GS side stand removal

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by DKW1200, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. DKW1200

    DKW1200 Been here awhile

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    What's the trick to removing the 09 GS1200 sidestand? The bolt and sensor come off easy enough but the internal bearing or sleeve is holding the stand in place. Any suggestions? Thanks to anyone that has experienced this problem.
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  2. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I also have this same issue and coincidentally I also live in San Diego. Anyone tell me how to remove the inner bushing so I can remove the side stand. Mine even tighten up had a lot of play in it. The bike is really leaning over.
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    johnny80s Been here awhile

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  4. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool Supporter

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    There is a hole inside the bushing (cross drilled), you need a small pick to pull out.
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    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    That what the directions say but I can't find the hole. (Can't believe I just typed that.)
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    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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  8. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    Holy Crap on a Cracker! I can't get that bushing out to save my life. I tried everything I could think of. I just put that damn thing back together.
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  9. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    I WILL NOT allow a bushing to get the better of YOU! It's a BUSHING!
    Get back to work...yeah...take it apart...again...put some WD40 in there...wait over night and VOILA...YOU WIN!:freaky:freaky

    You can 'thank me' later.

    Suggestion:
    BOLT with diameter just fitting inside. Washer on each end the size of bushing. Nut on one side.

    Tighten up and now wail away with a hammer...and maybe a chisel on the bolt head.
    Don't stop till you're finished (that is..the bushing is finished).

    Get to it.

    That don't work...we'll then talk about HEAT options!


    If HEAT doesn't work...the 2013's will be here shortly..."Oh honey, I need a new bike because I can't get this stupid bushing out".:rofl
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  10. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I tried the wd40. It spins but won't come out.
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    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Try whacking it in the OPPOSITE direction that you're now trying!
    OUTSIDE to INSIDE...or
    INSIDE to OUTSIDE.

    Comprendo?

    Don't ever ever ever give up!
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    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I can't quite get to it in the back. And the rear hole on the kick stand is threaded and smaller. It's a pain in the rear. I have other things to do on the bike for now. I will eventually get back to this.
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    The bushing goes in from underneath and will not push thru, it must be removed from the same side.
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  14. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    It pulls out from the front. He was saying to tap it out from the back.
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  15. GS Addict

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    That is good that it spins(not frozen)
    Tank a piece of 1/16" steel welding wire and bend it in a tight 90 degrees about 1/2" from the end.
    Then cut the bent end back to 1/8" long and file end flat and deburr.
    Use this "hook" to fish inside the bushing bore to find the cross drilled hole.
    When you hook the hole, pull down.


    Addendum 20:35:
    This worked for me on an 06 RT. I just looked at the fiches and compared to GS and it appears the GS is done differently.
    My apologies for misleading you.
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  16. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    I had the same problem. Using a hammer and punch from the back, the bushing would not budge. I wound up using a ez out to grab the bushing and it rotated out easily..
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  17. turnerm

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    Can't get the damned bushing out. I've tried wd40, and various pieces of metal bent to 90 degrees to hook into the bushing hole but no,luck.
    It spins but doesn't come out at all.
    Now what?
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    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    turnerm,

    Tip: Attach Vise Grips to the end of the Allen wrench and wiggle the side stand as you pull the bushing out.

    This is from the SideKicker instructions....did you see....have you tried?
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  19. turnerm

    turnerm Been here awhile

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    I did see those instructions and I did try it.
    I damaged 3 Allen wrenches and tried a half dozen other pieces of metal that I bent 90 degrees.
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  20. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    GOOGLE "How to remove stuck BUSHING"...LOTS of alternative solution from GREASE to BREAD to SLIDE PULLER!:clap
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