A while ago, I purchased the center stand for a NC700S and a stand stop. I got around to installing them over the past week and wanted to post up my experience.
First, here are the parts I got:
Center Stand for NC700S
Center Stand Stop
As it sits, the foot arm would impact the plastic body of the NM4, but everything else fits just fine.
So, I cut the arm about 1/4" from the brace.
Then, the long search for a proper extension began. I had hoped to find a solution that anyone could do. Sadly, it did not work out. I ended up with a piece of 3/4" threaded rod which seemed to fit, but did not fit well enough into the tubes to make a solid connection.
So, what I ended up doing was cutting a piece of the rod 5 1/2" long. I then used my angle grinder to reduce the height of the threads a little here and there to fit the rod into the stand pieces.
Once I had the rod fitting snug, but easy to insert and remove, I mixed up some JB Weld, spread it on the inside of the tubes and into the threads of the rod.
Let the whole thing cure for more than a day.
On trying the stand, I found that the foot pad hit the ground just before the stand sent to full lock. So, I had to grind off the back section of the foot pad. That did the trick. I can't figure out how I messed up the angle when I set it, but I did.
The other part that was not easy was pulling the springs to attach to the stand. I ended up attaching a large ratchet strap to a tree and tied a length of paracord to the spring and used the ratchet to stretch it to fit. Lot of tension was needed, so if you do this, be careful.
Anyway, once I got the stand working, it WORKS AWESOME!!!
Here are the photos:
When up, the foot pad sits just in front of the passenger footrest. The stand retracts nice and high.
All in all, it was a PIA project as it seemed like nothing went as I wanted. However, the result works. I can easily lube the chain, the bike sits nice and stable, and the rear wheel is high enough to easily remove.
I will not be building these. Sorry, but I can't guarantee quality. However, the project is simple enough that if you can cut and grind metal, you can do it without any fancy tools. Just test and trial fit again and again. Maybe you'll get the angle right.
UPDATE: Never did put it in here. The extension has to move the foot pad roughly 2" further out. In other words, where you cut needs to have an extension of 2" between the pieces when it is all done. The 5.5" long piece I used is roughly evenly spaced on either side. Hope that helps.