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My side stand was not retracting as it should so I took it off, cleaned and re-greased and put it all back together. Now it slams home, literally, to the point where the rubber stopper can't break the force before the metal part of the stand hits the body. Anyone else have this issue?
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No, but if you want a real experience, ride in sandals and see what happens when it catches your foot. I've done that a couple of times.
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phaskins wrote:
My side stand was not retracting as it should so I took it off, cleaned and re-greased and put it all back together. Now it slams home, literally, to the point where the rubber stopper can't break the force before the metal part of the stand hits the body. Anyone else have this issue?
a few photos of the hinge and spring with the stand both up and down and from different sides may help us
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SteelBytes wrote:
a few photos of the hinge and spring with the stand both up and down and from different sides may help us
It's off at the moment but I'll take some pics after I get a couple new o-rings (in case that's the problem).
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Some folks remove one of the springs to discourage the stand from self retracting when parked on unlevel surfaces. Maybe make the spring return less aggressive for you?
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Some folks remove one of the springs to discourage the stand from self retracting when parked on unlevel surfaces.
They can bounce and bang when you hit rough surfaces.
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Some folks remove one of the springs to discourage the stand from self retracting when parked on unlevel surfaces. Maybe make the spring return less aggressive for you?
In general, you need both springs in case one of the springs breaks. You don't want to discover your side-stand is dangling from the hinge because the single spring is broken, specially when making a sharp left turn. IIRC, one spring fits inside the other and they both attach to the same posts on the side stand and on the scooter frame.

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not directly of assistance ...

for a short time I had this side stand foot enlarger and it would bang against the body if closed quickly or going over a bump so I added a rubber lump to the underside of the body which cured the problem. it ended up getting torn off when I was riding over some bumps in a camping area (ie not on the road) and did even scrape on the road a couple of times on some tight corners

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