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My '05 LT power center stand rattles way too much, and I can't see anything loose or worn, except the shaft is loose in the guide, but I don't know if it's supposed to be that loose or not. Any ideas? Local dealer says don't worry about it but it makes a lot of noise and other riders are always telling me something is coming loose on my bike.
 

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bmrbob said:
My '05 LT power center stand rattles way too much, and I can't see anything loose or worn, except the shaft is loose in the guide, but I don't know if it's supposed to be that loose or not. Any ideas? Local dealer says don't worry about it but it makes a lot of noise and other riders are always telling me something is coming loose on my bike.
Are the rubber bumpers still intact?
 

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Are you sure you are not hearing the floating rear rotor rattle? When it is cool, reach under and try to rattle the rotor from side to side.

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The rubber bumper is still there, and the rotor does move, but it's a floating rotor and it does have to have some play in it, so it does make some noise, and I don't know how much is acceptable. But the center stand motor has play in the shaft that goes through a rotating fitting. There is some play there, and when the motor is running and I hold that shaft, the rattling stops. So do I need some new parts there to tighten it up or is it supposed to stay loose?
 

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If it is rattling that means it is dry and using it that way does put a stress on the actuator. I try to keep mine lubed up with some sticky grease and that way there is no rattle. There are two plastic bushings that the pin rides in - they could be missing in action and could also contribute to a nasty rattle. Unfortunately they are not listed as a replacement part.
 

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What kind of sticky grease do you use, and doesn't it just get full of dirt and grit?
 
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