Okay, I need a centerstand. I called for a quote for one about 2 weeks ago, and the dealer gave me a price of about $130 retail and the part number was 8795035. Now I called to order it, and I am told that the centerstand will cost $220, and there is no such part number in the system. The number now is 8146757. The online parts book shows the original number of 8795035.
What the heck is going on? Could it be that aprilia has changed out for a more beefy (and more expensive!) centerstand? Maybe they actually realize that there was a problem with the old one and have fixed it, although with significant cost added.
I was willing to pay $130 or so, but $220? That's a bit steep. Is there a viable alternative? I don't see how a pit stand or something similar is going to help me when I go to do serious maintenance (wheels off). I already changed out the fork oil, and the way I held the bike up was not fun or 100% safe.
I know it won't help me for any roadside breakdowns, but for a lot less than $220 I can set up a hoist in my garage. Any ideas guys?