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Old 10-11-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Pissed Another centerstand dead!

Dagnabit!

69,875 miles. Parking in the garage, no bags or cargo....








This is OEM #2. The first one died at 28553 miles (under warranty)


I'm considering the Hepco Becker as a replacement. Any negative comments on that one?
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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I have a used stocker. Pay shipping and it's yours.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:20 AM   #3
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I have a used stocker. Pay shipping and it's yours.
Do tell?

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Old 10-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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Ya, I can see the tubing material wearing out after that many miles. I may just cut, shape and weld an outer piece at the contact area to prevent that.
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Old 10-11-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
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Ya, I can see the tubing material wearing out after that many miles. I may just cut, shape and weld an outer piece at the contact area to prevent that.

I don't weld but that is a good idea. I was thinking about sleaving it with rubber but welding is a better idea.

It is just another design flaw. Lasts just long enough but not the life of the bike. I suspect it's another case of shaving material to save weight in the bottom line.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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Dagnabit!
I'm considering the Hepco Becker as a replacement. Any negative comments on that one?
Have one on my F8GS, only 15K miles on it so far. The only minor quibble with it is the tang (or whatever it's called) to deploy the stand is a bit fiddly to get my toe in on it.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:13 PM   #7
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Have one on my F8GS, only 15K miles on it so far. The only minor quibble with it is the tang (or whatever it's called) to deploy the stand is a bit fiddly to get my toe in on it.

Are you running any bags? If so, interference?
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:18 PM   #8
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The SW Motech would not fail the way yours did. it does not have the curve. See www.twistedthrottle.com By the way, you have almost exactly 10 times the mileage as I do on an 800GS. You got any other tips for us. Dave
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:28 PM   #9
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Have one on my F8GS, only 15K miles on it so far. The only minor quibble with it is the tang (or whatever it's called) to deploy the stand is a bit fiddly to get my toe in on it.
I've got the same problem with the OEM center stand on my 798. Sometimes I can smell the top of my boot getting seared after fishing around for the tang under there.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:34 PM   #10
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With respect to the Hepco & Becker stand, I recently purchased one. Attempted to install myself as it said that you could use simple hand tools to install it. There was no way that I could get the springs to reach. I even tried an old drum brake spring puller to get them to reach. I beat the hell out of the center stand in the process and finally sent info about the spring length, etc to the seller who then forwarded the info on to H&B.

Still awaiting an answer. I am hoping that I was sent the wrong springs. Otherwise, I would expect you need to possess inhuman strength to install. Instructions included were no help with respect to order of installation or tips on how to get the springs connected.

Your results may vary, of course, but thats my $.02.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
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The SW Motech would not fail the way yours did. it does not have the curve. See www.twistedthrottle.com By the way, you have almost exactly 10 times the mileage as I do on an 800GS. You got any other tips for us. Dave

Well SW Motech is moving up the list.

As to tips, no. My technique appears to have no patent and is common for this crowd: ride, repair, repeat.

It ain't perfect and I don't mind (much ) I love riding this thing!
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #12
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... There was no way that I could get the springs to reach...finally sent info about the spring length, etc to the seller who then forwarded the info on to H&B.

Still awaiting an answer....
Well that's painful. When you get the answer post back. It may influence my purchase.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:39 PM   #13
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Looking at these two stands, the HB appears to be half the tang and angled compared to the SW Motech. I would think the HB would be easier to lauch.

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Old 10-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #14
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I prop my bike up on the SW centerstand barefooted. No shit.
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:51 PM   #15
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Attempted to install myself as it said that you could use simple hand tools to install it. There was no way that I could get the springs to reach.

An old trick is to bend the spring one way and insert a penny into the gap created by the bending. Then bend the spring the other way and insert another penny. Now the spring is a little bit longer. Keep doing this until the spring is long enough to attach to the centerstand when it is up. Then push the stand down and let the pennys fall out.
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