Lifting Handle, SilverPart Number: 8160458
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Lifting your K1200/K1300 GT onto the center stand can be a chore, especially when the bike is fully loaded. The Wunderlich center stand lifting handle makes this task much easier. The hinged handle installs with an allen wrench and stays securely in place. Pull the handle out to lift the bike onto the stand and tuck it away when it is not needed. An internal spring loaded detent keeps the lever in either the up or down position. Silver anodized finish closely matches other silver parts of the bike.
This item fits the following BMW bike models:
Average Customer Rating: (Based on 5 reviews)
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|General finish, materials and workmanship are as I would expect from Wunderlich, top notch. That said, I don't believe the product was made with the K1200 GT's subframe in mind. I followed installation instructions to the letter and spent considerable time ensuring the pins did not foul the subframe. The pins ar there to prevent handle rotation. The base does not closely conform to the curves of the subframe on which it mounts. I noted the gaps when double checking the pins. The handle looks good on the bike, but is actually makes hoisting the bike on the center stand even more difficult. As stated in other reviews, it is positioned too low (and that can't be helped given its mounting) and it is too close to the center stand pivot, again something that really can't be helped given the limited mount points available. This proximity really lessens any mechanical advantage your body may have. I tried multiple positions of my body in using the handle, and all failed. As other reviews have stated, using the passenger grab rail makes center stand hoisting quite easy and you don't need much effort on the rail at all to get the bike on the stand. In contrast, using the handle for me at least was totally useless. I put the handle on at a BMW shop where I took possession of the bike an even the BMW tech was dismayed at the additional effort required. As it stands this is a nice piece of eye candy but utterly without merit as a means to make putting the bike on the centerstand easier.|
|The lifting handle is too low which makes it difficult to get the heavy bike onto the centre stand. Beautifully made though.|
|This is a high quality item. I am 5' 8" with 32 inch inseam. I find the positioning of this handle on the bike to be too low. It is easier for me to use the seat grab handle. I think it will work better for the shorter rider.|
|This handle makes quite a difference in the ease of lifting the bike onto the center stand. It might look just a bit odd at first but I'm sure I will get used to seeing it there. I definitely will keep it on, though.|
|This item is well built and I'm satisfied with it, but I wish the finish was not so bright as it tends to stand out on the bike. I put some o-rings in the grooves of the handle to help tone down the brightness. An anodized finish would be great, even if it cost more.|