Centre stand removal

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Centre stand removal

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R1200RT LC 2017. New to me but the state of the centre stand is really bugging me. Removing the spring is a challenge but the multiple washers method works well. Thought I would share… :cheers:
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Powder coating? I had mine done last year and I’m very impressed how it’s stood up to the abuse they’re subjected to.
Putting it back on is just as much fun as taking them off! :lol: Side stand this year 👍
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I am tempted to have a go with some hammerite smooth satin black I’ve got in the garage. I’ve also got a rattle can of the stuff as I’ve always had good results. However, it’s still a bit cold and it might be reluctant to create a hard surface.

A company called Vulcan Stove enamelling are local so I might pop in to see them about sand blasting and powder coating. Not sure on prices.

Now I know I can remove the bugger quite easily, it may simply be a case of repainting when it starts to go again.
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I powder coated mine about a year ago and it still looks great

Hamerite will just chip off in no time
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My 16 looked like that when I part exd it for a new one then before that got any damage I used a thicker vinyl tape to wrap the stand hopefully it will offer sufficient protection, certainly easier to clean.
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I used Hammerite smooth 3 years ago. When washed down which isnt often i can see no rush at all.
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Thanks for that. I'll be doing mine soon.
I have a better spare that I'll be painting with Hammerite. I find that as soon as powder coat chips it starts coming off in chunks. At least with hammerite I can touch it up whenever it is on the lift.
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So the Powder Coaters were shut over the weekend, I had time on my hands and a rattle can of Hammerite smooth gloss left over from a previous project. I’ve always had good results with this stuff and whilst I would prefer a satin finish I had a tin of gloss just sitting on the shelf in garage.
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I’ll leave it for a couple of weeks to give it a chance to harden. I realise it won’t be perfect, compared to powder coating, but it’s a lot cheaper… :cheers:
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It came out nice. At least you can touch up Hammerite, you can't with power coating.
For better protection on my other bikes i bought a piece of alloy plate and 4 "P" clamps and attached it to the center stand. Bit like the plates you can buy for the GS.
Don't know where you are but if you wanted to do this.I have a large piece of non slip 5mm alloy sheet that i can cut down for you. Too heavy to post but you can have the right sized bit FOC
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Actually, I’ve ordered some PVC tubing. It’s 20mm internal diameter and I am going to slit it lengthwise and see if it will stay in place and offer a first line of defence against road cr*p. Not sure if it will cause a water trap or even hold its shape but worth a try. :?
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I was wondering about doing that and using some black silicone/adhesive to hold it in place.
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Jeffem wrote: Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:17 pm Actually, I’ve ordered some PVC tubing. It’s 20mm internal diameter and I am going to slit it lengthwise and see if it will stay in place and offer a first line of defence against road cr*p. Not sure if it will cause a water trap or even hold its shape but worth a try. :?
I tried getting the stand off and gave up a while back so used some plastic cable tidy tubing as an interim measure and haven’t looked at it since 🫣
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That's probably one of the best ideas I've seen regards keeping the stand tidy,at virtually no cost.Good man :thumb:
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I did consider a cable tidy but I wasn’t sure it would hold. The tie wraps look to work well!
Thinking back to my school days, I wonder if hot dip coating into a fluidised polymer powder would work. You could cut off any excess and just leave the cross member. It worked well on my bottle opener in Metalwork! 8-)
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