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1Back to top Go down    Centre stand replacement on Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:31 pm

Davep

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Hi All,

I posted this a few weeks back asking if it was a suitable replacement.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-k100rs-stand-assembly/332594543777?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055359.m1431.l2649

By the time I got back on to Ebay it had finished, but as luck would have it, it's back.

So, I've started bidding as I need a centre stand, just wanted to ask the collective wisdom if there is anything I should do to try and increase the life span? It's used but doesn't look like it's falling apart. Thinking about strengthening it in some way but not sure if that's necessary.

Any advice, as always, greatly received.

Dave


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2Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 pm

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strengthening not necessary dave

a good choice to fit , just check the pivot bushes before fitting up , some even had a grease nipple , and or a place to install them
foot lift is longer than the k100 early versions as well

good luck

if I had the funds at the moment I would be bidding as well ...giggle ...but hope you win


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:16 pm

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Buy the damn thing. You will be glad you did.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:54 pm

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@Point-Seven-five wrote:Buy the damn thing. You will be glad you did.

I am, I am, there's no buy it now so having to wait until the end of the auction, but I'm the only bidder at the moment! I just need a bit of patience... bounce


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:28 pm

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@Davep wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:Buy the damn thing. You will be glad you did.
I just need a bit of patience... bounce
That is one gnarly piece of oxidized industrial art missing springs, safety switch (optional) and paint. It might need a few other items. Charlie could make it shine though but if I were on the hunt, I'd keep hunting. That's only because I like being out of the shop and on the bike. There's a nice one beneath it for only 16x your bid. Laughing


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6Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:06 am

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@Laitch wrote:
@Davep wrote:
@Point-Seven-five wrote:Buy the damn thing. You will be glad you did.
I just need a bit of patience... bounce
That is one gnarly piece of oxidized industrial art missing springs, safety switch (optional) and paint. It might need a few other items. Charlie could make it shine though but if I were on the hunt, I'd keep hunting. That's only because I like being out of the shop and on the bike. There's a nice one beneath it for only 16x your bid. Laughing

Laitch, It was one of the legs that snapped off my old one from about half way up, I therefore have all the fixings and fittings including springs, bushes etc. Might just give it a good clean up and a quick spray with a rattle can, don't want to eat in to my petrol money!! Very Happy

Bit I will keep looking at others and have a look at the one you mentioned, thanks for the heads up!

Dave


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:01 am

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To stop the stand from rusting out you need to remove the bungs fill with LPS 3 or Fisholene. Leave it soak for a few hours then empty. To be extra sure after it dries repeat. You can reuse the used liquid to redo the stand every couple of years.
Regards Martin.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:42 am

Dai

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My guess is that the donor bike has relatively high mileage (either that, or it lived out in the rain). The feet are a bit thin; I'd weld a couple of 2mm plates to them.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:52 am

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Dai, It did cross my mind when I posted it that I am just advertising to all the people who would think about buying it. Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes but I trust you lot

I know a chap who can pop sleeves on it and a bit extra on the feet, I think for the price its worth buying even if it's just a template to build a new one!


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10Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:55 am

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Hi Dave
I've got that item on my watch list - I was going to bid so's I could pop it under the bench for the next project, it's really cheap at the mo.

Thing is, if you only need the actual 'U' centre stand, I only need the mounting frame and the sidestand. I'd be happy to send you the 'U' that I don't need for free?

chris


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11Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:21 am

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Hi Chris,

The leg snapped on the stand so the only bit I really need is this bit. If that's the bit you don't need then I'm happy to go with your offer, it makes my life easier. Let me know. Dave


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12Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:10 am

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The Ebay stand is from a 4V and have grease nipples,
also the bushings have o-ring grease retainers....so the bushings should
follow the stand, but you probably need new o-rings.

Loctite is used on the mounting screws, use heat.


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EDIT:
I now see that it's a -83 model you have......then you need the complete unit.

Models before May -84 have a different bracket, stand and bushings...
and these parts isn't interchangeable.


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13Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:46 pm

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Cheers for the info Inge.

Based on that, I'd suggest you bid for the whole unit (I won't) and if you get it and find that the centrestand won't fit your mounting bracket, then it's a good call and you're good to go.
On the other hand, if the ebay centrestand does fit your mounting bracket (I think it will, but I'd rather defer to Inge's detailed knowledge) then maybe you could sell me the 'spare' ebay mounting bracket and sidestand if you're happy to do that.
It's no biggie, I'm not stuck for a stand at all - unlike you!
cheers
chris


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14Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:13 pm

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Thanks for the advice Inge!

Chris, No problem, I'll have a look to see if it can be swapped out, either way, I'll either have the mount from this one or the old one I take off which you are welcome to. I'll let you know which I end with on the bench and if you like can post it up to you.

Cheers

Dave


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:39 pm

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mount off the straight leg type is desirable as it has a slightly different angle of the sidestand bracket

just a heads up


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16Back to top Go down    Re: Centre stand replacement on Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:34 pm

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The difference between the very early stand/bracket is the diameter of the
bushings, the very early ones have much smaller diameter.
Then it's obvious with the stands, and the bushings is supported in a recess
in the bracket.......that's why the parts isn't interchangeable.

But this very early stands was even more prone to breaking than the next
generation, so it could be that yours allready have been changed out.

The difference to look for:
The very early bracket is rectangular, the later is shaped like a U.
The later stand have a sleeve welded to the top of the legs,
on the very early one the tubes is just pressed flat on the top of the legs.
The very early bushings have a collar on the outer end, the later ones
have a seeger ring on the outer end.


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