Just got round to fitting charlie264's stand relocator.
A few pics for those who are interested.
Kit as supplied with instructions
Stock stand removed showing the mounting points on the engine cases
This is the flange on the early 950's that will obstruct the new mounting fitting, charlie and Black dog recommend grinding it back to allow the relocator to fit.
I'm not so keen on that idea as it supports the lower engine mount, so I elect to grind a bit out of the relocator plate, I reckon there is still plenty of meat left for it to work and it leaves the frame complete.
Here it is all bolted up
A few old bolts left over, I recommend you copaslip the new lower engine mount bolt before fitting as the original needed drifting out, and the you would'nt want the replacement rusting in over time.
And a pic of the beasty post fitting just to show it all works.
So the verdict, nicely made simple bit of kit, I new that it would need modding slightly to fit my early 950 so no surprises there, and no problem to do, time will tell if I've weakened it but I can't see it myself. There is a tiny bit of flex in it when you swing on the side stand, but that is purely down to separating the front mountings from the engine cases, and I would'nt expect that to be any kind of issue.
Is it worth doing, well if my cases never crack then obviously yes, but apart from that it's one thing I don't need to worry about now, so if you're concerned about yours, just do it.
Right I'm off to ride it and happily stand on the foot peg to get on without worrying about it any more.