Yamaha Thundercats
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

side stand

+6
Rosco
0ldcat
bobh
greencat
andy600r
hutch2064
10 posters

Go down

side stand Empty side stand

Post  hutch2064 Fri Mar 09 2012, 23:34

my cat seems to lean quite far over on side stand is this the norm and if so has anyone found a fix for this.
hutch2064
hutch2064
7Bronze
7Bronze

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 84
Registration date : 2011-11-03


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  andy600r Fri Mar 09 2012, 23:56

has your bike been raised up at the back because iv heard that can affect the stand position. If not i dont know sorry

Andy
andy600r
andy600r
6Bronze
6Bronze

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 59
Hobbies : job - plant operator. biking, drawing, mechanical interests
Registration date : 2011-10-02


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  greencat Sat Mar 10 2012, 00:00

The stands do vary a lot in the amount of lean they cause.
Mine had the opposite problem and left the bike too upright. So much so that on one occasion, on an adverse camber and having just got off the bike, it actually fell away from me. :o Fortunately I caught it in time! Would have been hugely embarrasing Embarassed
Post a pic up and folk can compare, but I'd rather it leant over further than not!

Chris

__________________________________
I'm not just a 'cat, I'm an IAMs  'cat.  side stand Iam_mc10
greencat
greencat
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1558
Hobbies : Computers/Landscape/Travel/Sleep
Humour : Lots of things make me laugh!
Registration date : 2008-11-08


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  bobh Sat Mar 10 2012, 00:02

I think "They all do that, Sir."

It worried me at first, but I've just got used to it. I console myself with the thought that the bike won't topple over in the garage/car park/yard etc. if one of the tyres goes down overnight.

If the bike's been jacked up at the back to make the handling sharper, it will be more noticeable. If it hasn't, you could drop the front a bit to get the same effect on the handling and at the same time the bike won't lean so far on the stand.

If it really worries you, the easiest "cure" is to carry a bit of wood or plastic round in your pocket - either a proper puck or just some old skirting board.
bobh
bobh
3Gold
3Gold

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 788
Hobbies : Retired engineer
Humour : Yes please (did I answer the wrong question?)
Registration date : 2008-11-09


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  0ldcat Sat Mar 10 2012, 00:06

Tis true . . . if the bike has been jacked up it will effect the lean angle when on side-stand.
Another thing to check is . . . has the bike been lowered in it's history and the side-stand shortened to suit ? And subsequently been re-raised (to normal hight) and the stand not repaired/replaced ?
0ldcat
0ldcat
founder

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 5215
Hobbies : Motorcycling, Cooking, Rugby
Humour : It shrank in the wash
Registration date : 2008-11-05


https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org

Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  Rosco Sat Mar 10 2012, 06:50

0c's got his thinking cap on tonight for solving conundrums Wink
If you still have to put a lot of effort into pulling it over I wouldn't worry about it.

You could get the measuring tape and camera out for the 'normal' cats to compare with.



Rosco
Rosco
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 6639
Humour : Oh Go On Then
Registration date : 2008-11-06


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  0ldcat Sat Mar 10 2012, 09:17

Ooooh lets compare side-stands naughty

lachen
0ldcat
0ldcat
founder

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 5215
Hobbies : Motorcycling, Cooking, Rugby
Humour : It shrank in the wash
Registration date : 2008-11-05


https://www.yamaha-thundercats.org

Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  hutch2064 Sat Mar 10 2012, 09:44

will mesure mine when i get a chance (hope this isn't going to go where i'm thinking it might) and re cat rear is normal...i think hagon rear shock...the front has been dropped about 25mm but am running a 120/70 on front, but there seems to be a lot of play where the side stand is bolted to frame.
hutch2064
hutch2064
7Bronze
7Bronze

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 84
Registration date : 2011-11-03


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  past-it Sat Mar 10 2012, 09:51

Had the same problem on my bike with play in the side stand pivot, filed the jaws of the stand flat and fitted a shim to remove the play.
avatar
past-it
6Silver
6Silver

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 357
Registration date : 2011-11-22


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  PETERYZF Mon Mar 12 2012, 16:23

Does anyone wonder why all bikes dont have a centre main stand. This been my first bike in a long time , it suprised me that alot of bikes dont fit them. Is there any provision for one on this bike.
PETERYZF
PETERYZF
1Bronze
1Bronze

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 5
Hobbies : Self Employed Car Mechanic
Humour : Need course on bikes.
Registration date : 2012-03-09


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  SteveCat Mon Mar 12 2012, 16:28

Sorry, no provision at all.

Think the exhaust gets in the way of one having been factory fitted (guess a cost saving element too).
SteveCat
SteveCat
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 5094
Humour : You've gotta be joking
Registration date : 2008-11-06


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Side Stand height

Post  NeilAllso Wed Jul 29 2020, 10:07

Hello All,
I was wondering where I could get a shorter stand as my bike has been lowered quite a bit, so the bike sits very upright indeed.

I have hunted ebay and most look totally rubbish.
NeilAllso
NeilAllso
New Member
New Member

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 1
Hobbies : bikes and guitars
Humour : dark as hell
Registration date : 2020-05-28


Back to top Go down

side stand Empty Re: side stand

Post  Rosco Mon Aug 03 2020, 17:00

If you can find a trusty engineer / welder then cutting a small section out below where the spring attaches and strongly welding up again could be an option.

Probably worth getting a spare thundercat sidestand to play with to allow you to put it back as it was if needed.

My only worry would be if it would be strong enough and if not then blame the engineer/welder.

Good Luck
Rosco
Rosco
Rosco
Admin2
Admin2

Male Status :
Online
Offline

Number of posts : 6639
Humour : Oh Go On Then
Registration date : 2008-11-06


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum