Originally Posted by DaveBall
Follow what ME109 did in that thread. That is the best fix you can do. It is cheaper that buying a new stand and it works perfectly.
Thanks for the link. After examining the centerstand, it looks like the previous owner had someone weld up the ends and whoever did it butchered it. I guess it can be re-welded. I still don't get why it's so hard to get up on the stand. The bushings and pivot hole are perfect. I can see now why the stand goes too far forward, and why it's so hard to get off the stand - but not why it's do hard to lift.
Can a different year stand be fitted. Or am I stuck with this one?