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  • Offline Johnnynhl   gb

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    Side Stand
    on: February 06, 2023, 12:18:53 pm
    February 06, 2023, 12:18:53 pm
    HI Guys, Newbie here, apologies if there is a previous thread but does anyone think the lean angle on the side stand is a bit excessive?

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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #1 on: February 06, 2023, 01:27:18 pm
    February 06, 2023, 01:27:18 pm
    Hi - Gen 1 or Gen2?

    My Gen2, defo lean was excessive, but I don't think they're all as bad.
    Mine (Sept '70 - first builds of "M" spec (obviously not an actual M-spec - we live in hope)), was bad from day one, and it got worse over time. I've just had side stand and bracket replaced in warranty at 20k miles, and dealer said they hadn't seen it before - but I know loads of us have moaned on this site.

    The new side stand had loads more material at the top where it fits to the bracket, so the factory must know they've got an issue. I got the technician at the dealership to compare my original stand with warranty replacement, and there's a clear difference in material thickness at the top.

    There's a bloke on here from the US who took photos a while back to show the difference - Gary I think is his name.

    Anyway, my bike stands better now - I can get on it a lot easier, and I don't have to find inclines to the side to park it on when pulling over for a stop  :001:

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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #2 on: February 06, 2023, 01:51:39 pm
    February 06, 2023, 01:51:39 pm
    Thanks, its a Gen 2, doesn’t seem to be any sign of bending or stress anywhere. Guess its a pretty big lean.

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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #3 on: February 06, 2023, 05:03:06 pm
    February 06, 2023, 05:03:06 pm
    I know you indicated Gen2 but I am sure something similar could be done as I have done to my Gen1.

    I purchased a side stand foot enlarger (https://sw-motech.com/en/products/safety/stands/side+stand+foot+extension/4052572042120.htm), cut down a hockey puck to the same shape and then affixed it to the bottom using JB Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy (https://www.jbweld.com/product/j-b-weld-twin-tube). 

    It fixes the lean angle issue and provides better support when on soft surfaces.  I have done nearly 15,000 km with it on and no issues.

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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 06:57:05 pm
    February 06, 2023, 06:57:05 pm
    What a great idea with the Puck!

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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #5 on: February 06, 2023, 07:53:51 pm
    February 06, 2023, 07:53:51 pm
    *Originally Posted by LeftCoastKen [+]
    I know you indicated Gen2 but I am sure something similar could be done as I have done to my Gen1.

    I purchased a side stand foot enlarger (https://sw-motech.com/en/products/safety/stands/side+stand+foot+extension/4052572042120.htm), cut down a hockey puck to the same shape and then affixed it to the bottom using JB Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy (https://www.jbweld.com/product/j-b-weld-twin-tube). 

    It fixes the lean angle issue and provides better support when on soft surfaces.  I have done nearly 15,000 km with it on and no issues.

    Yes, these bikes have a bit of excessive lean, though I can't say the degree of lean is so much different from other bikes. Manufacturers must do it this way to prevent any chance of user error on less than flat surfaces. People who don't well assess their parking spots on sloped surfaces, I mean. I have the same sw motech thing that works well, but the metal bottom is a bit slippery. I like the further lifting and softening with a plastic puck idea.
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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #6 on: February 06, 2023, 09:07:40 pm
    February 06, 2023, 09:07:40 pm
    I will try and post some pics of what I did later today.

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    Re: Side Stand
    Reply #7 on: February 06, 2023, 10:43:07 pm
    February 06, 2023, 10:43:07 pm
    Thats very kind thank you!.