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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-05-2016, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Side Stand strenght.

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Not been out on the bike due to weather,work and Manflu,
I have just fitted my Shad top box and as I was moving bike I noticed the side stand flexing.
Now I am sure Honda have calculated the load on the stand and
bolt, but I am feeling a little nervous as i like to stand on the peg when mounting.

Any of you guys noticed a problem, or anyone else stand on the peg when mounting.
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I do the same. And my friends, seeing me getting on the bike like this, have always remarked that one day I will go down with a broken side stand. Their comments referr to all bikes that I have had in the recent years. Fortunately, nothing bad ever happened, so I guess, it is like you said - manufacturers have made their calculations right.

On the other hand, the F800GS Rider's Manual says: "The side stand is designed to support only the weight of the motorcycle. Do not lean or sit on the motorcycle with the side stande extended."
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Another thing is,
When strapped down on a ferry a lot more weight is put through the sidestand.

I have never had a problem either with all my other bikes when i mount,
must be my nibble figure.
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I think someone else complained about the side stand. Be an interesting ferry trip this summer when all of us Honda owners come back down to the bike deck and find their bike trashed - and the one next to it...

First recall candidate?
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Has anyone replaced the side stand for something that can withstand more weight?
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Where does the actual flexing appear to be happening. The arm itself bends along its shaft? There is a lot of play at the pivot point/bolt? Or does the mount where it's welded to the frame show some bending at or near the weld?

Wondering what kind of solution would be in the works. Extra bracing at the frame or a new stronger kickstand arm.
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The side stand is sprung. Is it just moving on the spring - that does feel a bit unnerving when getting on for the first time. It will allow the bike to sway a bit when you put it under load. I've noticed this when throwing a leg over taller bikes like a Varadero or KLR where you actually may stand on the pegs to mount the bike.

Or is the actual metal of the side stand bending? That would be bad.

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My NCs sidestand was really nice, but my friends VFRs is flexible. I haven't noticed the same on AT...

CRF1000L, wow
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To me the sidestand appears to be a composite material and not metal, it may have a metal spine but not sure.
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To me the sidestand appears to be a composite material and not metal, it may have a metal spine but not sure.
I thought the same
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