4RT - Mitani side stand

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  1. unospeeder

    unospeeder Adventurer

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    Input from those who have the Mitani side stand installed on a 4RT. What have you done to keep the stand from contacting/hitting/rubbing on the axle nut? I see a couple options all of which have their pros/cons:

    1. Place a bumper between the stand and the bottom of the swing arm
    2. Place a bumper between the stand and the contact point with the axle nut
    3. Flip the axle so the nut is on the drive side
    I am sure the instructions tell me the preferred approach, appears to be flipping the axle, but why not leverage the vast amount of knowledge the user of this forum hold :beer
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  2. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    The axle on my 07 was already flipped when I got it so didn’t notice anything strange when I put my Mitani on the bike. Not sure that really helps though.

    Though, If if it had been reversed I would have just flipped it. On that note I think the only other consideration in my mind might be to put a bit of a rubber stop on the leg of the stand with some zip ties and a bit of some VHB tape maybe.
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  3. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 49 years Supporter

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  4. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    I personally.....have done nothing. Never really bothered me. :dunno
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  5. unospeeder

    unospeeder Adventurer

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    Doesn't bother me in the least but it does concern me with regards to the wear on the stand over time as it hits the axle nut with a fair degree of force. I pulled equity out of my house to afford the stand so it has to last awhile :D
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  6. unospeeder

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    Any option other than flipping the axle forces the foot of the stand out further from the swing arm which is something I would like to avoid
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  7. Brewtus

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    Mine has ridden on top of the axle nut for what, 6 years now? "Printed" both the nut and stand, but no appreciable wear over hundreds (if not a few thou) of hours of use.

    YMMV.
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    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Keep it up, smartass. Keep it up. :bluduh

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  10. unospeeder

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    The kind of info I am looking for. Thanks!
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  11. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    This stand is really good. Maybe the best in the trials world. So I have been seeing some issues with the early TRS kickstand and notice that the mounting system is very similar. I have not measured the bolt spacing but I believe it is just a little off. I wonder if anyone here has tried the Mitani on anything other than a 4RT.
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  12. SportSawyer

    SportSawyer 4RT Herder

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    Not sure about adapting a 4RT sidestand to a TRS. But ...

    Mitani sources the 4RT sidestands from Trial Works Kosaka, https://www.twk.jp/670.html and TWK also makes similar sidestands for many other bikes. Mitani sells them too, but not for a TRS.

    Mitani does sell a very similar sidestand for the TRS sourced from Abe Seikou, http://www.abe-seikou.jp/, see https://mitani-kobe.shop-pro.jp/?pid=135385051

    Could try to run one of those down. Banyeres is the EU Mitani distributor, but doesn't list the TRS sidestand now. If there's much demand, maybe a US supplier would be interested in getting stock.

    Otherwise just try it. Maybe hanging your stock (or TWK) 4RT side stand with one bolt to check fit.
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  13. SportSawyer

    SportSawyer 4RT Herder

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    Helpful note for those who already use Mitani sidestands.

    A few years ago I needed to replace the spring on my Mitani 4RT sidestand. Looked into it and found it's Honda P.N. 50535-KN5-670, which fits a zillion different Honda models and is inexpensive.
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  14. Ditch

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    You must have a bad one, send it to me and order a new one please.:D
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