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1Back to top Go down    Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:19 pm

Davep

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Hi All,

I need to replace the centre stand on my 1983 rs, I let this one go as it's from a 1990 and is different. The 83 one has big curves where as this one seems to have feet.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-k100rs-stand-assembly-/332583070819?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=yZg%252FVDMoXc5fG6CfqejU%252FQ%252BG648%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Have I missed a chance here or was I right to let it pass? And if so what other centre stands will fit without too much modification?

Thanks in advance.

Dave


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BMW K100RS 1983 (Main ride)
Suzuki GSX 750 ET 1979 (Needs work)
Kawasaki Zephyr 750 1992 (Needs hiding)
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:21 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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I put a complete K1100 assembly on my 84 K100RT. Straight swap once you have the complete assembly. I struck lucky with a good one off a 16k mile bike and it looked it.

Your linked eBay post is deleted as the item has ended.

Try this one, in Sherlocks where I got mine. Excellent to deal with.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-K100RS-16V-1990-24-259-miles-complete-centre-main-side-prop-stand-assembly/183093266942?hash=item2aa13589fe:g:gKAAAOSwZQRYbRbt

There are others on eBay coming from Germany too.



Last edited by 92KK 84WW Olaf on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:25 pm; edited 1 time in total


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:23 pm

Point-Seven-five

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Yes, you blew it. Those K1100 stands are a direct bolt up to the earlier bricks. Not only are they less likely to rust out and drop your bike, but they are easier to get the bike up onto the stand.

Keep watching, another one will be along sooner or later.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:31 pm

indian036

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Yes, you blew it. Those K1100 stands are a direct bolt up to the earlier bricks. Not only are they less likely to rust out and drop your bike, but they are easier to get the bike up onto the stand.

Keep watching, another one will be along sooner or later.
While they are less likely to rust out and drop your bike, the fact that the feet are much smaller means that if parked on ground rather than concrete/tarmac, and rain softens the ground, the right foot sinks into the ground and drops your bike.

The dent in my tank is the direct result. affraid

Bill


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1985 K100RT VIN 0028991 My original Very Happy (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT VIN 0029036 BOB the Blue Old Bike (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT VIN 0190452 Work in progress
1984 K100RT VIN 0023022 Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT VIN 0090542 Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT VIN 0183046 Work in progress
1993 K75S VIN 0213045 Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

5Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm

Crazy Frog

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Before replacing the stand on my RT, every time I was greasing the splines, I was removing the rubber plugs on the centre stand and filled it with a mixture of hot oil and wax. I never had a problem.
Now I am a bit older and use the sidecar as the centre stand. Believe me, it works!


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1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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You need Kpucks. I keep one in my fairing pocket. Seen it happen too.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:41 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Crazy Frog wrote:Before replacing the stand on my RT, every time I was greasing the splines, I was removing the rubber plugs on the centre stand and filled it with a mixture of hot oil and wax. I never had a problem.
Now I am a bit older and use the sidecar as the centre stand. Believe me, it works!

mmm....tried googling 'K rubber plugs, hot oil and wax' hoping it might throw up something like Sidecar Willie. Doesn't!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:08 pm

Crazy Frog

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I am perfectly aware that oil and rubbers sometimes don't mix well together but...
The cost of 2 rubber plus vs the cost of replacing a fairing and a centre stand is minimal.
These rubber plugs have a tiny little hole in their center and it's imperative to keep it clean (Any accumulated water/moisture will drip from there) This is basically the same as the drip hole for the oil/water pump.


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1986 k75, 1985 K100rt, 1985 K100rt/EML sidecar.
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:45 pm

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Now I finallysee why a Corbin seat has a hollow in the middle.......


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 58,645 now 90,575 miles
1983 K100RS 0011175 Fricka 29,000 miles Damn K Pox
    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:13 pm

MartinW

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Every couple of years or so I remove the bungs and fill my stand with LPS Hard Coat Corrosion Inhibitor and let it sit for a while, then drain into a separate container. Mark the container and just keep on using it for the stand. Esso uses it under the name of LPS 3 offshore in Bass Strait. As far as soft ground I only use the side stand in conjunction with a 5" square galvanized post cap. To aid recovery attach a string to it, pull the string in and ride to a firm spot and stow the cap. The cap is multi purpose, a place to put small parts while working on the bike, ash tray, water dish for your dog, donation container when trying to raise money by singing, finger bowl after chicken wings.
Regards Martin.


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K75s Hybrid
    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:42 pm

JR_K100RS

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Another advantage of the later stand Dave is if you ever decide to fit a wider rear wheel ( from a 16V K100 or a K1100 ) at 4.5x18 inch the later stand will accept it with minor mods whereas the older stand will not

John Re

Melbourne Australia


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Diamond Grey ( 617 ) 1987 K100RS ( European Delivery ) Original owner
    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand on Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:37 am

RicK G

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@Davep wrote:Hi All,

I need to replace the centre stand on my 1983 rs, I let this one go as it's from a 1990 and is different. The 83 one has big curves where as this one seems to have feet.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-k100rs-stand-assembly-/332583070819?ul_noapp=true&nma=true&si=yZg%252FVDMoXc5fG6CfqejU%252FQ%252BG648%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Have I missed a chance here or was I right to let it pass? And if so what other centre stands will fit without too much modification?

Thanks in advance.

Dave
Grab it dave it is a much better stand


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"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." from Mencken's 1919 Prejudices

Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

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