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Some months ago, I searched for a solution to do basic maintenance on my V11; the forum provided help, and I also did some research. Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to find the thread. Nevertheless, I opted for the "Central Lifter" manufactured by "Becker-Technik in Germany. If you live in the USA, you cannot purchase the stand directly from them; but you can from MG Cycle, here! Suggested by @Speedfrog you can also purchase from Stein Dinse here! the price shown (at time of writing 105.33 EUR includes 19% VAT. If selling outside of Europe, it should be tax free + shipping. If you live anywhere else in the world, you can purchase directly from the Becker-Technik website. Safety: wear thick sole shoes to be able to use your full weight on the lever; use a front brake lock; not compulsory, just a safe guard but better safe than sorry; make sure you have space on both side of the bike should something happens. Leave yourself an out; Leave the side stand out while deploying; If possible have someone assist you on the other side of the bike. At least until you got the procedure mastered Have a watchman during deployment if possible. Just in case something bad happens. You should only deploy the stand on a hard and smooth surface. I need to make a video to show how it deploys. Unlike central stand equipped motorbikes, you "wedge" the stand underneath the bike, which requires less efforts, as long as the surface where the wheels have to roll is smooth. The pictures below show my garage floor, which is adequate. I have tried to deploy it on a rougher surface, and I could not get it underneath, because the wheels caught on asperities. Becker says you can use a lever to ease up the operation. To release the stand, you stop the wheels from turning and you push the bike forward. This part is very easy. I used my foot to do it. As specified on the website, you need two 18mm by 1/2" drive sockets which are not supplied with the stand.
Becker Technik Central Lifter
jwh20 posted a topic in Personal AdsI have a Becker Technik Central Lifter shop stand for V11 for sale. In a moment of weakness I sold me V11 LeMans a couple of years ago but forgot I had this. It's been used a few times but is in like-new condition. New these are 75 Euros which is about US$88 and that does not include shipping from Germany. http://shop.becker-technik.de/en/motorbike-lifters/24-central-lifter.html To lift the V11 you need 2 18mm sockets which you can pickup just about anywhere. Free shipping for US buyers. $55 via Paypal.