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post #1 of 4 Old Mar 31st, 2008, 12:05 am Thread Starter
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Locking side stand

Mate of mine has an 01 Harley, when the bike is rested on the side stand
it forces the stand to rise up into a groove which locks the side stand solid. It's brilliant...
Has anyone thought of a modifying for LT to do the same ?

One of the problems I have noticed since buying the LT is that when the engine is turned off after the front brake is applied it tends to roll forward if on a slight down slope, until you apply more front brake due to the ABS-Servos. Ideally you park up-hill but this is not always possible especially when
stopping on the side of the road.
Locking the rest would prevent it collapsing back if this happens.


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post #2 of 4 Old Mar 31st, 2008, 12:10 am
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Re: Locking side stand

You might just want to leave it in gear and let it roll until it stops then put the side stand down. I use this method on my RT (where I learned it) as well. Plus I bought the Wunderlich sidestand foot to give more ground contact. Seems to work well enough for me.

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post #3 of 4 Old Mar 31st, 2008, 8:25 am
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Re: Locking side stand

Tony some type of locking mechanism sounds like a great idea.
I personally do not trust the side stand so never use it.

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post #4 of 4 Old Mar 31st, 2008, 11:40 am
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Re: Locking side stand

On Rt's you can buy a police verison side stand that has a little bolt head that locks into a hole when pressure is on it, won't roll forward.

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