center stand problem


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cuzn1952
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center stand problem

Postby cuzn1952 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:51 pm



My centerstand on my 77GL1000 wants to roll up under the bike too far. It ends up resting on the arm that you stand on to raise the bike making the bike want to tip over to the right. Is there an adjustment stop on the stand or is it a positive stop that is worn out. Thanks for any help.



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Re: center stand problem

Postby dingdong » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:56 am

Check under the bike for rusted out or damaged frame.
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Re: center stand problem

Postby WingForChrist » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:20 am

I had something similar happen. I put my 77 up on the center stand a couple months ago and it fell over to the right. thank God the 2 other New Harleys next to me were far enough away that it did not hit them. talk about domino effect. Well did the but lift and the center stand fell off. I am not sure how the under part of the frame is suppose to look or if it bent it out of shape when it came off. It looks like a spread apart c on both sides. could someone maybe post a pic of the under side of there bike on center stand and mabe a close up of the bracket. That would be wonderful. I will try to get the camera and take a pic of what mine looks like now for opions

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Re: center stand problem

Postby Placerville » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:08 pm

There is a small rubber stop approx. 3/4" X 1 1/2" attached to the underside of the muffler. It's probably fallen off. They are still available from Mother Honda.
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Re: center stand problem

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:07 am

I'll bet the main centre stand tube has rotted and split at the ends ! This is a very common fault on these frames. The stand can then go too far forward just as you describe. Worse than that, your frame has lost most of it's integrity and strength at that point. The fix is NOT easy.
Have a look at this article I have just done on frame rust.
http://www.wingovations.com/#/checking- ... 4544837849
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cuzn1952
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Re: center stand problem

Postby cuzn1952 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:41 pm

Thanks Old Fogey. you were right on the money with your diagnosis. As soon as the snow starts(probably next week) I will start to pull parts off and crank up the welder. I read your artical on this repair and love the idea of the jiggle pins. That will be a part of this winters work for sure. Where can I find that Waxoyl you used?

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Re: center stand problem

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:04 am

What an excellent article, Old Fogey. Excellent...but it scares me (in what might be going on, unseen, on the inside of my frame!). :)

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Re: center stand problem

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:43 am

That tin of Waxoyl is years old. Unfortunately Finnigans was bought out and from what I can find now, it seems that it is only supplied in large quantity to rust proofing shops. They are missing out on a huge DIY market I think, but that's their problem.

But there are any number of similar products out there. In the States I think you should hunt for Dinotrol or Dinol.


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