How to mount a JF centerstand
Let the two bolts (1) slip into the holes (2)
of the ProLink mounting.
These holes you'll find, when peeping from below, between
the ProLink lever axe (8) and the
rear traversal frame tube (9). Mount the plate (3), the
safety rings (4) and the M10 nuts (5) and tighten firmly. Put the the two springs
one into the other und put it to (6) and (7).
Hope this helps.
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When owning a '87-'88 US version of TA (even if you purchased it later, it's
still a '87-'88 model!), you won't find the holes (2), as well as you can't
mount the genuine Honda centerstand. So you can do two things:
- drill the wholes by yourself
- purchasing another centerstand.
This one I saw on a Dutch friend's bike. He told, that he had purchased it from
dealer named "Rally, Sport and Adventure" in The Netherlands, and he guessed,
that it's been manufactured in US ... I'll try to find the address of R,S&A.
But... for what do I really need a centerstand?
For greasing the chain? No, definitely not. And if you
haven't available a stand like this - a suitable piece of wood or a box is as good...
For working on the rear wheel? Or changing the chain? No. And when having a flat
tire while being out - have a look at the picture before.
For working on the frontwheel? Aeeh - not really. I must
admit, that you may have a little problem when having trouble while being out. But with a
little help from your friend you may manage to put the wheel up - and in all of the years
of riding experience I never (knock on wood) had a front wheel problem preventing me from
riding home safely.
So, when having a bike stand like this, there's no real
need for a centerstand - it just increases the weight and decreases the ground clearance.
This stand I once found on a biker's fair, and since I felt like constructing such a stand
by myself in those days, I thought giving DEM 69.- (US$ 46.-) for it was'nt worth the work
I would have building my own one. It's both height and width adjustable, thus it can be put
also below the swingarm. I didn't demonstrate this, but it works, the stand has been originally
made for this.
Putting the bike up the stand is easy to do,
you won't need another hand (just for being photographed ;-)).