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post #1 of 16 Old 03-24-2011, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Side Stand Rubbing On Swingarm

The sidestand of my '09 rubs on my swingarm when it's up; enough that it's wearing off the metallic label there. Anybody have any quick and easy ways to get it to stick out away from the swingarm a little more when it's up?

I'm going to be bypassing my sidestand switch here in a couple of weeks and thought this might be a good time to take care of both problems at once.

Any ideas would be appreciated!



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post #2 of 16 Old 03-24-2011, 01:51 PM
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same problem here. eventually going to take a grinding wheel to the back of the stand and remove a little material off the foot.

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That's a good idea; actually never thought of that. I use one of those sink-no-bobs that I've got flush with the back of the stand foot, but I could just trim it off, too. I only need another 1/4" or so of clearance, probably not even that much but thought I'd go for a little more.

I don't have any welding capabilities, but was thinking of maybe finding a spot where the stand passes the bracket and maybe JB-welding a washer or something there so when the kickstand goes up, it rests on the washer and sticks out farther.

Might just be easier to remove some material as you noted.



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Is the sidestand bolt tight?

I would think you could bend the big honkin' bracket the side stand is mounted on. Get a big crescent wrench on it or whack it with a hammer.

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Is the sidestand bolt tight?

I would think you could bend the big honkin' bracket the side stand is mounted on. Get a big crescent wrench on it or whack it with a hammer.
Haven't checked the tightness of the pivot bolt, but there seems to be a lot of slop/play in it. I'll do that before I proceed further.



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Same thing happened to mine. Eat your Wheaties and bend that mofo back about an eight of an inch.
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Same thing happened to mine. Eat your Wheaties and bend that mofo back about an eight of an inch.
You're talking about the bracket, right? Sounds fun. I like beating things with hammers.

Had a class at work and they asked us how we relieved stress. One guy said, "A bag full of kittens and a hammer.



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You could beat the bracket iwth a hammer. I just yanked on the stand.
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but just notices that my sidestand has taken a nice slice out of my swingarm from the same rubbing.

Fixing the rubbing, probably not an issue, but what to do about my new swingarm notch? It's about 2mm deep. A little Quicksteel or similar epoxy to cover the damage or take it to one of my welder friends and have them draw a nice bead down the slot?
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