Biker.ie Forums Irish Motorbike Enthusiasts
Home Events Bikes for Sale Mobile Style Motorbike Chat Racing Rideouts » Register free!

Go Back   Biker.ie Forums > General > The Workshop

Reply
 
  #1  
Old 12th August 2017, 07:43 PM
sean o caoimh sean o caoimh is offline
Novice Racer
 
Biker.ie Member No. 36847 from Cork City
60 posts since Jan 2017
Motorbike: 2013 triumph tiger 800
Modifications: none( yet)
Smile Main stand

Hi all
Just fitted a SW Motech main stand on my tiger 800.
No problem at all with the fitting . But, when the stand is in use it is almost vertical , It's way too easy to push the bike forward off the stand .Anyone else come across this problem?
Must check if I could take a couple of mm off the shoulder of the stand to allow it sit back more. Any info most welcome
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12th August 2017, 09:39 PM
Frankkilty's Avatar
Frankkilty Frankkilty is offline
Supporter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 21821 from Dublin
2,570 posts since May 2010
Motorbike: r1200 GS
Modifications: A hand that waves!
Default Re: Main stand

Just how easy is it to push it off the stand?

If you park it slightly downhill, with the rear wheel aiming down, is it secure?

Are you worried that if someone was to go near it, would it come off the stand?

I'd email the manufacturers! if it is shite, get your money back!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13th August 2017, 09:05 AM
Rockster Rockster is offline
Clubman
 
Biker.ie Member No. 26433 from Dublin
213 posts since May 2011
Motorbike: CB 1300, Suzuki gn 125
Default Re: Main stand

Not much help to ya, but I fitted a sw motech centre stand to my cb 1300 and have to say Im not impressed. Bit of side to side play where it pivots and also rubs off the swing arm.
One option might be to investigate using a paddock stand and bobbins. Amazes me how manufacturers of chain driven bikes dont fit them as standard...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13th August 2017, 09:18 AM
iano's Avatar
iano iano is offline
<< SAVAGE LID
 
Biker.ie Member No. 4646 from Back of the Wolfpack..Try
26,018 posts since Feb 2007
Motorbike: 2 Suzi's
Modifications: Sticker and Iba 35959
Default Re: Main stand

Originally Posted by sean o caoimh
Hi all
Just fitted a SW Motech main stand on my tiger 800.
No problem at all with the fitting . But, when the stand is in use it is almost vertical , It's way too easy to push the bike forward off the stand .Anyone else come across this problem?
Must check if I could take a couple of mm off the shoulder of the stand to allow it sit back more. Any info most welcome
Thanks
I don't get it?
Main stand as in centre stand. Surely it should be vertical if it's a centre stand??
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13th August 2017, 09:36 AM
davelr davelr is offline
ISB Contender
 
Biker.ie Member No. 31692 from Athlone
336 posts since Jun 2013
Motorbike: NC23, 29, 35, RS125
Modifications: Speed Holes
Default Re: Main stand

Originally Posted by iano
I don't get it?
Main stand as in centre stand. Surely it should be vertical if it's a centre stand??
I imagine he means like perpendicular to the ground and not past that, where the bike will lean itself into a comfortable locked position.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13th August 2017, 11:49 AM
woodsman's Avatar
woodsman woodsman is offline
Supporter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 11467 from the burren
2,394 posts since Jul 2008
My Motorcycle Pics Motorbike: TBS,Daytona,nc30
Modifications: Prescription windscreen.
Default Re: Main stand

Get a top box and fill it with beer.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 13th August 2017, 04:02 PM
generalisimo muldoon's Avatar
generalisimo muldoon generalisimo muldoon is offline
MotoGP Legend
 
Biker.ie Member No. 15208 from Leamlarastan
2,448 posts since Mar 2009
Motorbike: Ducati Monster S4 1966 Triumph Bobber DRz400s
Modifications: oil occasionally
Default Re: Main stand

Had the same problem with a replacement centre stand for a T140. Looked exactly like the bent one it was replacing but probably made in India so not an exact match. I fixed it by filing back the leading edge that faces the part of the frame that stops the stand from going all the way back. I know I've just desribed that like a trump supporter but you know what I mean. You might be able to do something similiar with yours?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13th August 2017, 04:08 PM
sean o caoimh sean o caoimh is offline
Novice Racer
Original Poster of This Thread Topic Starter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 36847 from Cork City
60 posts since Jan 2017
Motorbike: 2013 triumph tiger 800
Modifications: none( yet)
Default Re: Main stand

Originally Posted by generalisimo muldoon
Had the same problem with a replacement centre stand for a T140. Looked exactly like the bent one it was replacing but probably made in India so not an exact match. I fixed it by filing back the leading edge that faces the part of the frame that stops the stand from going all the way back. I know I've just desribed that like a trump supporter but you know what I mean. You might be able to do something similiar with yours?
Thanks Mull.
That's just what I'm going to do !
Great minds think alike (fools seldom differ)
Will let you know how I get on
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 13th August 2017, 04:12 PM
sean o caoimh sean o caoimh is offline
Novice Racer
Original Poster of This Thread Topic Starter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 36847 from Cork City
60 posts since Jan 2017
Motorbike: 2013 triumph tiger 800
Modifications: none( yet)
Default Re: Main stand

Originally Posted by Frankkilty
Just how easy is it to push it off the stand?

If you park it slightly downhill, with the rear wheel aiming down, is it secure?

Are you worried that if someone was to go near it, would it come off the stand?

I'd email the manufacturers! if it is shite, get your money back!!!!
All of those things exactly
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 14th August 2017, 03:45 PM
sean o caoimh sean o caoimh is offline
Novice Racer
Original Poster of This Thread Topic Starter
 
Biker.ie Member No. 36847 from Cork City
60 posts since Jan 2017
Motorbike: 2013 triumph tiger 800
Modifications: none( yet)
Smile Re: Main stand

Lads n lassies.
Took off the main stand again and took 5mm off the shoulder stops on both sides at the top of the stand and it sits way better now. Happy days.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Return to Main Topic Biker.ie Forums > General > The Workshop

Tags
main, stand



Support Biker.ie


Forum RSS news feed Main Biker.ie RSS news feed