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Exclamation Important warning!

Inspect the little pin that the side stand spring link attaches to.....

IT WEARS and when it fails, your motor dies instantly....... If you're in traffic you're

FUCKED!!!!!

If you get to the side of the road safely......you are staying there, unless you can tie the

side stand up.......you'll need someone to hold the bike while you tie it up unless you

have 4, 8" zip ties......

Take 3 of the zip ties and connect them in a circle, leave them as long as possible, take

the 4th zip tie and loop it through the loop formed by the other 3, AND THE BOTTOM

OF THE SIDE STAND..... tighten the 4th zip on the side stand....

Now, sitting on the bike, raise the side stand with the 3 zip tie loop and loop it over the

foot peg as far out as possible.......and tighten the 3 zip ties

IF YOU GO TOO FAR INBOARD THE CHAIN WILL CUT THE ZIP TIES......

when you get home......don't forget you have to cut the zip ties to put the stand down

Me, I carry a knife

Mine failed yesterday....... In my driveway


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if you lube it once in a while will that help ? never thought of doing that till now

even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while!!
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if you lube it once in a while will that help ? never thought of doing that till now
then you'll have to lube the 8mm nut too......because the link sawed 3mm into it too

the link is hardened, everything else is soft

I was lucky.......it happened in my driveway


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yes you were sometimes luck is enough. I'm going to look at mine in the AM so I know exactly what you're talking about.

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Good warning Noel.What a trap.But I must say your sidestand goes up and down more than a lot of other MV's.


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Noel,

Just so I understand correctly, are you referring to the pin shown in this image? I just took my side stand off and mine looks okay, I think.

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Yes and Yes, Mitch and LC,

I ride my Brutale every day unless it's absolutely pouring......

That said, this can bite you HARD......

I was totally stupid lucky.......it failed right where I stopped to lock my garage door

the end of the pin was under the bike ......the springs and C bracket 2' behind the bike

when I stopped

A piece of twine will also work to tie the side stand up.......just remember to avoid the

chain......



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That's crazy! How many miles are you at?

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Good call that.

So, a little spray of degreaser to clean the pin and then a bit of 3 in one oil or silicon grease.? deally something that won't attract grit too much..Probably worth doing this if the bike has been out in the rain or once a month or so in season...

Small chance of something very nasty happening short term , but a big chance eventually ,so it requires attention.

I'm wondering also if it's worth de-burring the link plate so it reduces the cutting effect ?

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Anything that reduces friction there will help.

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