Originally Posted by tserts
My freaking side stand gave up! Just as I parked outside the bank doing some chores today, I took it out and proceeded to descending only to realize that the bike didn't stop where it should but kept on going until crashing on the ground...
I managed to stay out of its way and when I picked her back up, I noticed the side-stand was facing towards the front (90 degrees clockwise further from where it should be..
It has failed at the top, right below the bolt.
Would you recommend getting a used one or welding the trashed one
I admit that I didn't treat the side stand very gently but I believe it's kind of rare to get that, especially on a 2000 model...
I would buy a new one.
1999 XRV 750 Africa Twin
1996 XL 600v Transalp
"Almost no other bike has the road presence of the Africa Twin and cars seem to melt out of its way, once they see the angry glare of its lights in their mirrors." ...