How to lubricate your (side) kickstand


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How to lubricate your (side) kickstand

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:07 pm



This one is a no-brainer, and with a little trick that I'll show you here, should take less than 15 minutes to do. This should definitely be done as part of your annual maintenance, and applies to all models of Goldwing.

1. With the motorcycle on the center stand, extend the kickstand so that the spring is extended the farthest - this is not quite fully extended:

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2. With pliers, shove pennies into the extended spring. This will keep the spring extended when the kickstand is retracted, and will save you hours of cursing and injured knuckles trying to get the spring off with a pair of pliers.

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3. Retract the kickstand all the way up, and pull the spring off its top anchoring post. Allow the kickstand to fall.

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4. Remove the locknut on the back of the kickstand pivot bolt.

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5. Remove the kickstand pivot bolt, and remove the kickstand from the motorcycle.

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6. Using grease, lubricate the inner edges of the kickstand, and the outer edges of the kickstand mounting point on the motorcycle. Lubricate the kickstand pivot bolt. Also grease the spring anchoring post. Replace the kickstand on the motorcycle and tighten the pivot bolt.

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7. Tighten the pivot bolt lock nut. I use Loc-tite thread locker on this bolt, because I have had it back off in the past.

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8. Replace the spring, hooking it on the kickstand first, then over the top anchor post. Clean any excess grease - this grease will pick up dust and road grime, and it will get into the kickstand pivot.

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9. Extend the kickstand, and use pliers to pull the pennies out of the spring.

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Re: How to lubricate your (side) kickstand

Postby croderick » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:15 pm

I just finished replacing the side stand on my GL 1200 LTD. Besides using the pennies to expand the spring, I also used a deepwell 1/4" drive socket with a driver handle to slip the spring over the top anchor pin. Just find one that fits over the pin, slide it on and Bob's your Uncle.

Slick idea using the change.

Chuck

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Re: How to lubricate your (side) kickstand

Postby bobsteinberg » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:28 am

I found that liberally spraying the area with WD40 to clean out the gunk, wiping up as much as possible, and then carefully spraying the pivot areas with TriFlo does the trick. I repeat at least once a year. I do the same for the centerstand (which can get really gunked up and start to bind). I'm a year-roud rider, so I pick up a lot of corrosion from road salt.....TriFlo, although expensive, works really well. Ride safe.


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