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Post  hutch2064 on 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.
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Post  andy600r on 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

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Post  greencat on 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!

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Post  bobh on 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.
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Post  0ldcat on 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 ?
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Post  Rosco on 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.



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Post  0ldcat on Sat Mar 10 2012, 09:17

Ooooh lets compare side-stands naughty

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Post  hutch2064 on 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.
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Post  past-it on 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.
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Post  PETERYZF on 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.
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Post  SteveCat on 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).
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Post  NeilAllso on 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.
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Post  Rosco on 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
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