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Old 06-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #17386
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Did they put a roadie stand on a XC?

The bottom of the legs are painted when new, will scratch off when used. No rubber where they touch the ground.

The part that extends back on the left side is the top stop, where the stand tops out. It has a rubber bumper on it, probably where the hole is you're seeing.

I'll see if I can find a diagram.


EDIT: Okay, here's the centerstand diagram. There is a short and a long centerstand - one for roadie and one for XC. If yours doesn't lift the bike they put the short one on. Seems your dealer is an idiot. LOL Just have them ship you the right one. Take the wrong one off and send it back. Put a couple of tie-down straps between two poles or stationary object to hold the bike up while you RR the stand. You have to remove the side stand to install the center. Otherwise it's a pretty easy job.

In this diagram the top is the left side. So item 3 is the part that extends back behind the left footpeg - it's where the stand stops when stowed in the up position. A rubber bump stop (7) is what the stand hits when stowed.

Rubber bump stops number 7 on the stand legs are to keep the stand from hitting the swingarm when fully extended - as in no weight, like going over a bump. Yes, it's a crappy design, but it does work. As long as the bumpers are there it is reasonably quiet.

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #17387
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Thank you Browneye, I bet you are correct about them installing the roadie stand instead of the XC. My upstop bracket has the rubber stopper, the missing bolt is just behind the side stand on the up stop bracket.

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Old 06-22-2013, 08:15 AM   #17388
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I had the new center stand (recall) installed on my 800XC 3 weeks ago. Like an idiot I did not test at the shop before leaving (idiot, I know). Put the bike on the center stand a few minutes ago for the first time and it is so short it does not lift the back or front tires off the ground. I knew something was wrong as it took no effort to put on the stand. I also noticed black paint on the garage floor where the stand slid a bit. Did they forget to install rubber plates on the bottom of the stand or did they just install the wrong stand? Additionally, it appears there is a bolt missing on the Upstop Bracket (plate that extends backward from the side kickstand). Can someone post a picture of their recalled center stand from the left hand side of the bike? Unfortunately my dealer is over 200 miles away.

FBJ913, we bought our bikes at the same shop in KC. Hoping you will reply with your thoughts on this situation. Please be kind, I am already kicking myself for not testing before leaving. Bad experience at the shop and left frustrated, even more reason to have tested.

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You had the stand installed in Kansas City? They are usually pretty good about maintenance stuff. Sounds like a good excuse to ride 200 miles today I know that's probably not on your list of things to do today. I'll PM you some details and who to talk to. They read this forum sometimes too as the owner has an 800xc... I'm sure they will make it right. I think the above posters are correct. You got a rodie stand.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:58 AM   #17389
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Thanks Guys for the replies. I agree it must be the roadie stand and have contacted the dealer. Awaiting a call back.

Have a great weekend,
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #17390
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Next project - Handlebars.

I already have Rox Risers, but due to ongoing tendon issues in both elbows I'm going to try to further improve ergonomics. I'm going to be using a set of Fly Racing Aero Tapered Mini bars:



These are narrow bars similar to their "woods" version, but with a couple additional degrees of sweep. Since handlebar measurement techniques vary from one manufacturer to the next, it's a partial guess as to exactly what I will gain in terms of pullback, sweep, rise, etc. But I do know these bars are 60mm narrower than stock, which means the grips will be moved in about 1.2" on each side. I should gain an additional inch or more of height over stock, and combined with the additional sweep may have the bars a couple inches back. I may or may not ditch the Rox risers. I will have to drill holes for the heated grip wiring, and tap the inside of the bars to accommodate the triumph bar inserts. A bit of work, but it should be worth it.

This is what this series of handlebar looks like, though this is not the mini version I purchased:





They should arrive later this week.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:59 PM   #17391
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Dealer agreed it must be the roadie stand and will ship me the XC stand next week. Thanks again for the quick replies and have a great weekend.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:56 AM   #17392
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and tap the inside of the bars to accommodate the triumph bar inserts.
This is your chance to change the hand guards or just use the Barkbuster fitting kit inserts to mount your existing ones. http://www.chainspeed.co.uk/products...tting-Kit.html
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:05 AM   #17393
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This is your chance to change the hand guards or just use the Barkbuster fitting kit inserts to mount your existing ones. http://www.chainspeed.co.uk/products...tting-Kit.html
The bike doesn't see any hard core off road use, so I'm fine with continuing to use the stock hand guards. I am interested in the inserts though, but I need to better understand how I can use them in conjunction with the triumph heated grips and internal wiring. Anyone done this before?
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #17394
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The bike doesn't see any hard core off road use, so I'm fine with continuing to use the stock hand guards. I am interested in the inserts though, but I need to better understand how I can use them in conjunction with the triumph heated grips and internal wiring. Anyone done this before?
Can't see any way you can use the BarkBuster Spines with the Triumph oem (totally shite) handguards. They are completely different shapes. The barkbusters do not effect the heated grips in any way.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #17395
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Can't see any way you can use the BarkBuster Spines with the Triumph oem (totally shite) handguards. They are completely different shapes. The barkbusters do not effect the heated grips in any way.
What about the barkbuster handlebar inserts? Do they interfere with the heated grip wiring that runs inside the handlebars?
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #17396
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What about the barkbuster handlebar inserts? Do they interfere with the heated grip wiring that runs inside the handlebars?
I'm not sure what inserts you're referring to, but I have the Barkbusters with the OEM heated grips and there's no issue.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:21 PM   #17397
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here is what i accomplished today! i'm way happier with this than that shotty tool tube! also rode in the pouring rain on these dirty north dakota highways. it looks like i rode through 100 muddy puddles.

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Old 06-24-2013, 06:09 AM   #17398
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here is what i accomplished today! i'm way happier with this than that shotty tool tube! also rode in the pouring rain on these dirty north dakota highways. it looks like i rode through 100 muddy puddles.

Nicely done! However, I do wonder about the chain grease. I dont know about your bike but with me everything in that area gets covered in dots of grease in no time. I am still looking for a solution to that (other than not greasing the chain...).
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:14 AM   #17399
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Nicely done! However, I do wonder about the chain grease. I dont know about your bike but with me everything in that area gets covered in dots of grease in no time. I am still looking for a solution to that (other than not greasing the chain...).
you use grease on your chain? or are you just talking about normal chain lube. after the lube is dry it shouldn't fling around. on the o-ring chains you don't need much. just enough to keep the thing from rusting away. i don't want to get into another chain lube discussion... but some riders say WD-40 is all you need for an o-ring chain. search the web and you will find many opinions.
also, i dont expect it to stay clean. its on a motorcycle after all...
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:20 AM   #17400
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you use grease on your chain? or are you just talking about normal chain lube. after the lube is dry it shouldn't fling around. on the o-ring chains you don't need much. just enough to keep the thing from rusting away. i don't want to get into another chain lube discussion... but some riders say WD-40 is all you need for an o-ring chain. search the web and you will find many opinions.
also, i dont expect it to stay clean. its on a motorcycle after all...
From my expierence, WD-40 on a KLR chain every few hundred miles and again after pressure washing the chain got me 20,000 miles. I then replaced the chain and both sprockets.

I have been using WD-40 on the Tiger, but its flinging onto the hard parts.

It didn't fling as much on the KLR.
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