Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Evansville, WI,
Busted my center stand
I know I've seen this online, probably here too. The part you step down on snapped off yesterday. Dealer is referring me to BMW customer service, so i called and am going to wait to hear from them, the guy who speciallizes in cycles will talk to his boss about it.
Dealer is offering to weld it for $78/hr and should take about an hour he says. I don't know if this is just a weld job or if they reinforce it. There is some way I read about to reinforce or stiffen it up I thought? Anyone refer me to that? I have a brother who would probably do a better weld job than the dealer, he's really good, does it for a living too. Although the dealer has probably done a few so have more experience with this particular job, given this set of circumstances, which would you choose? Brother would probably just take a beer or two sometime for payment, we both help each other out with stuff, me doing mechanical sort of stuff for him once in awhile.
Also does anyone know, if I would get a new center stand, would a new one be improved over a stock 07 center stand?
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