ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-30-2010, 08:34 AM   #1546
Toro One
Ancient FighterPilot
 
Toro One's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Rhode Island
Oddometer: 68
sidestand fix

I started with the old touratech foot which had some thickness, but I lost it to a rock last summer. The newer foot is just a sandwich of steel below and aluminum on top and no height increase. Part no. 300-0134 cost about $30.
I cut out a piece of very hard wood and got longer bolts to sandwich the wood, and it has worked well for about 10,000 mi.
Attached Images
 
Toro One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 08:38 AM   #1547
dang
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Westport or Olympia WA
Oddometer: 457
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravel Seeker
Mine is also very loose where it's attached to the frame (can't tighten it any more than it is), but I think I'll try to bend the tab first and then see where that leaves me.
By the way, the extender I have is here,

http://www.jesseluggage.com/xtender.html#kickstand

I was going to weld an extension on but it was one of those times that I had work but not much time. Nicely made unit.
dang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 08:41 AM   #1548
dang
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Westport or Olympia WA
Oddometer: 457
Nice one toro. That could work with a hockey puck too. Now is probably a good time to note that if you go decorating your side stand like some of us have you'd better disable the switch. Otherwise you'll be tearing the front of the bike down trying to figure out why it cuts out on bumps or extreme left turns.
dang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 09:14 AM   #1549
Gravel Seeker
Thomas
 
Gravel Seeker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Oddometer: 3,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by dang
Nice one toro. That could work with a hockey puck too. Now is probably a good time to note that if you go decorating your side stand like some of us have you'd better disable the switch. Otherwise you'll be tearing the front of the bike down trying to figure out why it cuts out on bumps or extreme left turns.
I was dreading that mod so much and it turned out to be a 5 minute job
__________________
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)

Gravel Seekers.com

Hey !
It's the African ant eater ritual !
Gravel Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #1550
Gravel Seeker
Thomas
 
Gravel Seeker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Oddometer: 3,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by dang
By the way, the extender I have is here,

http://www.jesseluggage.com/xtender.html#kickstand

I was going to weld an extension on but it was one of those times that I had work but not much time. Nicely made unit.
That's cool. But I'm not really looking for an even longer sidestand though, just another angle.

I've also broken off the loop that's welded on the sidestand so I'm thinking about picking up a universal MX sidestand from a local shop and trying to fit that after I bend the frame tab.
__________________
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)

Gravel Seekers.com

Hey !
It's the African ant eater ritual !
Gravel Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 10:00 AM   #1551
Toro One
Ancient FighterPilot
 
Toro One's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Rhode Island
Oddometer: 68
disable

Thanks Dang. I had the switch problem very early on. Dealer fixed but would not disable. Can you point me to some guidance for disabling?




Quote:
Originally Posted by dang
Nice one toro. That could work with a hockey puck too. Now is probably a good time to note that if you go decorating your side stand like some of us have you'd better disable the switch. Otherwise you'll be tearing the front of the bike down trying to figure out why it cuts out on bumps or extreme left turns.
Toro One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 10:26 AM   #1552
dang
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Westport or Olympia WA
Oddometer: 457
Let me see if I can find a note about it. I just cut one wire on the switch side and folded it back and heatshrinked. The question is which wire. I can't remember but I think one of them goes on to serve a purpose in some other circuit. I'll try to find it.
dang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 10:32 AM   #1553
dang
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Westport or Olympia WA
Oddometer: 457
I'll have to check my Bike when I see it Sunday night. I took a look at the CG FAQ but I seem to remember that it was confusing or wrong or something. Perhaps I jumped two wires but I thought I clipped one. Maybe someone else can chime in.
Dan

Here's a post,
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...destand+switch

Looks like brown and white. If you do it on the stand side of the plug which resides a short way from the switch you (or a future owner) can always go back to stock by just installing a new switch.

dang screwed with this post 01-30-2010 at 10:41 AM
dang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #1554
tmotten
Lefthand ride Dutchy
 
tmotten's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary
Oddometer: 2,449
I tried that hokey puck mod, but one fell off, and the other is falling apart. I'd prefer to just bend something rather than adding more stuff to this bike.

This side stand is crap though. It flexes an awful amount when you place it. I've also lost one of those spring tabs. Who's idea of location for that was that. Lucky there's two.
tmotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 05:11 PM   #1555
TwoDuckDad
Adventurer
 
TwoDuckDad's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Tigard, OR
Oddometer: 44
02 Dakar Farklefest

I just posted the goods here: http://f650.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=228326
__________________
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are probably right.

2002 BMW F650GS Dakar
2005 Honda Rune (aka "The Lambo")
2005 Ducati 999S Superbike
TwoDuckDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 05:52 PM   #1556
herrhelmet
A Serious Man
 
herrhelmet's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: USA West
Oddometer: 2,361
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmotten
What do you do? Bolt a big bar onto it and bend it with that?
Use a couple of stainless hoseclamps and 1 meter large diameter pipe. Clamp to the sidestand and you can move the whole mounting point just enough to dramatically change the angle of the sidestand.

It does not take very much movement! After you get a good gentle push stand the bike up again and you will find that it does make a big difference.

Not for the faint hearted. Could you break it? Maybe. Alway good to have a good welder as a friend.
__________________
"Your bike is too heavy" www.motolithium.com TWITTER
herrhelmet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 10:26 PM   #1557
TwoDuckDad
Adventurer
 
TwoDuckDad's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Tigard, OR
Oddometer: 44
02 Dakar Farklefest

okay...I didn't want to completely repost my Farklefest but I'll toss out a teaser...here's a video link http://twoduckdad.smugmug.com/TDD-Mo...419_Fi7dE-A-LB

__________________
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are probably right.

2002 BMW F650GS Dakar
2005 Honda Rune (aka "The Lambo")
2005 Ducati 999S Superbike
TwoDuckDad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2010, 10:49 PM   #1558
Powermel1
Adventurer in Training
 
Powermel1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Maldon, Aust.
Oddometer: 357
Quote:
Originally Posted by shearboy2004
All i did was to disconnect the battery then plug in my GPS to the accessory port to drain any charge , reconnected the battery and everything reset to perfect running order.
Treid to do the same thing (my trip meter keeps resetting back to 320 Km and my clock to 0:00, everything else is OK). Got a reading of 0.5V at the socket with the battery disconnected. Tried to run a soldering iron and a cyclepump compressor (based on assumption that they would drain it quickly) but didn't seem to operate either, and still have 0.5v showing at socket.

Do I need to use something which will drain is slower but for longer? Is the volt reading what others were getting or just 'background'?
Thanks
__________________
Life is an Adventure
DR650, BMW K1 by 2, BMW R850R
"I learned that the richness of life is found in adventure. There is stagnation only in security"
William Orville Douglas
Powermel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 02:29 AM   #1559
Gravel Seeker
Thomas
 
Gravel Seeker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Dreary old Norway, dreaming of adventures past
Oddometer: 3,823
Quote:
Originally Posted by Powermel1
Treid to do the same thing (my trip meter keeps resetting back to 320 Km and my clock to 0:00, everything else is OK). Got a reading of 0.5V at the socket with the battery disconnected. Tried to run a soldering iron and a cyclepump compressor (based on assumption that they would drain it quickly) but didn't seem to operate either, and still have 0.5v showing at socket.

Do I need to use something which will drain is slower but for longer? Is the volt reading what others were getting or just 'background'?
Thanks
0,5V is what the Voltmeter is using when "on".


























just kidding
__________________
'01 F650 Dakar - modified as best I can

2005: Australia - 8 months/ 26.000 km (anti clockwise circle)
2009: Norway - 2 weeks/ 6000 km (Lindesnes to North cape)

Gravel Seekers.com

Hey !
It's the African ant eater ritual !
Gravel Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2010, 02:34 AM   #1560
Powermel1
Adventurer in Training
 
Powermel1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Maldon, Aust.
Oddometer: 357
So look somehwere else?

Fuse?
__________________
Life is an Adventure
DR650, BMW K1 by 2, BMW R850R
"I learned that the richness of life is found in adventure. There is stagnation only in security"
William Orville Douglas
Powermel1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014