I am not using the stock side stand for three reasons: the bushing and bolt are trash, it’s in an inconvenient location hidden by the cylinder and lower fairing panel when extended making it hard to deploy, and the bike came with a Brown’s side stand which mounts further back on the frame so it’s easy to deploy. The left exhaust header bracket is secured to the Brown’s side stand bracket so I installed the side stand when I installed the exhaust system.
I had the center stand repaired and powder coated. I replaced the pivot bolts and bushings due to wear and tear.
Here is a link showing I do this work.
I take the bike off the lift test out both stands. It’s nice to have it on the center stand again 🙂
I’m having trouble finding instructions for removing the side stand on an R75/7. I want to replace mine with something I can see and actually reach with my foot. Do you have any experience getting the stock side stand off the “peg” that extends off the frame?
Just remove the nut on the engine mounting stud and tap it back through the lug on the frame. That will let you remove the shackle and spacer that hold the side stand. You also have to remove the springs to get the sides stand off the pivot pin on the frame.
Here is how it goes together and disassembly is the reverse of assembly.
–> 11 BMW 1973 R75/5 Install the Engine In the Frame
–> Install Front Threaded Rod and Side Stand
I hope this helps.
That is really helpful, thanks. So once the shackle is out of the way the stand just slips off the pin? I thought it might be like removing a ball joint or something. I’ll be doing this next week. Thanks again.
Everything went smoothly, thanks.