1983 BWM R100RS Install Center And Side Stands

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.

Brown's Side Stand

Brown’s Side Stand

Brown's Side Stand Installed

Brown’s Side Stand Installed

I had the center stand repaired and powder coated. I replaced the pivot bolts and bushings due to wear and tear.

Center Stand Wear and Tear After 82,000 Miles And 37 Years

Center Stand Wear and Tear After 82,000 Miles And 37 Years

Repaired And Powder Coated Center Stand

Repaired And Powder Coated Center Stand

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 🙂

Side Stand Works

Side Stand Works

Center Stand Works

Center Stand Works

4 thoughts on “1983 BWM R100RS Install Center And Side Stands

  1. 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?

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