77 GL1000 side kickstand


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danielklinger
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77 GL1000 side kickstand

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I have a 77 Goldwing. When I put my cycle on the side kickstand it seems like the bike leans pretty far. I know the kickstand I have isn't stock. I was wondering what is the standard length of a side kickstand for my GL1000. Thanks for your help.

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Mine is a '76, which should be the same frame as yours.
I just measured mine as being 7 inches exactly from the center of the bolt to the point
where the stand touches the floor.
Now, mine has a chrome sidestand on it. I don't know if it is the original or not.
(somehow I don't think that Honda would put a chrome stand on at the factory)
But the bike leans at a comfortable angle.
Just my two cents.
Take it for what it's worth.
Good luck with your '77.
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Thank you for responding so quickly. My 77 is also a chrome sidestand. I will have to measure the length of my stand. Thank you...I appreciate it. Dan
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If your bike has an 18" Lester rear tire it will lean more. Stock rear is a 17" rim.
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Check your frame, the removable section #2, may have rusted where it attaches to the main frame and may have twisted causing more lean. That's a known area of concern on the 4 cylinder wings.
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ekvh wrote:If your bike has an 18" Lester rear tire it will lean more. Stock rear is a 17" rim.
This is the answer. I had the same concern with my '77 GL1000 with a Lester 18" wheel. Turns out the extra 1" makes it lean uncomfortably. I found that a kickstand from a Honda CB750/900 DOHC ('79-'82) kickstand works perfectly. Swaps without any issues.
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Thanks for your feedback. That's exactly what happened on my bike...I don't have the stock rear tire making it lean a little more when on the side stand. Thanks for your feedback. Also the tip using a side stand from a CB 750 was help too. Thanks...I appreciate it. Dan
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Thank you for all who responded. That was very helpful and I got some great replies. Appreciate it, Dan
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Check for rust on the sub frame. Look for evidence. It doesn't cost yor if there isn't rust.
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I put a small piece of 2" x 4" under the stand when I work on it or park it in the garage. It leans farther than any of my other bikes and makes it hard to get around it in my garage. I was thinking of modifying the stand and extend it 1 1/2".
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Longer rear shocks have the same effect as the 18 inch Lester. Anything that lifts the frame makes the side stand too short.
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Taller shocks in the rear do the same thing as the 18 inch Lester. Anything that raises the frame makes the side stand too short.
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A little word to the wise on the 2x4 under the side stand. If your tire decides to leak down overnight, the bike will have no choice but to fall over. Temporary work is probably okay, but longer stays could be hazardous to the bike and whatever is on the right side of the bike. It has happened.


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