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post #1 of 4 Old Aug 15th, 2007, 2:27 am Thread Starter
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Hydraulic centre stand question?


I recently bought an LT from a dealer, at the time of the test ride I noted some banging underneath, they changed the rear rotor and when I collected the bike, it was improved.

Since riding the LT more since bringing it home I can still detect some banging underneath, I feel it through the foot pegs, happens on smooth roads not just rough surfaces.

I have had the lower Tupperware off and the only thing I can see that is loose and could cause this is the hydraulic stand, when I say the stand, I mean the piston not the stand itself. It’s only slightly lose and when I tap it gently it does make contact with the underside of the bike, metal to metal.

Are these hydraulic pistons generally a little loose, I have to return to my dealer tomorrow for them to investigate.

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post #2 of 4 Old Aug 15th, 2007, 2:37 am
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Hi Rob,

the piston shaft pulls the centerstand forward when the hydraulic cylinder is compressed by the pump motor. The hole in the centerstand transversal axle through which the shaft goes, is a bit loose but it should not be making any noise against anything. At least mine doesn't...

Have the dealer check the centerstand assembly since if anything gets wrong later, it might get expensive.


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post #3 of 4 Old Aug 15th, 2007, 11:43 am Thread Starter
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Hi Ari,

Many thanks for that info, yes the shaft does move slightly on mine, but also my hydraulic cylinder actually moves/rattles slightly when touched/tapped and this is making contact with the under-side.

From what you say it would seem mine is not as secure as it should be, I will get the dealer to check this area as I believe this is where the noise/feeling of banging is coming from.

Thank you again, now I have more information I can pursue the dealer more aggressively to correct this.

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post #4 of 4 Old Aug 16th, 2007, 6:44 pm
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i think u should take it of yours and swap with mine a manual one
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