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post #1 of 19 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 11:30 am Thread Starter
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Retrofitting an 02 LT with a pwer center stand

I hope the information in the attached word document is of interest to those who may want to go with "new parts" when installing a power center stand on their LT.
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post #2 of 19 Old Mar 16th, 2006, 2:55 pm
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Thanks for the info.... I have an 03' and really wish it had the auto center stand... How long did the actuall install take.??

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About an hour for off with the old and another hour on with the new. I spent quite a bit of time planning the project before starting so it would go as smoothly as possible.

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Any photos?
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What was the approximate cost of materials for the project?
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Answers to last two questions

1. No photos, easy to figure out where parts go after as you take off old ones.

2. Exact costs are listed in word document.

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Outstanding info Lexlan. As one who wished for a power stand retro install on my 02, I thank you!

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Lexlan,
I'm wondering how you take the bike off the centerstand. Do you push off or do you cycle the unit again to raise the centerstand slowley?
Do you use a toggle switch or a push button?
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There's a centerstand for sale on eBay guys. 'Buy it Now' is $1K. Good luck.
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Just push it forward like any other bike.

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Lexlan, Is the muffler an issue? I am finishing rebuilding a 2005 an was told that I had to get a muffler from a 2005 'cause the 04 down are too big (the bulge under the bike) and the bigger electro-hydraulic centerstand could not fit? It does not seem to be a problem here??
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for this onfo Lexlan. I'd like to do this project on my '04 LT. Bad back making it known that getting the beast up on the centre stand is painful. Now, lets start looking for the bits & pieces........

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Muffler was not an issue, everything new that I added bolts right back into place where the old parts were, no modifications needed.

I used a heavy duty toggle switch rated 30 amp and used a safety cover over it to ensure no accidental activation by me or other curious minds. The safety cover is like those used on race cars. Go here to view the safety cover: http://www.delcity.net/delcity/servl...id=4814&page=1

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I have put a power centerstand on my 2002 LT. I bought the unit on ebay for around $700. I put 2 switches: one is hidden under right side of driver seat, and a second one on handlebar. Both switches came from Advance Autoparts and cost $3-4 a piece. They also incorporate a small led light (green). In order to use the centerstand a hidden switch must be on first - than the handlebar switch is activated. That way I cannot accidentally turn on the centerstand while driving - the hidden switch can't be accidentally turned on due to its location.

I also used a 30 amp fuse. I wired the power directly to battery. Centerstand works great and I simply love it. It is a small spectacle for other bikers at stop.

Another benefit is that the power centerstand also came with new sidestand. Apparently it was redesigned and is shorter than my original one. It makes the bike lean more to left when parked. It appears it makes a bike less possible to tip over.
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I hope the information in the attached word document is of interest to those who may want to go with "new parts" when installing a power center stand on their LT.
thank you for your help,maybe i try to do because the lt is very havy for may back.
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post #16 of 19 Old May 23rd, 2006, 4:43 pm
 
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power center stand

Hallo Lexlan.Ihave all redy order the spare parts of the power center stand
and iam going to retrofit. but ill to know first if you have ensue some
techical problems all this time where you have retrofit power center stand.
Is there samething that i must look more cerfully,because in the representation BMW Athens Greece nobady hasnt this befor nobady know nathing...I thing make the rigth
Thank you........
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Thank you for the link.

Thank you for the link to the Del City website. I never knew about them. I'm about to do put some new lights on and was shopping for switches today, but couldn't find what I wanted. Really appreciate the link!

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It'll be interesting to see if any of the retrofitted bikes have the same reliability issue of the '05/'06 factory center stands. My '05 is starting make noises not previously heard. I have no confidence that it won't just fail completely in the near future. I ran into one instance where it would not deploy at all. It must have been getting a sensor input from the brake or gears? It cleared on it's own after taking it in for unrelated service. It was still odd and not comforting.

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I can see it now, a group purchase for center stands. May be a Paul how to video?

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