Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Hydraulic Center Stand Fails 2x
About a month ago the hydraulic center stand on my '05 pissed all over my garage floor. I called the dealer and inquired about having it replaced/repaired. I was informed that it's not re-buildable and they would order the parts necessary to fix the problem. Well, it took over two weeks for them to call back and tell me they had received the parts. At that point life is good and all is working well. Unfortunately, yesterday, approximately two weeks after the repair, that bugger once again decided to relieve itself on the pavement. Called the dealer again and was told, "Yea, we've had several of those fail shortly after installation. We'll order another and call when it comes in". Wondering if anyone else has had premature failure or is it strictly a function of my robust body being lifted by the hydraulics?
So, I've read several threads about folks wanting to convert their pre '05s to the new center stand. My current thoughts are, Gee- I wonder if I can remove the hydraulics and convert back to the old manual stand!
North East Florida
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