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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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AT blown over !

Since owning my AT it has worried me how upright the bike is when on the centre stand, I have always been conscious of this when parking. Yesterday I parked on a tarred car park to admire the view when gust of wind blew the bike over.

I am confident the bike was parked leaning correctly into the sidestand and and on solid ground.

Has anyone had a similar experience ?

Does anyone know if a shorter sidestand is available ?

Any help appreciated, thanks
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 08:18 AM
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for a shorter kick stand look here: https://krooztune.store/shop/adventu...let-sidestand/
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for a shorter kick stand look here: https://krooztune.store/shop/adventu...let-sidestand/
I looked...then I saw the price! £368. Cheaper to carry a hammer and cold chisel and excavate a small depression in the tarmac - except they won't fit in Honda's 'toolbox'!
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@Tigerjohn : price for the kick stand ONLY is some Ä 184, --. I assume you took the price for the complete lowering kit.
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That does sound a bit better - but still an expensive solution to a problem which shouldn't exist. I wonder, Clive, whether the bike was parked on a gentle gradient? If the ground was sloping upwards (even a little) on the stand side, it could have changed the lean angle enough to make the crucial difference - we've all been there! I've played about with mine since reading this....it does seem very stable on flat ground. It would take a Hebridean storm to blow it over.
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I put on a lowering link and just cut 3/4" out of the stand and welded it back together.

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Since owning my AT it has worried me how upright the bike is when on the centre stand, I have always been conscious of this when parking. Yesterday I parked on a tarred car park to admire the view when gust of wind blew the bike over.

I am confident the bike was parked leaning correctly into the sidestand and and on solid ground.

Has anyone had a similar experience ? Any help appreciated, thanks
Assuming you mean it got blown off the SIDE STAND

Check the sag on your rear suspension. If the static sag is too much (bike on lift - bike on wheels height difference rear axle to frame) the rear will be low and the bike will sit pretty vertical. Maybe you have luggage and heavy crash bars etc. adding weight?

Check the rider sag too (bike on lift - you in riding gear sitting on bike with normal riding kit). Adjust the rear spring preload as required to get proper sag.
Any AT I've looked at in the showroom (waiting for mine) is was leaned over quite a bit on that bendy side stand.

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Since owning my AT it has worried me how upright the bike is when on the centre stand,
I'd be worried if it weren't upright while parked on the center stand.

Cutting the sidestand a little shorter seems like a good idea. Sometimes when I deploy the sidestand on rough/uneven ground I almost have to tip the bike over to the right to get the stand down.
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@Tigerjohn : price for the kick stand ONLY is some € 184, --. I assume you took the price for the complete lowering kit.
The shortest stand I saw there was -30mm. Seems way too short for a bike that hasn't been lowered. Maybe 10mm or less? I guess I'd try riding the bike onto a thin board to help get some idea before having the stand cut.
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That must've been a tornado wind
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