Main Stand Problem


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goatheed
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Main Stand Problem

Postby goatheed » Tue May 04, 2010 3:59 am



When I put my GL1100 (or try to) on the main stand it flips forward under the bike so that it is facing forward under the bike.
Is there a rubber stopper missing ?
Any ideas ?



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Re: Main Stand Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 04, 2010 11:45 am

It flips all the way forward? That's obviously not right.

I'm not sure what part of it keeps it from going all the way forward - I don't think it's a rubber stop, but I can't recall what actually does perform that function from the last time I looked at it. I'll have to have a look at mine tonight, unless someone else can help in the meantime.

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Re: Main Stand Problem

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 05, 2010 6:38 am

OK, I had a look at mine when I got home last night. There is no stop to keep it from moving all the way forward - unless it's on the ground. On the ground (i.e. normal operation) it's the leg on the left side of the stand, that extends out toward the back of the bike when the bike is on the center stand, that keeps the stand from overextending. You can't move the stand farther forward than that, because the entire weight of the bike would be lifted up by that leg.

There is the spring that keeps the stand retracted, but that will actually pull the stand back up once it is past over center.

Hope that answers your question!

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Re: Main Stand Problem

Postby goatheed » Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 am

Thanks for the help.
The problem is that the brackets holding the stand have corroded and are a bit bent.
I need to get a welder to sort it. I have found one that is into bikes so should be able to get the problem sorted.




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