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post #1 of 5 Old 02-26-2009, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Sw-Motech Skid Plate Install Question

I did a search but didn't find much information, anyway:

So i'm trying to install my SW-Motech Skidplate and it looks like for the rear bar that the back of the skidplate attaches to, that I have to remove the two bolts holding the side stand in.

My question is, will the side stand fall off when i remove the two bolts? I don't have a jack or center stand to prop the bike up off the side stand to try it.

I've attached a picture of the install instructions with the bolt's in question pointed out in red.

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Yes, it will fall. Put the bike in 1st gear, lean it against a wall and that's it.
If not ask a friend to help you out and hold the bike for you.
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It will also require some serious torque to loosen those 2 sidestand bolts, you'll need a long ratchet or wrench, I used a long breaker bar on the socket.

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The bolts have thread locker applied. Heating them will break the bond and allow easier removal. Cleaning and new thread locker before re-assembly is a good idea.

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The bolts have thread locker applied. Heating them will break the bond and allow easier removal. Cleaning and new thread locker before re-assembly is a good idea.

x2 If you have an air compressor then it might be easier to use an air impact on them.
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