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Keef
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kick stand

Postby Keef » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:30 pm



Can any one tell me how long the side kick stand is supposed to be. Think mine has been changed! The bike leans way over.
1997 Aspencade? Thanks



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Re: kick stand

Postby newday777 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:00 am

I don't have a stock side stand on my 99 si can't give a measurement . I have one of the Big Foot chrome side stands and it is longer than the stock stands.

What is the pressure you have your rear shocks set at?

If you find your stand is stock length, you may want to pull the exhaust shrouds off and inspect the frame for rust or bent conditions. The piece of frame that the side stand is mounted to is removable. I have seen that piece rusted and bent on GL1100s.

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Re: kick stand

Postby macd » Fri May 24, 2013 8:16 am

Good call on the sub-frame assembly. Mine on my 81 was rusted and so was the cross member the centerstand is mounted to, replaced both with a little help from a welder friend. She doesn't list to port anymore.
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Re: kick stand

Postby wingpilot08 » Sun May 26, 2013 7:02 am

From the attachment nut to the base ... mine is 9inches...don't take this to the gutter... :D
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Re: kick stand

Postby liquineer » Sun May 26, 2013 8:19 am

I agree- same on my '88, 9 inches long.
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Re: kick stand

Postby Keef » Wed Jul 24, 2013 2:16 pm

Mine is 9 inches also. And the frame looks rust free and good shape. I guess it's just a illusion thing.

Thanks all......

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Re: kick stand

Postby Sempai » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:39 pm

You might find my posting in another thread on this subject to be very interesting:

You may have a secondary problem here. I experienced this problem myself. Does your kickstand hit the ground at one point, when you're parking, and you get off, and the bike continues to lean and lean and lean until the kickstand finally holds it up? My kickstand pivot bolt had been worn away so much that the kickstand's mounting tabs (where the bolt goes through) had been grinding away at the kickstand mount on the bike's frame. I ordered a new bolt, welded up the frame mount AND the kickstand's mounting tabs, used an angle grinder to flatten out the frame mount and then trued up the kickstand's tabs with the grinder...just to where it barely fit over the frame's mount, put the new bolt in place, and now the bike stands nice and good when I park it.

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Re: kick stand

Postby Keef » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:40 pm

Thanks i will check it out..........

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Re: kick stand

Postby Big Blue UK » Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:48 am

I will have to check this out also, as I have this symptom, not enough to concern me but it is there.

Sempai wrote:You might find my posting in another thread on this subject to be very interesting:

You may have a secondary problem here. I experienced this problem myself. Does your kickstand hit the ground at one point, when you're parking, and you get off, and the bike continues to lean and lean and lean until the kickstand finally holds it up? My kickstand pivot bolt had been worn away so much that the kickstand's mounting tabs (where the bolt goes through) had been grinding away at the kickstand mount on the bike's frame. I ordered a new bolt, welded up the frame mount AND the kickstand's mounting tabs, used an angle grinder to flatten out the frame mount and then trued up the kickstand's tabs with the grinder...just to where it barely fit over the frame's mount, put the new bolt in place, and now the bike stands nice and good when I park it.

Read more: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10543&p=50704#p50704#ixzz2a7Dd9XSW
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Re: kick stand

Postby Keef » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:42 am

Have finnally checked out the bolt that holds on the side stand. It looked good, but the hole it goes though was a little wore or wobbley.
Have not checked the sub frame yet. I did manage to get some of the play out by putting a washer under the bolt head and notching out a spot for the switch stud. Will futher study...........thanks

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Re: kick stand

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:22 pm

This is the reason I lubricate my kick stand every year with grease.

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Re: kick stand

Postby robb » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:52 pm

The more air in rear suspension the more the bike will lean to left when on sidestand.




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