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  • Offline Novocastrian   gb

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    Side Stand issues
    on: Jul 06, 2021, 09.12 pm
    Jul 06, 2021, 09.12 pm
    In a Trophy Facebook Group that I'm not allowed to link to according to the rules of this forum  :086: an interesting post was made about the angle of lean whilst on the side stand. It was obvious something was wrong (and I do recall reading posts in this forum of a similar nature). The bike looked precarious to me and it appears the side stand bracket is bent.  The owner does state he climbs aboard using the foot rest whilst on the side stand so this may be a contributory factor.   I have added here his photo of the stand alongside my photo of my stand (I can do this because I own the FB group  :008:)

    The worrying thing is many other owners say their bike leans way over as well..... those owners in this forum may want to check out their side stand brackets.  I've never heard of one snap,  but I've heard of the bike falling over!

    The photos show the difference (albeit slightly)  of the bent versus straight bracket....


    Last Edit: Jul 06, 2021, 09.16 pm by Novocastrian
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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #1 on: Jul 06, 2021, 09.59 pm
    Jul 06, 2021, 09.59 pm
    I suppose that getting on the footrest also depends a lot on the weight of the person who gets on the bike. When I go with my lady we always go up on the footrest. If I go alone I don't use that method. I step my right foot on the back seat.

    Now watch the video and that is fatal for the side stand.

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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #2 on: Jul 06, 2021, 10.12 pm
    Jul 06, 2021, 10.12 pm
    I must congratulate myself on my acrobatics at 67 years old  :008:

    If my good lady is on the bike, I can lift my straight right leg until my foot is above seat level,  then I can hop towards the bike on my left foot until my right leg crosses the bike and my arse hits the seat  :745:
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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #3 on: Jul 06, 2021, 10.26 pm
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    Yes, but you are tall ...  :008:
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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #4 on: Jul 06, 2021, 10.30 pm
    Jul 06, 2021, 10.30 pm
    I can step over the seat "motor patrolman" style, but more often than not I use the footpeg to mount the bike.  I have 2slow's old sidestand bracket that he replaced and it is worn in an elliptical manner on the back side more than the front where the pivot bolt rides.  I think his stand was also worn.  I have removed my side stand to check after he discovered his was worn and my side stand is worn in the same manner and I'm sure the bracket is as well.  I'm considering finding a shop that will bore both parts and press a steel bushing in with a 12 mm ID for the pivot bolt to solve the problem.  I think the wear issue is as much from road debris being in the bore and the steel pivot bolt causing it to wear the bracket and stand since they are both softer material.  I reach that conclusion based on the fact that his old pivot bolt is pitted some, but still consistent diameter based on my digital caliper.
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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #5 on: Jul 07, 2021, 02.41 am
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      I'm with Novocastrian on his particular mounting method. That said, I"m 6'2" in the "old" scale. I would never put my weight [103 kg] on the side stand. But as everyone is different, I suppose I shouldn't cast aspersions on others methods.  :821: :028:
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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 2021, 09.20 am
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    At least the sidestand bracket can be removed from the frame and replaced if it gets bent, rather than a costly repair to a bracket which is integral with the frame.

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    Re: Side Stand issues
    Reply #7 on: Jul 08, 2021, 11.03 pm
    Jul 08, 2021, 11.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by 1675 [+]
    At least the sidestand bracket can be removed from the frame and replaced if it gets bent, rather than a costly repair to a bracket which is integral with the frame.

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