kick stand on 1996 aspencade


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kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:44 pm



All you goldwing riders hope you all had a Happy Veterans day. I recently purchased 1996 aspencade with 58K miles, super clean and garaged kept, candy apple red. when I side stand the bike it leans too much. does anyone know how to fix this problem. it appears to have original kick stand. thanks for viewing my question.
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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:48 pm

grizzlybear1943 wrote:All you goldwing riders hope you all had a Happy Veterans day. I recently purchased 1996 aspencade with 58K miles, super clean and garaged kept, candy apple red. when I side stand the bike it leans too much. does anyone know how to fix this problem. it appears to have original kick stand. thanks for viewing my question.
Ben


Have a look at the area of the frame that the kickstand attaches to. Examine it, the stand and the stand attach point for corrosion. If it is corroded, that portion of the frame unbolts and can be replaced.

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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:15 pm

there is no defect or anytype of corrosion on the stand, was told to purchase some type of kickstand extension. are you familiar with this product
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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby RoadRogue » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:40 pm

What size tire is on the rear and how much pressure is in the rear shocks? Too tall in the rear will make it lean farther. Also check to see if the bolt that holds the kickstand on/pivot point is worn or loose. 8-)
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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:58 pm

Rather than just "fixing" the problem with a kickstand extension, I would really suggest first finding out why it's doing it in the first place. If the frame is bending/corroding/otherwise failing, you would want to know about it now, instead of "fixing" the symptom with an extension - and then having it fail and finding your bike on the ground.

A very good point is that custom suspension or nonstandard tire sizes can lift the bike enough that it will lean over further when on the sidestand.

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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby Mh434 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:42 pm

Yep, what WA said. Don't underestimate the effect suspension etc. can have on sidestand lean angle! I was concerned with mine, as the bike seemed to be almost vertical, even on level ground. I decided to try removing the sidestand foot extension ("Show Chrome Kickstand Extender"), which only extended it about 3/4" or so, and suddenly I had LOTS of lean angle - my suspension etc. was fine.

My point is that if you have a rear tire that's, say, 1/2" taller than stock, or slightly longer springs, too much air pressure, etc., they can definitely make your bike lean a whole bunch more than it should. It's surprising how little it takes.

If everything's good, but you still have too much lean angle & want to cut it down, try sliding small pieces of plywood or something under the stand to determine how much higher it needs to be for you to be comfortable with it. If you need 3/4", PM me if you want my Show Chrome extender. Shipping shouldn't be too bad (although it's heavy as lead!).

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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby gordonv » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:35 pm

How easy is the bike to get on the center stand? I'm thinking if it is easy, then the ride height has changed.

Do you know who to do it properly? Youtube it, you'll find a nice demo, and also maybe another on how to stand the bike back up after it falls over.

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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:04 am

When I replaced the tired rear shocks on my 1100, my bike (which had always sat far too upright for my liking when on the sidestand) suddenly leaned over properly. The difference in shock height was less than an inch.

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Re: kick stand on 1996 aspencade

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:12 pm

Sticky fork sliders (bushings inside the front forks) can also cause the bike to stand UP in the front as the suspension does not release properly. I had this with the '92 and once we did a rebuild on the front forks (seals-bushings-oil) it solved it self.
One symptom of the problem was the bike would spring up or down as we shifted the weight from side stand to upright - it was the action of the sliders coming unstuck -
Old oil and lack of maintenance by previous owners can cause this problem - fresh oil changed as indicated by the service intervals can keep this from happening.
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