Rode to work today (beautiful day to do it). Pulled into the parking lot, and dang - the electric center stand doesn't work
! Grumbling, I head into the office, and in between spreadsheets I'm poring over this forum to look at what could be wrong. Started with looking at a new system from BMW - $1000 for the part. Um, no. Then I see a terrific write up on re-building, and I'm sold, but it seems like a fair bit of work, so I'm disappointed about this all day (actually my birthday today too, although my colleagues made it awesome....).
Towards the end of the day I spot a post that comments on "BMW seems to think that if it's in gear, the side stand is down or the brakes are on that you can't put it on the center stand". Uh oh - coz I was on a slight hill I think I might of had the the brakes on - surely I wasn't THAT stupid. I must check that when I leave the office.
Well, let's just say, if you have a center stand, it won't go down if you're holding the brake, the side stand is down or it's in gear - yeah, I knew that.....
Ranks right up there when my Honda VTX1800 was new to me - danged thing would stall when putting it in gear, but of course the side stand was down.... That stuff never happened in the 80's!!
Now off to dinner to celebrate not having to rebuild that thing!