Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
side stand, almost rolled off while sitting there
In my brief five weeks of a BMW ownership, the first 3.5 weeks spending countless hours on the forum learning about the 1100RT, I read about the problems with the center stands rusting / breaking from lack of lubrication, problems with the side stand, and decided to lube that bike.
I assumed to do the same on the LT, which I did right away using Boeshield T-9.
Went for a ride today, parked on what looked like a perfectly level parking area, and out of the corner of my eye it appeared the bike was starting to roll forward while on the side stand. Sure enough, had I not quickly grabbed the brake, it would have keeled over.
I always attempt to park heading up some kind of incline. Started using 1/2" board under the stand this evening for overnight parking. Good tip on using reverse for the center stand! I will have to try that for winter storage.
Should the side stand not have been lubed? Is there an adjustment for amount of friction it takes to move the stand? This is the last thing I expected to be an issue on this bike. Half tempted to spray some salt water in there and let it gunk up a bit.
I also noticed it sometime shuts off when the side stand it put down, other times not.
How do I tighten the side stand, do I need to do something with the neutral safety?
Goes in the shop Tuesday, good a time as any to get whatever needs fixed, done.
Thanks in advance!