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Old 10-04-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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800GS, Hepco Becker?

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Anyone else got hepco becker panniers and a BMW center stand on their 800GS?
I just noticed that the center stand hits against the pannier racks on the left side, where the rack joins to the rear footpeg, this stops the stand from going all the way up.
I can just grind a little off the rack bracket, but i am wondering if i have mounted them incorrectly, i can't see any other way to put this mount.

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Old 10-04-2009, 07:47 PM   #2
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Had what sounds like the same issue as the rubber grommet serving to cushion the centrestand's contact with the frame got a little compressed.

I pulled out the rubber grommet, inserted 1-2 washers (I can't remember how many) and reinserted the rubber grommet. Voila, the centerstand now rests further from the rear passenger peg mount when the centerstand is up.

Of course, not a single thing I wrote may apply - in which case, please ignore.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will see if it helps.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:28 AM   #4
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I have not had any passenger peg issues with the HP center stand, but it does rub the swing arm when the suspension is unloaded. The grommet is to small. Also the HP stand takes a lot of effort to get down. I am switching to the OEM stand.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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Hi
Anyone else got hepco becker panniers and a BMW center stand on their 800GS?
I just noticed that the center stand hits against the pannier racks on the left side, where the rack joins to the rear footpeg, this stops the stand from going all the way up.
I can just grind a little off the rack bracket, but i am wondering if i have mounted them incorrectly, i can't see any other way to put this mount.

Thanks
Michael
Which Panniers? I have the gobi set and no problems with the EOM center stand. I'm using the "lock it" rack system
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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Which Panniers? I have the gobi set and no problems with the EOM center stand. I'm using the "lock it" rack system
Yes I have the same Gobi "lock it" and the left side of the OEM (BMW) center stand hits the bracket that is mounted on the rear footpeg. This stops the stand from going all the way up and it makes a knocking sound on rough roads.

As you know the left side of the stand is a bit longer as it is the side you stand on to use the stand.

I will have to check the rubber grommet.

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Old 10-06-2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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Old 10-06-2009, 02:27 PM   #8
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Mine is quite different to that, it has a square part of flat metal where it joins to the footpeg.
I am at work now but will try to post a photo when i get back home.

Maddaddy, any chance you can post a photo with the footpeg down, so i can see it a little better?
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:28 PM   #9
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Here is a photo of mine. Looks to me like the racks are mounted wrong, will have to have a look at it.
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I had the HB rack and didn't like the mechano set way it attached to the footpegs. It also made taking the seat off and on a pain as it raised the grab handle. Couldn't use my Touratech rear mount as the tab under the grab rail tilted everything. Replaced it with the SW Motech rack which also is removable with a similar system of 1/4 turn fasteners. Much more solid. Same price.
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:01 AM   #11
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Here is a photo of mine. Looks to me like the racks are mounted wrong, will have to have a look at it.
Swap the right and left side passenger peg mounting tabs, I think that should do it based on what I can see.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:47 PM   #12
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Another problemo I'm having is the rack slightly touches the muffler...maybe by a hair.... Is this normal? Is this ok? I checked the spacer and I'm pretty sure I installed things correctly....
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Eeww... Vibration over time will rub a hole in one of those...
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #13
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Eeww... Vibration over time will rub a hole in one of those...
Arghhh...you have no idea the nightmare it has been to install my luggage setup. (Long story.)

Hopefully someone with the HB racks can chime in here.
I have the HB racks and the Caribou top case rack. I have removed the grab rails. I might try to get some more clearance between the bar and the exhaust by putting an additional washer/spacer to raise the topmost mount point (near the top rack).

Any ideas?
I do see daylight, buy just by a hair though. Loaded up with luggage it may touch, and once I cross the streams...total protonic reversal.



EDIT: roger at caribou said that bmw exhausts can vary as much as 1" in either direction. maybe i got a gimpy one.....

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:11 AM   #14
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Hmmmm.....I really don't see how I can change the rack setup.
Is there an easy way to slightly lower the exhaust?
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:09 AM   #15
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There is more room between my H&Bs and the muffler. They dont touch, even under heavy load.
Still I really dont understand the design of the rack. There is a brace that is supposed to reinforce the structure right at the most narrow spot. And that brace gave me a dent in my muffler when i dropped the bike in a switchback.
All a little tight.


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Hmmmm.....I really don't see how I can change the rack setup. Is there an easy way to slightly lower the exhaust?
Any way to return them? Maybe the middle arm was welded slightly wrong?
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