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Offline superpig

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Kickstand spring?
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:47:59 PM »
Is it just me or does the spring on the kickstand seem a little weak? When its being flicked back up it just doesn't seem to have the forceful snap I expect. Also has a centimeter or two of sag when it's fully up.

Am I the only one who's noticed this?

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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 10:23:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by superpig [+]
Is it just me or does the spring on the kickstand seem a little weak?
Am I the only one who's noticed this

I never pd attention but I just looked and no droop here either lol

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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 10:25:14 PM »
It is a little weak. And mine has a slight droop.

The kickstand.

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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 12:52:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by superpig [+]
Is it just me or does the spring on the kickstand seem a little weak? When its being flicked back up it just doesn't seem to have the forceful snap I expect.

Yeah, Half the time I have to double check mine has actually folded up properly.
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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 03:43:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by RobZ900 [+]
Yeah, Half the time I have to double check mine has actually folded up properly.

X2, often thought I should tighten it up one day.

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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 05:03:17 PM »
I have had mine apart and re-greased everything. I still need to oil regularly, including both spring loops, and have found that oil seems to work better than grease. The kickstand returns more easily if well oiled.
I know that Matt Hudson intends to devise a work-around in due course.
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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 05:07:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Scim77 [+]
I have had mine apart and re-greased everything. I still need to oil regularly, including both spring loops, and have found that oil seems to work better than grease. The kickstand returns more easily if well oiled.
I know that Matt Hudson intends to devise a work-around in due course.

Ill give that a go on mine the next time Im in the garage as it seems to have been particularly bad in the last couple of weeks with all the road salts and general crud from winter commuting.
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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 08:24:30 PM »
I'm glad it's not just me at least.
I have greased it a couple of times but It didn't make any noticeable difference. The issue I think is the strength of the spring. I have a couple of ideas to try. Will report back if they work. :174:
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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 04:19:39 PM »
Grease is not a good idea because it attracts and holds dirt, it's ok on the pivot bolt though. Oil is better on the springs. Wd40 works good as well but doesn't last as long.

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Re: Kickstand spring?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 10:49:16 AM »
*Originally Posted by superpig [+]
Is it just me or does the spring on the kickstand seem a little weak? When its being flicked back up it just doesn't seem to have the forceful snap I expect. Also has a centimeter or two of sag when it's fully up.

Am I the only one who's noticed this?

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Some thing here. it looks like the spring is not strong enough.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 10:58:46 AM by Pedro »