Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: An hour southwest of Boston, MA, USA
Re: Replacing EHCS with old manual center stand
I don't know if anyone has done it, but it wouldn't be hard to weld something to the center stand arm after removing the electrical piece - if the stand doesn't work, you can put your foot on the foot of the stand, hold it to the ground with your foot while you haul back on the bike to get it onto the center stand.
Having said that, I'm not sure I ready to agree about these things being a major headache - most people seem to be saying it's not that hard to fix, and I understand that if you don't want to fix it, John Zeiler does overhauls which likely will last a long time. I say all this because mine has been getting a little slow so I will need to do something to it to ensure it works properly... So I'm hoping it's as easy to fix as they say it is...!!
I personally would not give it up for the world - buddy with an '03 is always needing help to get his ride on the center stand - for him it's a PITA so he's looking to put one on his ride as an aftermarket fit. Another buddy just upgraded to an '09 from an '02, and his main rationale was "I love that EHCS".
I guess that's my 2c.
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