to (1.0 to 1.1 inch.) There is no oem chain adjustment slack range capability with the SW-MOTECH left centerstand bracket support. I kept hearing a dragging on my DID StreetPro chain when oiling and cleaning my chain that I burned in 7k miles, and my mechanic said it was dragging on the centerstand bracket but it was dirty. Now its clean, all new parts, and clear SW-MOTECH centerstand for the 2010 to 2015 Kawasaki Versys is defectively engineered. I am sorry to all of the Versys owners that I supported buying this centerstand, and I will try to let them know. SW-MOTECH did not even try to contact me about the side-stand/centerstand interference design problem. Twisted Throttle contacted me but did nothing. I was hoping it was not the centerstand, but this is pictorial documented evidence of improper assembly tolerances fit for OEM chain adjustment.
I do not have time to figure out how to fix the problem sheet metal assembly wise, much less waste my time telling a company who does not respond to feedback about their design problems. What a waste in money for a heavy centerstand that damages chains, chains, sprockets, and labor. SW-MOTECH has 2 design strikes on their centerstand alone and won't get a third try from me.
1 of 5 stars - They suk!