Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Titusville, FL, USA
Ye Olde Center Stand Issue
I have a 2008 K1200GT. My center stand has NOT broken, but after looking at all the problems folks have had on here, and taking a long look at the stand itself, I think it very well might.
So, I could remove it, weld braces, etc, but I was considering replacing the part with a later-model K1300GT part, particularly after looking at a K1300 stand in the (somewhat) local showroom. Much better 2nd generation version.
Now, I now folks have talked about that on here, but I was going to order the part from the dealer and have them do the replacement while I have other service done.
Has anybody done it? Is it a direct swap out? Does the dealer need to order any additional parts to make it work (new pad, spring, etc.)?
It's not cheap, but I'd really like to have one less thing to worry about. I'll probably get my Dad to weld me up some braces on the original one (as I've seen other examples on here) and keep it as a "spare". But right now, I'm looking for a quick fix.
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