This thread is more than FOUR YEARS old...only one of the posting members is still active on this board(ohphayabusa @ Nov. 04 2006,09:07) I have installed three center stands. Did not remove cowling radiators/exhaust at the heads, just the mufflers.
You guys are working too hard. It is not very difficult. Took about an hour. It helps to have someone for an extra hand.
going to install another one next week or so when we pick up the new 06. They are handy and the lean angle does not suffer too much.
The kit comes with longer peg draggers and the only time it was an issue was on the race track. Ground them down just a tad. Did not drag the stand.