Another fix for a worn out kickstand rubber is simply a couple of layers of shrink fit tubing. My light bulbs haven't gone out at all much less multiple times. I am curious about the actual length of y'all's extended stands. Yes, this should be a quick fix. I have a 2004, 1100 V Star Classic,,,,and last night someone backed into my bike in the parking lot. Many bikes have a cut-off switch on the kickstand, so make sure that the kickstand is up as well. All you need to do this is a piece of electric tape. Loosen the clutch cable if the clutch needs to actuate more strongly and provide more power to the wheel. Zipperhead Frankenberry Bronze Member. a great number of human beings are determining to purchase cruisers or city motorcycles now, and a few of those are around $4 hundred or so. They pushed it about 2' backwards and bent the kickstand (also the front fender). I believe it's just something you have to work at until your technique becomes "muscle memory". It leaned way over to the left while on the stand. So, I just put down my kickstand and heard a pop. If you don't have this on your bike, the vehicle will completely turn off while it's in use. She said she doesn't care, but she just had her driveway paved last year and I know that she does. So i kept doing more test and on page 8-80 it shows you how to test the "starting circuit cut-off relay" by just connecting a multimeter to two probes on the connector plug. Just use a small amount of throttle and the engine should fire. In this tutorial, we learn how to bypass the kickstand safety switch on a motorcycle. loose kickstand Saw my buddy Chuck tonite. I know the kickstand does lock itself in, but my 2001 HD Road King didn't do this the way my 2006 does. I have it adjusted all the way out and it sits just right. Joined: Aug 5, 2013 Messages: 1,949 Likes Received: 250 Location: pennsylvania USA Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding: 2013 victory hammer. I've got an 07 Street Bob. That's 1 1/2 " vertical, not angled like the stand, so I don't think 1" extended would be enough to fix it. Here’s the way to do it. that is worth thinking. F ... A forum community dedicated to the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycle. It comes down to the type of kickstand you have and the type of bolt it uses to attach to your bike. Most motorcycle manufacturers recommend filling up motorcycle fuel tanks with the kickstand up because it puts the tank in the optimal position. Discussion Click here to cancel reply. Center stands are permanently installed on the motorcycle usually in addition to a kickstand or side stand. It actually managed to move the rubber stop that is mounted to the frame and was banging metal to metal. You will also have to be careful when moving the bike around in the garage or elsewhere. Pretty basic really, I used a die grinder with a carbide bit working slow and removing a little at a time on the kickstand. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 11 of 11 Posts. OK, @Zipperhead Frankenberry, For a Kickstand fix (Scout) go to 'Where did you ride today?' I have an 09 nightster and my kickstand drags when I corner left and I don't have to very hard. I've never done one like that myself. the mechanism is sound but for me … on this forum and open Post 1831. To my annoyance, I noticed that the forward kickstand mounting lug had broken from the engine case. If you got questions, I'm right here Buddy,..... Alpal #38 Alpal, Oct 28, 2019. Put your motorcycle up on its kickstand. 2 1 0. the center stand will solve your pucker issues. Prepay or use a credit card if necessary to activate the pump, then put the nozzle all the way into the fuel door. After doing that I didn't get any continuity which indicated that the starting circuit cut-off relay was fried. I've posted a couple of pictures of the bike with one of them being where I think the leak is coming from (shift shaft seal). Without it your, Harley-Davidson kickstand will not work and you will not be able to stand your motorcycle up. If you have broke your kickstand switch, you can easily bypass it while you are on the road so you can set your bike. put frame rail back on your bike and Bobs your uncle. mine's already fallen, thank GOd I was between the bike and car. Do not pull at the spring you can hurt yourself, the spring and damage your motorcycle. Discuss the GSX-R600, GSX-R750, GSX-R1000, and GSX-R1100, and more! Then hook your spring onto the stand and frame piece and put your stand on in the up position, your bolt hole will be just out of line. Just seemed scary! You can adjust the idle screw while the bike is off, but it’s better to do it when the bike is on so that the engine can adjust slowly to the change while there’s gas running through it. I've done some research and it doesn't look like a big deal to fix myself at all. Extension arm clamps onto your kickstand, aiding in swinging standard kickstand into the desired position. If you don't keep a little grease on it, it will really get tight. He evidently had spent a lot of time sitting on the bike parked, (he's 6'4" 250+) and it had pried apart. Thanks. I can feel it in the peg and hear it over more substantial bumps. Somehow my kickstand got bent, not sure how. Polaris never replied - big surprise. My problem is the kickstand is fairly loose and bangs against the stop while riding. VIDEO-In this Free video we show you how to remove & replace the spring on your Harley Davidson “jiffy” kickstand. Having the bike in neutral will disable the kickstand shutoff. The chrome hasn't peeled off my ignition button. We go even further and show you how to inspect and service the jiffy stand to include what grease to use. So, if your dealer has already replaced the kickstand safety switch (and maybe even the kickstand and the tension spring), the only other fix … And the kickstand bolt probably only ought to be tightened. How to fix kickstand kill switch? For an engine to start, it must have compression, spark, and fuel. yet once you haven't any longer maintained it many times, it would desire a significant tuneup/overhaul. It only affected a handful of Scouts but it took months for the new tune to 'fix' it (it really didn't fix it but that is another story). The easy fix is to put the Brown up first, but there may be some interference problems. Took me awhile to figure out, figured I must have been getting weak as it seemed harder to lift it off the stand. Follow this procedure: Sandwich your bicycle's chainstays between the top plate and the bottom plate (which is attached to the kickstand). Explore Our Forums. Wait at least 2 minutes for the engine to get hot and reach a stable temperature and speed. 72 Posts #4 • Oct 8, 2015. Rodd and Zipperhead Frankenberry like this. The Harley kickstand spring is a critical part of your motorcycle. Recommended … The bend was very slight but it multiplied the lean on the stand several fold. Discussion Starter • #1 • Aug 15, 2011. Getting on from the other side requires you to take the weight off the kickstand. Two wheeled physics (Squid Farm) General Bike Talk GSX-R1000 General Forum 06-07 GSX-R600/750 Pics and Vids. Fortunately, I think I've figured it out. Part of owning a classic motorcycle is learning how to start your bike in as few kicks as possible. Is there any good fix to make an asphalt driveway look like new after a kickstand has left a hole in it? If your kickstand closes, or you don’t get your foot down in time, your motorcycle will tip over. Features a clean, polished look to blend in with your motorcycle. Anyway I took it off and heated it to bend it back. Big, heavy cruisers don’t generally have center stands due to their weight. We show you the proper way to easily remove the spring, so … however the main … Loosen the clutch cable adjuster bolts near the crankcase using a 13 or 15 millimetre wrench until there is a small amount of play in the cable. But, I am sure it is somewhat normal. I have had times that I wondered if I was going to get it down or not. I just checked mine and it isn't bent or cracked. If the motorcycle has been running and the engine is already hot, you won't need as much power to get it going. pull your stand forward and slide the bolt back in. Climbing onto the motorcycle from the kickstand side guarantees the weight of your bike will be against the kickstand. aspen874 Well-Known Member. What it was on his bike was that the kickstand fork (knuckle)had spread apart where it fits on the mount. This actually worked rather well for him. Then I used a cutoff wheel on the kickstand stop (on the frame), again slow and steady, removing a little at a time. Then take the bolt that hold sthe kickstand on and the stand will come off. Full Forum Listing. Lifetime Supporting Member . I recently added the passenger pillion and it really likes to drag now when my gf is on the back. Now the problem is mine to hash out. I have two questions regarding this predicament: 1) What is the most commonly used method to fix this problem (I assume this has happened to others). Regards, Marie I decided to do some modifications to my kickstand after it started to bend. Any such heating would have to be done carefully and at enough red-heat, to avoid weakening the stand. Like x 1; Feb 14, 2016 #69. rodhotter Well-Known Member. After testing the kickstand switch it showed it had continuity on the multimeter which indicates it works. I talked to my dealer about it and he put in a request to have it replaced under warranty. 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