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07-11-2017 02:50 PM
notacop I'll let you bang it up a bit on the freeway first.
07-11-2017 02:15 PM
iamsmiling
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Originally Posted by notacop View Post
" Don't they lube these during assembly?"

No they don't lube that so guys in LA will keep buying new bikes. You are due for a new one!
You're not getting this one! At least for a while . . .
07-10-2017 11:57 PM
notacop " Don't they lube these during assembly?"

No they don't lube that so guys in LA will keep buying new bikes. You are due for a new one!
07-10-2017 11:34 PM
Rolex Learn from my mistake.

When I leave home I park my bike idling when I get off to lock my gate, it is a very slight down hill slope and was never a problem until I greased my stand.

After it rolled off the stand and hit the deck 2 times I learnt and started to park the bike on the road with a uphill slope.

I could not believe how much difference the grease made and that is why it fell 2 time before I learnt from my experience.
07-10-2017 11:38 AM
iamsmiling Checked it out this weekend and there was that nice powdering of rust. A spritz or two of Teflon chain lube and it is fine for now. Don't they lube these during assembly?
07-06-2017 10:32 AM
Brockie Don't use pliers unless you feel like getting stabbed with the end of a spring - or lose skin on some sharp motorcycle bracket. Ask me how I know.
If you feel that you HAVE to remove your stand I have in the past replaced the side stand by first connecting the springs and then forcing the pivot end into its recess, then get the bolt back in.
A few weeks back both my stands got a few squirts of WD40. Problem solved.
07-06-2017 01:22 AM
bwringer Crikey, you're overthinking this.

Just spritz it with chain lube whenever you're down there lubing the chain.
07-05-2017 06:38 PM
blaustrom
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Yes, you will have to figure out how to get them back connected, but it can be done. I used a needle nosed vice grips. and as far as lubing, I'd say anything, as it will get gumed up, washed away and over and over again.
Guess I should ask why you are going to take it apart, hopefully not to lube.
Have fun,
A lot can go wrong trying to get that bolt out. I would not touch it unless I absolutely had to. Use the advise given and lube from the outside. It's just a simple pivot and should not need much to make it move.
07-05-2017 06:03 PM
eagleeye
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Originally Posted by iamsmiling View Post
Thanks all. Yet another vehicular project for next weekend.

I've got spray teflon chain lube but the only grease I have requires an applicator (such as a finger . . .)

If I pull the mounting bolt to access the inside of the stand shaft will I have issues with the springs?

I like this because it is clear. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Yes, you will have to figure out how to get them back connected, but it can be done. I used a needle nosed vice grips. and as far as lubing, I'd say anything, as it will get gumed up, washed away and over and over again.
Guess I should ask why you are going to take it apart, hopefully not to lube.
Have fun,
07-05-2017 05:49 PM
iamsmiling Thanks all. Yet another vehicular project for next weekend.

I've got spray teflon chain lube but the only grease I have requires an applicator (such as a finger . . .)

If I pull the mounting bolt to access the inside of the stand shaft will I have issues with the springs?

I like this because it is clear. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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