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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2010, 7:18 pm Thread Starter
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new memebr - need main stand

I have a 05 k1220s with 6k miles. Just changed the oil It didn't come with a center stand and would like to install. I understand you need to cut the lower fairing for fitment but threads say it looks fine. Where is the best place to get one?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2010, 8:34 pm
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You can order it at any dealer, in person or online from many. It is the same stand for the 1200S or 1300S. Mine came with instructions and materials not yet updated for the 1300, but it is the same. The cutting is easy with a fine toothed jigsaw or coping saw by hand. The belly pan has the cutout lines molded in for you to follow. Back on Nov 9, 09 there was a thread on this and one poster noted that the ratcheting strap made it a snap to mount. I did not have one and had to manhandle the double spring, so, get one. I have a front stand and with the center stand will be able to pull both wheels and go to my buddies to remove old and mount new tires.

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'00 K1200RS >135,000 mi, '09 K1300S sold @ 22,232 mi
'93 K1100RS traded up @ 78,000 mi, '85 K100RS sold @44,000 mi, Kawi 650 track bike - sold

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Was the center stand optional on these bikes? My buddy just bought an '07, and it has no center stand. The lower cowl goes back almost to the back tire...
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Yes, it was an option. I ordered mine at the dealer when I arranged my purchase. Received it in a box with the boxes of luggage/racks, etc and did all the install myself. There are lots of DIY posts on the install on this and other forums. You do need a means of cutting out a section of the belly pan. It has lines in it that you follow, inside, with a sabre saw or such. Since one of the cut lines is along the inside slope change (side goes up on left) it can be touchy using a standard hand held electric jigsaw. But the cut line is out of sight so you can cut with a hand coping saw and if you are not real straight, nobody will ever see.

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'00 K1200RS >135,000 mi, '09 K1300S sold @ 22,232 mi
'93 K1100RS traded up @ 78,000 mi, '85 K100RS sold @44,000 mi, Kawi 650 track bike - sold

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 2012, 12:51 pm
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You definitely need to make the cuts with a handsaw. The directions advise you to use a 'compass saw' which I always knew as a keyhole saw. I used a coping saw, and it worked, very well. You do need to take your time, as it is easy to get off track, even with the raised guides that BMW has on the lower fairings. The bike looks great, even with the center stand installed. The black center stand takes the place of the removed fairing, and tricks the eye into thinking that the fairing still extends all the way to the rear wheel. I purchased a second hand (un-altered) fairing, in case I ever want to remove the center stand. I also had to use the recommended ratchet strap method, to install the stand. You can *almost* get it, with brute force, but the final bolt was just too difficult to get lined up and through the holes. The install took me around 1.5 hrs, and that was taking my time.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 25th, 2012, 12:33 am
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Get the dealer to do it if concerned.

I had mine retrofitted by the local dealer for piece of mind. 1 hours labour so all up around $300 Aussie sheckles. I am very happy with the result and no issues getting the bike up or down from the centre stand.

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