Kick Stand issues

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Bigfootz, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Bigfootz

    Bigfootz New Member

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    I bought a yr 2000 used 1200 Sportster May. The stand fell off (lost) while cruising the 1st wk. Doh locktite? Was this an issue with the yr/model? Design defect? Recalls? The seat and tail lts frequently vibrate loose too. I'm rookie, any comments, suggestions?
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Thats why all critical fasteners are to be check every service interval.
     
  3. Bigfootz

    Bigfootz New Member

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    Ditto that. The bike is 60K+ too. Has a few issues but I love it. The kick was hangin low when I got it. We tried to tighten, and replaced the kick spring too. All for naught. Start over. Guess I'll weld the bolt this time, cant be havin' that. It's a fork mount design at the bolt and have had trouble finding that style replacement. Guess new one is in order.
     
  4. mvd00024

    mvd00024 Member

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    Happy that you got a new bike, at least it will run. Good luck and have many good rides. Keep the tires on the pavement....lol...:D:D
     
  5. Randy007

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    Big,

    After I lowered the bike, the "jiffy stand" was too long. Was going to change it
    out during the winter. Well, it fell off. Maybe stress angle caused it.

    Anyhow, got a "Hugger Stand". Put a hardened bolt with locktite in place of the
    cotter pin and a new spring.

    The old stand was a bear to re-install prior. The new stand with spring were a breeze
    installing. And it works well with a lowered bike.

    Good Luck!
     
  6. RiffRaff

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    What a great idea! Lose the kickstand and you have an excuse to keep riding forever.

    I gotta try that.