Originally Posted by Mad Flyer
Found a centerstand from a '99 GS and when I compared them decided to go with the late model. A much better design. Same size holes on top,a little taller. I already started to widen it to the same width as the stock stand. I will get pics and explain better.
Kind of a major project... widened, shortened, added top stop tabs, re-positioned, reinforced, and lengthened lift lever, added spring mounts, added square plate washers to bottom posts. Some mig, mostly tig. Grind, check fit, grind, etc... New bushings with extra bronze washers packed in high pressure grease at mounts with new longer s.s. bolts and new s.s. nyloc nuts. Installed springs.
Result. Was it worth it??? YES!!! With the lengthened lift lever, (about an inch), the 1990 GS-PD comes up easier than a new one. No lifting. Just step on it. It's very sure footed with the large washers on the bottom. Solid and strong.
I wish I could load the photos. Tried to drag and drop. Don't know...