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Old 01-26-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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1150gs how to remove center stand (instructions needed)

Hello All,
Whenever I search for it, all I get is a server error. I want to remove the center stand and install the longer adventure type. Anyone has instructions on it.
Thanks for your help on any related information,
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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First up before you remove it, figure out how you are going disconnect the springs, which is a whole lot easier than the reconnecting them. I have done it, ended up using a 8:1 block and tackle set.

Also, why?
unless you have put longer shocks on, if you put a higher center stand on, it will rock around like crazy. If you put a longer side stand on as well, again with out longer shocks, it will be so vertical that it would be quite unstable.

I got some wilbers made up for me that are 10mm longer than standard, 10mm shorter than adventure length. I have the standard centerstand. Bike sits on center stand just fine with both wheels on the ground as well. If I need to, I just have a block of wood that put under the center stand to give that extra bit of height.

I have the 1150GS BMW manual right here with me but don't know how to post a pdf page here so I pm'd you.

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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First up before you remove it, figure out how you are going disconnect the springs, which is a whole lot easier than the reconnecting them. I have done it, ended up using a 8:1 block and tackle set.

Also, why?
unless you have put longer shocks on, if you put a higher center stand on, it will rock around like crazy. If you put a longer side stand on as well, again with out longer shocks, it will be so vertical that it would be quite unstable.

I got some wilbers made up for me that are 10mm longer than standard, 10mm shorter than adventure length. I have the standard centerstand. Bike sits on center stand just fine with both wheels on the ground as well. If I need to, I just have a block of wood that put under the center stand to give that extra bit of height.

I have the 1150GS BMW manual right here with me but don't know how to post a pdf page here so I pm'd you.

Hay Ewe

Its not easy, but a washer over the hooks and levered it around with a big "Mole" wrench it is a bit of a bitch as you say, removal of the stand is easy the two screws come out to reveal two 10mm allen head sleeves that carry the stand
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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I used some wire like the kind used to tie rebar together and made a loop about an inch long and then a 12" long hardened punch about 1/8 diameter at the tip. Hook the loop under the end of the spring, use the punch to lever it off. You might need to make another loop until you get the length just right. After that it's just some screws.
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:35 AM   #5
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I have done this on my RT, not to change it, but to clean and re-lube it all, on the inside. The issue was that it would not retract to the up position, unless helped. That was not a big issue, since I got used to it, but it would have been nice if it worked by itself.

I use a set of pliers that made a small rounding ( ) in the front side (I also use it for taking off the TB clamps on 1200 bikes) and it works perfectly every time.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #6
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I hope the pictures work. I finally got it done, the picture attachment and the center stand replacement.
Basically, there are 2 little bolts that block the access to the real bolt/piston/shafts.
1. I put the bike on the side stand.
2. remove the springs.
3. remove the 2 little bolts ( #1 in the picture)
4. remove the bolts/pistons/shafts ( #2 in the picture)
If one is not coming out, try putting the other back in, and remove the stubborn one.
They are holding each other and the if you add some lubricant, they would come out.
5. reverse the process, and good luck putting the spring back on.
(after few cuts, bruises, a missing piece of a finger, the springs is on and working)
The second picture shows that the small spring should be on the outside.

Thanks for the pdf Hay Ewe :)
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:54 AM   #7
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Spring tool

Guys I have used this automotive brake tool - this one happens to be from Sears - to quickly remove and re-install the center stand spring.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sh...FYpFMgodxAkAfA

Use the black end on the handle to remove (use a twist motion) and the opposite handle with the divit to "cradle" the boss and pry the springs back on. This is a 30 second job once you do it once. Hope this helps
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