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Hey all, anyone familiar with the process for changing out a manual with a EHCS unit . It's a 2001 K1200 LT. Not concerned with wiring just the procedure for install. I do have a engine hoist available. Will i need that to hang bike while removing one centerstand and replacing it with the other one? If so does anyone know exactly where to rig straps for lifting. Any help will be much appreciated.
 

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Apart from the control circuit it is pretty much a one for one swap. My bike is on 05 and should have come with an EHCS but it had been removed by the previous owner. When I replaced mine I went out and bought a floor stand, the front wheel clamp type. It didn't cost much and I figured it would be very handy in the future. With your older model you of course won't have the control circuit in place and there are a few interlocks in the system to prevent activation at an inappropriate moment.
 

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Thanks Wazza, So if i can get a wheel type floor stand that will lock onto the front wheel then that would hold it steady so i can then get under it to make the swap. Did you have to jack bike up any? Lastly do you remember where you got that stand?
 

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I use a Baxley Chock but Harbor Freight has a similar one look HERE. Just secure the front forks to the stand as you will be pulling some heavy bolts to remove the old center stand assembly. I presume you have a 05 stand with actuator and cradle to install?
 

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Thanks Wazza, So if i can get a wheel type floor stand that will lock onto the front wheel then that would hold it steady so i can then get under it to make the swap. Did you have to jack bike up any? Lastly do you remember where you got that stand?
No I didn't need to jack it up. The chock type stand I bought from a local dealer here in Australia called Super Cheep. One extra thing I did was to blot it to the floor in the garage for a bit of added security. I also strapped it down with a ratchet strap on each side from the front wheel struts just above the mudguard down to the floor to make a diagonal support, solid as a rock.
 

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Baxley wheel chock here. I use them for any bike without a working centerstand. For most bikes I don’t even use straps, they are so solid.
 

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Oh I would use straps, as you can see in my picture the old girl is so heavy she cracked the floor.
Only joking 😜
 

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Thanks to Everyone... I just got back from Harbour Freight and with 20% off coupon walked out of there with the chock/ Stand for $53.02 tax and all. I'm super stoked to get this underway and will let everyone know hoe it goes. Thanks again...
 

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Hey all, anyone familiar with the process for changing out a manual with a EHCS unit . It's a 2001 K1200 LT. Not concerned with wiring just the procedure for install. I do have a engine hoist available. Will i need that to hang bike while removing one centerstand and replacing it with the other one? If so does anyone know exactly where to rig straps for lifting. Any help will be much appreciated.
Begging a answer to my question, what is the "EHCS" ? Am not familiar with that acronym.
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Begging a answer to my question, what is the "EHCS" ? Am not familiar with that acronym.
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It's the Electrosexual Hydramatic Copulatory Suppository. You can look it up.

Oh, wait -- wrong forum. 😅
 

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It's the Electrosexual Hydramatic Copulatory Suppository. You can look it up.

Oh, wait -- wrong forum. 😅
Yeah I'd say so on the above. Do know what ESA is though.
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Yeah I'd say so on the above. Do know what ESA is though.
Gary
Yes, of course. Excellent Super Autobumpsucker. Loosely translated from the original German.
 

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I would like to publically thank John Zeiler for his help in sending me an exchange unit. It works perfectly. I would definitely recommend him and it was a pleasure doing business with him.
 
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