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Old Oct 3rd, 2011, 10:38 am
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Electric center stand K1200LT

Anyone knows where I can find or anyone want to sale a used electric center stand for my 2000 BMW K1200LT, E-mail me at (Ligameccorp98@msn.com)

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Old Oct 3rd, 2011, 9:58 pm
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

Marcos,

The center stand for your year was only manual, no power. The power center stand was added in 2005 and with all the electrical work you would have to do to upgrade to your bike it would be simpler to buy a 2005 than try to change yours.
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 5:38 am
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

I do believe that folks have retro-fitted electric centerstands to older bikes.
Try communicating with the trike conversion companies to hook you up with an electric centerstand. Or, there is always Beemer Boneyard, forum want ads, or e-bay.
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 6:38 am
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 6:43 am
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

If you can simply swap an electric for a manual it would be an easy task but you would loose the safety aspect of an interlock system. You can add an interlock by having two switches. One to cut the power to the control relay and a second (push button) to supply a ground for the relay coil.

+12V from battery to a on/off switch to 30 on the relay, jump 30 to 86 on the relay, 87 to the CS motor, wire from 85 to a push button switch, other side of push button to ground.

You need to cut the power when not using, it would really suck if the stand deployed while moving.

or....
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Old Oct 4th, 2011, 11:56 am
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

Center stand retrofit has been done, search on 'retrofit center stand' you'll find a few threads some with good pictures like this one ....

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...it+centerstand
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Old Oct 6th, 2011, 8:19 am
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Old Oct 6th, 2011, 5:17 pm
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

You might also check the failure rate for the power center stand before making a conversion. There are several threads addressing this. I don't know anyone with an 05 or later with any kind of miles on it that has not had it replaced at least once if not several times.(Hopefully while still under warranty.) They are not especially robust. It's a nice idea but you've probably noticed they are no longer an option with the K1600.
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Old Oct 6th, 2011, 10:50 pm
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

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I don't know anyone with an 05 or later with any kind of miles on it that has not had it replaced at least once if not several times.
Its more a case of rebuilding, rather than replacing, and this is now pretty well documented. We also found a supplier for the starter motor that drives it, making it less of an issue all round. Its nice to have the EHCS (and its a cool party trick that still sucks 'em in!)
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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 8:17 pm
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I read BMWLT had an article on rebuilding the electric center stand (EHCS). Know where I can find the article? Info on the electric motor supplier? Mine just quit this weekend on a ride through the Smokies.

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Old Oct 9th, 2011, 8:54 pm
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

Joe's original article with updated notes about oil amounts
http://www.bmwlt.com/files/displayim...album=15&pos=7

Ari's pics and descriptions
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...highlight=EHCS

My video on how to quickly remove the EHCS, without disturbing the tupperware
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey7siMk-XSs

Bighoppers thread about fixing a cracked EHCS case
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46384

The replacement starter motor, just US$37.95
http://emsglobaldirect.com/p-820-hs-50n.aspx
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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 6:29 am
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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

Hi CWS and others.

I just wanted to thank you guys for the very useful and extremely detailed information.

The motor was so cheap that I have ordered two (one for me and one for another k1200lt rider).

You all gave me confidence to take my unit from the bike when it stopped working (2006 k1200lt 26500 miles), take it apart and try to find out why.

The only fault found was corrosion on the earth brush screw in the motor and now I have the unit working perfectly on the bench.

My only final reservation is some fairly heavy corrosion on the exposed actuator rod but as far as I can tell it is not leaking now so will put it back in the bike and hope. Does anyone know of a source for a replacement rod?
Any help would be gratefully received

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Re: Electric center stand K1200LT

I would at least clean up the rod with some emery paper to make it as smooth as possible. Will help the seals last. No source yet but I guess I need to get the dimentions and hit my friendly machine shop up for a replacement cost.
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