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Center stand broke off

I've had my 03 k1200gt for a little over a year now. Love the bike. About two weeks ago I crossed a rough rail road track and my center stand caught on the track and broke off at the studs. I'm planning to weld it back on. Has anyone had this issue that may have some advice for this fix? I'm a little concerned about heat damaging seals.
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I've had my 03 k1200gt for a little over a year now. Love the bike. About two weeks ago I crossed a rough rail road track and my center stand caught on the track and broke off at the studs. I'm planning to weld it back on. Has anyone had this issue that may have some advice for this fix? I'm a little concerned about heat damaging seals.
I would
disconnect batt(yes know you know
Tack the thing both end
remove it and clamp the thing and prep it out(vee) and weld it on bench
bearing in mind I have never see the stand
But weld prep is critical
If you get out some pics and email me I,ll advise on weld prep
If you can braze(bronze weld) then that is a good way too, but never in place,

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I've had my 03 k1200gt for a little over a year now. Love the bike. About two weeks ago I crossed a rough rail road track and my center stand caught on the track and broke off at the studs. I'm planning to weld it back on. Has anyone had this issue that may have some advice for this fix? I'm a little concerned about heat damaging seals.
Bending, cutting, welding and painting the stand is the easy part....
WHAT IS CRITICAL is to carefully inspect the transmission bottom 4 legs (2 left side and 2 on the right). The center-stand bolts directly into the transmission case via these 4 legs in the casting.

You can also find a used center-stand from a trustable source like BeemerBoneyard (http://www.beemerboneyard.com/cest.html) and a few more are for sale on Ebay.
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Sailor is absolutely right.

When I tore down my bike I had the tranny turned upside down on the bench and was amazed how much corrosion had started around those hollow stand supports.

I am not sure if Stuart44 is familiar with the K bike stand fixings, but the lugs on the tranni are auminium and if these are damaged or cracked, they would have to be TIG arc welded, whilst checking the rest of the tranny underside casing for cracks or damage. The OP may not have TIG welding kit and should not attempt 'brazing' the ali parts. Even though I have my own TIG kit, I do not use it enough to be highly skilled and this is one welding job I would pass over to a skilled TIG welder. Welders do not like welding upside down either, as these are the most difficult.

I would suggesting looking at the hollow ali supports and beefing them up. It may be possible to take some ali bar drilled the OD of the supports, slip that over and weld to create a solid mounting points to the tranni case for the stand. However, if the OP hit the rail lines again, he would probably total the tranny casing!

Remember the cost of repairing a fallen K bike could be horrendous and this is one repair that must be done right first time.



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Welded center stand on

I had a friend (pro welder) weld the stand back on today. I drained the gear oil and removed all the plastic, exhaust and foot pegs, etc.. Did plenty of prep. Used a dremmel to remove the coating on the casing. We tacked them on while on the lift table but had trouble getting to the inside welds. After tacking them in place we beveled the remaining cracks with the dremmel and a rotary file bit. Ended up rolling the bike off the stand and laying it on each side on a foam snow sled to get to the inside welds. This worked perfect. Had him beef up the welds so it ain't real pretty but it is holding well. Got the bike on the center stand now. Got to put fluid in it tomorrow and check all the seals. I don't expect any problems. Think I'll replace the air and fuel filter while I have it apart. Didn't realize I had to remove the fuel tank to change the air filter. Thanks for all the advice. I think I'm going to like this site.
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I had a friend (pro welder) weld the stand back on today. I drained the gear oil and removed all the plastic, exhaust and foot pegs, etc.. Did plenty of prep. Used a dremmel to remove the coating on the casing. We tacked them on while on the lift table but had trouble getting to the inside welds. After tacking them in place we beveled the remaining cracks with the dremmel and a rotary file bit. Ended up rolling the bike off the stand and laying it on each side on a foam snow sled to get to the inside welds. This worked perfect. Had him beef up the welds so it ain't real pretty but it is holding well. Got the bike on the center stand now. Got to put fluid in it tomorrow and check all the seals. I don't expect any problems. Think I'll replace the air and fuel filter while I have it apart. Didn't realize I had to remove the fuel tank to change the air filter. Thanks for all the advice. I think I'm going to like this site.
Thanks for the update on this.
I am sure many here would really appreciate pictures BEFORE and AFTER the job.

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THANK you all very much for you input to my post, very polite of you
goodbye

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