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post #1 of 7 Old 04-01-2007, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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I installed a Hepco and Becker center stand a few months ago. It seems the center stand does not go all the way up when I take it off. I have to finish putting it in the up position manually. The springs are attached correctly. Anyone have a reason this happens? Anyone else seen this problem?

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Did you grease the pivots? Does it have two springs, one inside the other, like the OEM and SW-Motech?

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Does the Hepco Becker have bushings and are they on the correct sides?

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Yes the springs are two, one inside the other. I believe the bushings are the same and installed on the correct side when installing according to instructions, German for what the pictures are worth. I will to grease the pivot points. Before I pushed the send button I went out and greased the pivot pints then cleaned the chain. Seems to move better on the pivots. I think some of the powder coat must be worked over and wear in. thanks.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-07-2007, 09:47 AM
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My SW Motec stand did the same thing. The directions said to grease it and I forgot. I sprayed same chain lube on the pivot point and all was better.

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Try loosening the center pivot bolt just a little. See if that will allow it to move freely.

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-09-2007, 01:57 PM
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I would remove the bolts, use some blue loctite and retorque to the spec included in the instructions.It would not hurt to remove the paint while its disasembled, then regrease.

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