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    F850GSA with Low Suspension, Center Stand?

    I just got my 850GSA with low suspension and found out that BMW does not support a center stand on my bike. Does anyone know of a work around for this? Either after market or some mod.

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    No center stand

    I had the same problem with my '17 F800GS lowered suspension. I worked with the dealer (Max's, Troy, NY) and after several weeks they found one that would work. I installed it and when I lifted the bike, the front tire, rear tire and the stand were the same height! Obviously, that wasn't gonna work, so I had a local welder add about an inch to the bottom of the center stand, and that did the trick. I could spin the rear wheel, do chain maintenance, etc.
    Good luck with that.

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    SW Motech has one at twisted throttle...

    Quote Originally Posted by russkelley View Post
    I just got my 850GSA with low suspension and found out that BMW does not support a center stand on my bike. Does anyone know of a work around for this? Either after market or some mod.
    https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...h-lowering-kit
    I put it on my lowered F750GS and it look and works better than BMW original center stand on my S/O standard 750gs... it is well worth the price and the time to attach it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    https://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-m...h-lowering-kit
    I put it on my lowered F750GS and it look and works better than BMW original center stand on my S/O standard 750gs... it is well worth the price and the time to attach it.
    We love that you find your SW Motech Center Stand on your F750GS to be the bomb! Thanks for the mention, but that centerstand will not necessarily work with the lowered 850GSA. That bike starts out taller and has different clearance.

    @russkelley give us a call if you haven't already, or hit up our website and use the "Chat" function. We might have one that would work, and the guys on the other end of the phone will work really hard to find the right info for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedthrottle View Post
    We love that you find your SW Motech Center Stand on your F750GS! Thanks for the mention, but I that centerstand will not necessarily work with the lowered 850GSA. That bike starts out taller and has different clearance.

    @russkelley give us a call if you haven't already, or hit up our website and use the "Chat" function. We might have one that would work, and the guys on the other end of the phone will work really hard to find the right info for you.

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    Oops... 😱 I just didnít see the A in GSA... my bad. Thanks for correcting my error. You guys have been awesome with all my orders! Iíll be ordering a few more items in the near future. Thx again. S. 😊
    Shelleyundefined

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    My dealer, Ft. Lauderdale BMW Motorcycles, brought in the center stand and had a local welder cut off about 2 inches and they painted it up and installed in on my Lupin Blue F850GSA. Works a charm. Nothing really difficult about it, just that it costs a bit more because you're ordering the center stand and all the parts that make it work, plus about a $100 for welder and labor. Here's a pic:

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    I lowered my F800GS and then shortened the side and center stand. Itís fairly easy with a little work.
    Described in this thread-

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...light=Lowering

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