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Goldwings are heavy, electrical main stand would be good. Piaggio X9 scooter with the 500cc engine in Italy has an electrical main stand that you activate while sitting on the scooter.

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This would be good, I can do it now, just, but I shouldn't have to struggle at my age!!

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Yes Bert, I just recently sold an X9 which had the electric foot. The thing is, I didn't feel it was needed on a 500cc scooter as it was easy enough to pull up. But the Goldwing could well do with it. The X9 had other goodies as standard too, like built-in intercom/radio and helmet headsets. Just a pity the build quality is poor, the headsets never really worked all that well on mine and the electric footcrippled itself twice. Good intentions, bad build quality so it's back to a Japanese scooter for me in January.

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The X9 had other goodies as standard too, Good intentions, bad build quality so it's back to a Japanese scooter for me in January.
Now the bloody wingnut is going back to a scooter in January. Thats the end of the If he said he would go back to a Honda50, that would make some sense.




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The BMW K1200LT has one so why not the Goldwing. Here's little demo video from their site. Electro-Hydraulic Stand Demo

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I suppose bmw have to put something on the k1200lt to help sell them.




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It would, of course, need a safety switch to prevent an accidental deployment while riding.

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It would, of course, need a safety switch to prevent an accidental deployment while riding.

Good point. It appears to come down with big force. Would it wear off fast enough to save you???

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I'm not sure about the Beemer stand, but the Piaggio one is designed like a normal stand, ie the spring keeps the stand in the up position. Even if the hydraulic ram (which operates the stand via a switch and solenoid) fails, the stand will stay in the up position and you can use it the old fashioned way- ie with your foot.

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I recall reading that the BMW has a safety switch that will not allow the stand to go down while moving. I don't know if it can be operated manually or not. If they put something like this on the Goldwing, it would be nice if it could be operated manually as well.

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