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Do you have a F6B? Or do you just have a center stand for one laying around for some reason?

Post up some pics of your bike if you can?
 

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I installed my Gold Wing center stand on my Valkyrie to take the front wheel off.

I don't have the special shield for the exhaust, but I don't plan on leaving it on.

Even if I wanted to leave it on, the stand barely lifts the bike up. It is crazy easy to put on the center stand but the bad thing is it is very easy for it to roll off of the stand.

For it to work safely (IMO) the center stand would need to be a bit taller.

I think this is because the ground clearance for the Valkyrie is higher than the Gold Wing.

(I am pretty sure the Gold Wing and F6B share the same center stand.)
 

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You need an F6B exhaust shield part 18417-MCA-A20 in addition to the center stand. Both parts bolt right on.


Could you please clarify on why 18417-MCA-A20 is needed ? Does is play structural function or stand looks better with it ?

Thank you :)
 

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The shield has a "dent" or scallop to allow the centerstand to go into the "up" position. Without the special shield the centerstand will go up only about 45 degrees.

I'm waiting for someone to actually buy the shield and make sure it works because I want to put my centerstand on all of the time, not just for maintenance.
 

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I'm not new around a garage, but I'm finding it hard to get the exhaust shield off the left side for the center stand install. any PDF's showing the process?
 

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bump! I am waiting for some input on taking off the heat shield on the left side for the center stand mod. I found a used stand and exhaust shield both total cost $95, $25 for the stand and $70 for the shield.. Bought all the hardware from the dealer. Didn't wait to be missing and thing or have striped out treads on any of the parts. That was about $38. As far as the stand being to short, once I mount it if this is the case I'll take it back off and weld about 1/2" to 1" pad on it to raise the bike up a bit.
 

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The shields look like they are locked in by the mufflers. There is a real confusing diagram on pages 2-10 & 2-11 of the service manual.

When I installed V&H pipes on my Gold Wing I remember the heat shields came off after I pulled the cans. Since the Gold Wing and Valkyrie are nearly identical I think it might be the same deal. I didn't have a manual at the time so I bet you can just pull the left can off and go from there. (They recommend a new gasket but I reused mine.)
 

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I purchased a new take-off center stand from a Gold Wing from Shawnee Honda (405) 273-1400. They do trike conversions and have the center stands for $50.00 complete with all mounting hardware and spring. $10.00 shipping. I don't plan to leave the stand on. I just install the mounting hardware when I want to put the bike on the center stand then remove it when I'm done. It's tall enough to get the rear tire off the ground by an inch or more. Agree it does not feel as stable as I would like but it's not like it wants to roll off the stand. I can rock the bike front and back without it coming off the stand. But for extra security, if I am going to do any serious work on the bike, like changing tires, I will use a tie-down strap from the stand to the crash bars to ensure the stand can not move backwards.

Installation tip: The short bolt goes on the left side. The long bolt with spacer goes on the right side and that bolt is LEFT hand thread. The bushings go on the inside of the stand with the flat surface against the flat surface on the frame.
 

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Sorry it took so long to get back. The center stand and exhaust shield are a exact swap. I bought the part using the part numbers for the GW and F6B I got a Used exhaust shield from a tech at Norfolk Honda Va. To swap the shield you have to pull the black plastic from the under belly on the left side. Rear tire is only 1/2" off the ground using the center stand. I might modify it and add another 1/2"
 

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I didn't notice any issue on how it comes off the stand, if your comparing it a Goldwing its most likely because it lighter. Here are some bigger file sizes. And sorry I wasn't thinking about when I was doing it didn't get pictures of it apart.
 

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It was real easy install, except for the spring. I just used a screw driver and slid it down the blade to the catch. Careful though it came off once like a rocket.
 
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