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wwdph02

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wwdph02 says:

Ever Checked Your Main Stand ?

Wonder how many people, like me, assume everything is OK under your bike when on it's main stand. Just noticed the outer bush seemed farther away from the frame and found both sides were not tight. Never checked them in the past 5 years and I guess they looked ok when I cleaned the bike. Even on a service they are in use so unlikely to be checked as they are supporting the weight so would appear ok.
Good design, bush has two O rings holding in any grease and held in place by allen key headed bolt from inside, probably worth checking any bike with a mainstand, consequences of coming completely undone on one side while on the move could be catastrophic. Mine's an R1200st  but I guess any bike with a bolted on mainstand is worth a look just in case.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Main stand

I use spray grease both sides and springs every year,that`s for occasional use.

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Blader2005

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Blader2005 says:

i never

check mine....        

 

 

 

 

 

but thats cos i aint got one!!!!   lol   :lol:

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babyblade41

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babyblade41 says:

I don't have

one either, but if I did I still wouldn't check it until it fell over, then I'd probably have a look to see why it fell over:shock:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

I don't have one either,

but I am pretty obsessive about checking my sidestand every day. It's been cut and welded as the bike is lowered and stood too upright with the original stand.

I can't quite bring myself to believe it won't break sometime :shock:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

cut and shut

Bee,Was the sidestand just welded and/or re-enforced at the break?

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Kamchat

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Kamchat says:

Main Stand ?

....what's one of those? :tongue:......

 

..aaah I remember.....  huge chunks of iron you used to find bolted under bikes in the 80's. :winkie:....... mind you - they did make chain oiling and fixing punctures simple when touring. 

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Nope

Not got one of them either. 

Nowt to do with saving weight, cos the rider is about 3 stone heavier than ought to be :wacko:

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Boult

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Boult says:

I have one

never thought to use it as a stand though - it serves as a rough warning when the bike is too far over :wacko:

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Beelady

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Beelady says:

jaffa,

supposed to be reinforced. My welding is not really up to that sort of job so I had to pay money (gulp) to get it done.

Still worry about it though. :upset:

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Blader2005

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Blader2005 says:

Bee..........

dont worry.. im led to believe that if its a good weld job, then the weld often ends up stronger than the metal it has welded!!!! 

 

 

so id be more worried the stand will break rather than the weld!! ;)

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