2013 flhrc kickstand issues

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by 5dollars, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. 5dollars

    5dollars Member

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    My 2013 road king ckassic kickstand does not lock, when i park the bike it begins to lean forward after a couple of seconds. If i have the bike on and have it in neutral i can see the bike rock back and forth. Is there a diy fix to this issue?
     
  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    If a problem, take it to the dealer.
    It would be under warranty.

    The kickstands can be a bit confusing but let the dealer check it out.
    Better than falling over.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    There is built in movement in the kickstand. It will roll forward before it hits the stop. Most likely yours is completely normal. It is a little unnerving at first but you get used to it. Like Gusotto said, stop by the dealer and let them have a look.
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    If the kick stand was not operating properly the bike in neutral would roll right off the jiffy stand and land on its side. I also agree to have dealer check out bike and try another. Bike will rock forward and back approx. 3 inches with stand deployed...
     
  5. 5dollars

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    thanks,, I do have an appt to have it checked out, my old bike was a rock it never moved on the kickstand so I assumed something was up,,,I would probably have ignored it if the bike weighed only 50lbs but its a little heavier than that!
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    That's what causes the fear factor...............:small3d011:
     
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    What you describe is normal. I've had my Electra Glide for 5 years, and there is NEVER a ride that my heart does not skip a few beats because I think the jiffy is going to fail. :shock
    But, have the dealer look at yours to make sure.
     
  8. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    Mine does the same thing, and it drives me nuts!!:panic I doubt if I will ever get used to it.
     
  9. Lawdog314

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    Another victim of the "Harley Heart Attack". We all been there brother. Have it checked, but my money is on normal operation.:hii
     
  10. HDSickness

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    Yep...what they said, normal and can be heart stopping.:shock