Advice on straightening a bent centre stand

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by notsoslow, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    My centre standis bent up on one side. I'm thinking if I take it off to straighten it I may have a problem relocating it if the pivot holes get moved slightly with the bending. Or if I leave it on the bike and use a bit of leverage, ie a long bar I may end up cracking off the frame lugs.
    Any suggestions? 3nYTE8joRw2sKD7e3heAeQ.jpg
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  2. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer Supporter

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    If it still works, I'd probably ignore it.

    But applying "leverage" to steel that's attached to an aluminum / magnesium engine lug seems a risky idea.

    Steel's cheap. Magnesium, not so much.
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  3. Stoshu

    Stoshu Carnivorous Moronius Supporter

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    If it isn't functional, or drives you nuts looking at it, you can always buy a used one on Ebay. Replace the bent one, then try straightening it for a spare.
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  4. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    You may be better off to take the CS off and have it straightened, if it must be done, as opposed to dealing with it with CS on the bike. :deal

    You can have some sort of locating rod or pins through mounting holes to make sure they don't change during straightening process...

    If it still functions as it should and bike is stable when on it, I'd probably leave it as-is - ymmv... :thumb
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  5. notsoslow

    notsoslow Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies. There are a couple on ebay over here. That will probably be my solution. The bend makes the bike fall away from the rider as you put it on and off the stand which is why I'm after a straighter solution.
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  6. wellcraft

    wellcraft Been here awhile

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    Best solution is to buy a new one or used one in good condition.
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