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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 5th, 2014, 9:40 am Thread Starter
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SAFETY!

Yesterday I ran over something with my '99 LT. I stopped and checked the bike and the rear tire,only the rear tire because I didn't feel the front run anything over. Turns out my center stand, or at least half of it is what I ran over. It broke right at the weld on the left side. The bike had not been on the center stand for more than a month.I think everyone who has a manual center stand needs to have it checked!
If anyone has converted to 3 wheels and still has the old stand please let me know, it seems I need one.
Ride safe,
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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 5th, 2014, 11:53 am
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Re: SAFETY!

Might try the dealer for warranty on the stand. I got a free stand for the '85 in about '95. They didn't pay the labor to put it on.

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Re: SAFETY!

I have had 2 breaks on my centre stand!

In hind sight, both were caused due to bottoming out over speed humps where the centre stand took the substantial hit. Both happened when two up and at walking pace.

The force bent the pivot bolts and mashed to O rings.

In the repair the first time, I shortened the main legs by 10mm - 3/8ths inch.
It's amazing the difference it makes to hauling the bike onto the centre stand.

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post #4 of 5 Old Mar 8th, 2014, 11:53 am Thread Starter
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Re: SAFETY!

A couple of hours in the work shop and the center stand is rewelded and reinforced. It will be nice to have my center stand back.
On a side note the bike fell on it's right side the last time I tried to put it on the center stand, I'm guessing that is when it broke it just took it about a month to fail the rest of the way and fall off.
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Might try the dealer for warranty on the stand. I got a free stand for the '85 in about '95. They didn't pay the labor to put it on.
You must be kidding I guess. The bike must be over 10yrs old...

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