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Old 01-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #1
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R60/6 Centre Stand question

Hi Folks, I'm in need of help again which isn't readily available here in Turkey

I have decided to fit a centre stand to my R60/6. The stand looks like this



The problem I'm having is trying to locate where the springs for the centre stand attach to the bike frame. I can't see any hooks on the frame. Or is there a separate part which attaches to the frame from which the springs hang?

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Hi Folks, I'm in need of help again which isn't readily available here in Turkey

I have decided to fit a centre stand to my R60/6. The stand looks like this



The problem I'm having is trying to locate where the springs for the centre stand attach to the bike frame. I can't see any hooks on the frame. Or is there a separate part which attaches to the frame from which the springs hang?

Thank you in anticipation

DickyB
Parts no 6 and 3 in your diagram are the spring hangers, they fit between the frame and the engine on the front engine mount rod.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:50 AM   #3
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Parts no 6 and 3 in your diagram are the spring hangers, they fit between the frame and the engine on the front engine mount rod.

Wow, chasbmw. That was quick. Thank you very much.

So I've had a look at the bike and parts no 6 and 3 of course aren't present on the bike

I must admit that I am having trouble imagining how those springs could hold up such a heavy lump of metal from such a forward position. I've done a google Image search to try and find a pic of one fitted and my Boxer manual doesn't show one either. I wonder if anybody could post up a pic or a link to a pic so that I could see what I am meant to be looking at.

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:19 AM   #4
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On part 3 you can just see the hole that the spring clips into.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:20 AM   #5
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Try Motorworks in the UK, they will have all of the parts you need, either new or secondhand.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:33 AM   #6
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Thanks Charles. The penny has dropped. Checked Motorworks and they have got the bits. Thank you

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:29 AM   #7
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:57 AM   #8
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Charles you are a star. Got it now and also got the front spring fixing points on the frame. A picture paints..................

Thanks for taking the time

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:11 AM   #9
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R60/6 Centre Stand Question

Dicky: I am sure that something like the following has been posted elsewhere.

After you have installed your eyelets, bolt on the centre stand. Put the bike on the centre stand. Feed one of the springs through its eyelet. Then get a zip tie or two and make a closed loop. Hook one looped zip tie over the non attached end of the spring and pull it over the notched pin on the centre stand. Repeat for the other spring. If the spring is really strong, you can make a loop big enough to take a small piece of wood to use as a lever. I did not need to do so. A few nights ago, I did initially try perform this procedure with the bike on its side stand, having secured the centre stand in the position it would be in while riding. Didnt work for me - couldnt stretch the spring far enough - and after an hour or so of cursing, I saw the light and put the bike on the centre stand. Less the five minutes later, the job was done.

BTW, love your photos and reports. As I write this, I am looking through my kitchen window at several inches of freshly fallen snow. I will be that your view is quite different.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:45 AM   #10
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Hi Radmeister,

Thank you for your kind and wise words. I'd have just banged away, gradually getting angrier with the more skin I shed from my knuckles

Not that good a day today. Got Jasper worried






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