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Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

Is there a reason or solution why i always get stuck with the big stand on the road while maneuvring country road corners.

I was thinking going over to the R1200RT or the K1200GT because of that.

if someone can give ma some info about those 2 bikes...
Feel free 2 put your positive and negative experienced comments about those bikes.

Grtz Patrick Ypres Belgium

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post #2 of 11 Old Jan 28th, 2010, 8:24 am
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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

OK, I'll take a stab...

Are you talking about the center stand dragging in curves?

If so, your shocks are probably worn out.

Before replacing them make sure your shock pre-load adjuster reservoir is filled with enough fluid - this is easy to do and will help to raise the rear of the LT to the designed level. The exact cause of the fluid loss is a mystery, but it is believed to be due to the line expanding over time.

http://seatrider.org/techntips/rear%...%20preload.htm

Perhaps Zippy can help here with some French translation for our Belgian friend...


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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

Patrick,

If your stock K1200LT's shock absorbers are worn they may be allowing more movement and that would cause the center stand to scrape first.

Also you may be able to adjust the preload adjuster under the rider's seat to firm the rear shock absorber.

I'm sure others will chime in with reviews of the other BMW's but you can fix this if you want to keep the LT.

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Patrick,

If your stock K1200LT's shock absorbers are worn they may be allowing more movement and that would cause the center stand to scrape first.

Also you may be able to adjust the preload adjuster under the rider's seat to firm the rear shock absorber.

I'm sure others will chime in with reviews of the other BMW's but you can fix this if you want to keep the LT.

Good luck.

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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

Star*, these folks know of what they speak. I was draggin' my centerstand until I took the "refill the preload adjustment" cure. It only takes about 10-20cc and what a difference! The thing was wallowing around like a cow, especially with my 250 lb son on the back! No more!

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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

In addition to the above-mentioned suggestions you can also cut off a portion of the rubber bumper for the center stand undwerneath the bike. This will give you a little more clearance as well.
What is the year and mileage on your LT?

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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

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In addition to the above-mentioned suggestions you can also cut off a portion of the rubber bumper for the center stand undwerneath the bike. This will give you a little more clearance as well.
What is the year and mileage on your LT?


THX Already done that
Anyway...a big thank you 4 your suggestion.

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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

THX 4 your replys guys.
And YES it was the Middle Stand
Will try to find that suspension reservoir 4 the need of refill or not.
Now i am only wondering were the hell i can find it hihiihi.
I already setted the switch 2 his max and did put another rubber.
Now i hope it can be fixed with only this sollution.
I wouldn't like 2 miss my wonderfull bike

THX GRTZ and Lots of Belgian love guys hihihihi

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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

It's not cheap but the new shock suggestion is your best bet, especially if you upgrade to one of the good aftermarket units. The ride is better and ground clearance is restored. In fact, it can be increased if you order a slightly longer shock.
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Re: Reason-solution 4 big stand isue

After a long search on the net i came on the following link...
And it came from the forum here ;o)
THX 2 the peeps who added it

http://members.cox.net/slartidbartfa.../shock-oil.htm

Lets hope that will be a approvement

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