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Centerstand Stops Bending???

I was talking with my dealer, and they have recently noticed several GT owners coming in with bent centerstand stops. They have reported this back to BMW and are replacing the stop brackets with new ones under warranty.

Has anyone had a problem with the centerstand stops bending out?

Having looked at a bent one, I can see how easily it can happen. I also can immediately see how BMW can fix them in the future by welding a bigger piece of metal for the stop.


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Jeff,

How do you recognize this? Is it the stop the stand reaches when the bike is put on the centerstand?

The GT I currently have as a loan is hard to get off the centerstand when seated. There's no problem when I stand next to the bike.

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Jeff,

How do you recognize this? Is it the stop the stand reaches when the bike is put on the centerstand?

The GT I currently have as a loan is hard to get off the centerstand when seated. There's no problem when I stand next to the bike.
They are the stops when the bike is ON the center stand. It should be obvious if they are bent. The welded metal stops would be pushed outward.


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Yeah, must be a lemon. Better sell it quick before others find out. I'll make you a fair offer.
Who needs a freakin' centerstand for the next-generation engine anyway?!?!?

It's not like it's the mosquito fogging flying brick anymore. LOL!!!!!


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They are the stops when the bike is ON the center stand. It should be obvious if they are bent. The welded metal stops would be pushed outward.
Ok, clear. Stops on the GT are fine.

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Why use it? Why not take it off and throw it away? Less weight, go faster. Maybe 0-60 in 3.0 rather than 3.1 Seconds. We can give our centerstands to GS owners and they can make headlight grills out of them.

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It does make changing the tires easier!
Not that there's anything wrong with that!

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