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Old 01-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Center stand security

Well not really security, but I couldn't think of the right word
I would love to take the damn thing off, but I feel I need it for that trailside flat tire or when my bike is loaded down with gear.
My problem is the thing is always bouncing down and digging into the dirt, I'm not planting potato's on the trail, so I really cant use that feature.
I've tried heavy duty zip ties etc to hold it up, but all have snapped in just a few good hits.
What do you guys that really hammer your bike do about this? I long ago deactivated the switch, and installed heavier springs, its just really annoying and maybe a bit dangerous to let that thing flop around like a dead fish.
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
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I don't know what zip ties your using but the ones I got from the tractor supply store are thick and heavy duty......like $24 for 8 of them....they hold one of my logging chains very securely where I have it mounted on a truck
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:56 PM   #3
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Interesting. On my last Adv I thought the centerstand was too stiff so I took it off and greased it all up. After that it started doing exactly what you describe, plowing the field so to speak.

I never fixed the problem and the bike burned up, but maybe REMOVE the grease from the pivots?
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:14 PM   #4
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I don't know what zip ties your using but the ones I got from the tractor supply store are thick and heavy duty......like $24 for 8 of them....they hold one of my logging chains very securely where I have it mounted on a truck
Hmmm. Those must be better than what I have, Ill check that out if I cant find another option. No Tie up would be ideal, but Im probably asking to much.

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Interesting. On my last Adv I thought the centerstand was too stiff so I took it off and greased it all up. After that it started doing exactly what you describe, plowing the field so to speak.

I never fixed the problem and the bike burned up, but maybe REMOVE the grease from the pivots?
well I have recently went threw a few shift indicator orings that lubed things up a bit back there, but it was a nuisance before that.
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:48 PM   #5
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Safety wire.
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:05 PM   #6
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Nylon dog collar.... through the brace on the center stand to the passenger peg mount (if you still have them). Before I got my first SE and rode the Adv in the gnarly stuff I had the same issue. You can make a hole anywhere in the nylon to keep it taught and it only takes a couple seconds to release it if needed.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:49 AM   #7
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luggage strap, the sort with the metal camlock, round the rear footpeg mount and then round the center stand, pull tight, keeps it out the way, easy to get off when you need to.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:44 AM   #8
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mount a large rubber band (o-ring) like the KTM dirt bikers come with for the side stand.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:55 AM   #9
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SS band clamp. Also have you adjusted the spring tension?
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:01 AM   #10
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Take it off and leave it in the garage until you need it. Then remount it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:30 AM   #11
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Thanks! Love the dog collar, luggage strap idea
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Old 01-09-2014, 10:34 AM   #12
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Safety wire.
What he said. But I'm an aircraft mechanic, we safety wire everything.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:36 PM   #13
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What he said. But I'm an aircraft mechanic, we safety wire everything.
+1... I'm an aircraft mechanic as well and yes, we do lockwire everything!!
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