side stand


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moffat
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side stand

Postby moffat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:18 am



Any idea where I can get a side stand to fit on the right hand side of the bike?
I have often wondered why the side stand is on the left as when parked on it the residual oil from the left hand cylinders lubrication via the connecting rods causes oil to remain in the bore and is probably the culprit of smoke from the left hand cylinders on start up. Also if the bike leans to the right on a right hand drive road it is leaning away from the traffic.



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Re: side stand

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:21 am

NOpe..you'd have to make one and get it fit around/under the brake pedal...
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Re: side stand

Postby patbrandon1 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:13 pm

Hmmm. I am curious now, as to why there isn't one on the right AND left side, so that we have an option each time we park. Maybe some people with first hand knowledge will chime in here to tell us. Or I could google it to see if there are valid reasons. But I don't feel like it right now. (Gotta mow the lawn). :( But at least it ain't shoveling snow. :D

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Re: side stand

Postby dingdong » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:35 am

But then wouldn't the residual oil remain in the right side cylinders and cause smoke from that side? ;)
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Re: side stand

Postby moffat » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:18 pm

The left hand cylinders are extra lubricated via oil coming through the holes in the big end bearings and squirting via the holes in the connecting rods onto the left hand cylinders only. The right hand pair of cylinders are just splash lubricated by the gearbox components below.
So my theory is that when the engine shuts down there is still a small amount of pressurised oil squirting via the connecting rod oil ways onto the two left hand cylinders and then draining into the combustion chamber. I do not know this for certain but if I park my bike on an axel stand leaning to the right there is no start up smoke???
I must admit my GL1100 has problems with smoke on start up but my GL1000 does not?




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