Author Topic: Center Stand  (Read 140 times)

Offline mattsz

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Center Stand
« on: July 30, 2020, 07:39:45 PM »
So I was able to remove my 400's center stand pretty easily.  I cleaned it up; now I'm ready to reinstall it...

Can anyone tell me how the mounting arrangement is intended to function?  Is the inner "pivot" meant to be stationary, and the upper tube in the center stand should rotate around it?

If so... is this meant to be a pinch arrangement (see photo)?  Should the bolts be tightened up enough to grip the pivot and keep it from rotating?  When I removed it, the pivot wiggled out without my having to loosen those two "pinch" bolts...

EDIT: again with the rotated thumbnail!  >:(  Click on it, the full image should be upright...

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Re: Center Stand
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 08:18:38 PM »
Clamps should firmly clamp the pivot tube.
On many Honda's the stand tube gets corroded onto the pivot shaft and then the pivot shaft starts to rotate in the clamps, and gradually enlarges the frame 'holes' and may give the impression that it is intended to work like that... but it definitely isn't !
« Last Edit: July 30, 2020, 08:22:39 PM by AshimotoK0 »
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Re: Center Stand
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 09:39:08 PM »
And make sure it's all properly greased up.
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Re: Center Stand
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 12:03:52 AM »
Thanks guys!

And make sure it's all properly greased up.

Already done... :D

Offline Spitfire

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Re: Center Stand
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 12:07:28 PM »
That happened to me on my K1, I had to make up new brackets in the end as one clamp broke.

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