how many people experienced the 919 go down from a side stand ? - Wrist Twisters
View Poll Results: was your 919 ever fell down from a side stand?
never ! 72 83.72%
yes on hot asphalt/gravel, grass 9 10.47%
I use a central stand or always put a plate under a side stand 5 5.81%
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post #1 of 29 Old 08-22-2007, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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how many people experienced the 919 go down from a side stand ?

how many people experienced the 919 go down from a side stand ??
it seems to me it would rather fell to other side if parked on a banked road.. I was even thinking to cut it off a bit... I take it it is long to reduce the load on it.. thanks - Serge

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post #2 of 29 Old 08-22-2007, 10:21 PM
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Mine sits rather nicely on the side stand.
I do us a plate to keep it from sinking in the asphalt though.I have the centerstand but only use it while getting gas,and tire/chain maint. or in my garage.Makes it so easy to turn around.I even put a metal plate(2'x2') on the floor of the garage so as not to eat up the concrete anymore than I have already.

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post #3 of 29 Old 08-22-2007, 11:53 PM
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I fear answering this question for I would really hate to tempt fate

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post #4 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 04:06 AM
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have not dropped yet, i use plate for new pavement and grass. though my friends wife dropped her 599 cause kick stand not locked in down positon. luckly it was in grass no damage.

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post #5 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 05:05 AM
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I had the side stand on mine shortened by 20mm or so when I had the suspension worked on. It's ok now, but I'm still careful where I park it

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post #6 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 07:23 AM
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I gotta say that the 9'er seems a little tippy. On the flat and level, no prob
but if there's any slope, I'm slow to set it on it's side stand and watch it carefully. I need to get a puck.

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Mine fell when the side stand didn't lock down properly, It might have been my fault as I had a pitcher of beer inside me!!!

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post #8 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 10:05 AM
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One easy thing you can do to make it lean a little more when on side stand is pull on the throttle grip right after you put the stand down. I never even thought of this until i took the MSF course, but if you do it hard enough you'll get enough weight off the front wheel that it'll move a little and lean more. I do this whenever i park long term or think it's not good enough as is.

Do this while standing on the side of the bike with the side stand, i don't imagine it'd work well on the other side

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post #9 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 11:18 AM
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since i live in nyc, i park on the street. some jerkass backed into my 919 from the bike's right, knocked it over, recently. the bike tipped OVER the still-extended sidestand, didn't damage/bend the sidestand at ALL, or to the bike.

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One easy thing you can do to make it lean a little more when on side stand is pull on the throttle grip right after you put the stand down.
+1 ... I do this every time I park, regardless of how stable the parking job appears.

I only wish the previous owners was as careful, my 9'er came pre-owned and already tipped over.

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post #11 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 11:29 AM
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ha,ha,yea i voted never,then i thought,oh no now i jinxed it

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post #12 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 05:29 PM
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Coming from a cruiser, I hated putting the 919 on it's sidestand! On my V-Star the side stand was low and long, sticking way out to the side for three very spread out points of contact with the ground.

It took a while to get comfy with the 919, the three points (two tires and one sidestand) are almost in a straight line. Whenever I get off the bike I shake it/rock it for extra piece of mind.

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post #13 of 29 Old 08-23-2007, 07:10 PM
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Well, I should qualify my "never" response by saying I so rarely use it the chances of falling off it are remote. Center stands rule!

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Well, I should qualify my "never" response by saying I so rarely use it the chances of falling off it are remote. Center stands rule!

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Yeah, I also used to put my old 78 cb750f on central stand all the time, though I do not think it is more stable, really if you consider geometry. One day it broke off though ... I notice it when it started scrubbing asphalt in the turns.

I also put a lot of stress on my side stand on 919 rotating the bike around it.. I will report to the community when it will get broken At least it is not attached to the engine like on Dukati..

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post #15 of 29 Old 08-24-2007, 11:09 AM
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"side stand"? "kick stand"? what the heck are you people even talking about? it's like you have a whole different language than me. don't you have trees or fence posts to lean it on?
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I used to think that a center stand was the way to go.

But...ONe day I come out from work and there sit my CB1000C with both wheels on the ground.Normally not a bad thing.the bike was on the center stand and had sunk 2-3 inches into the asphalt.It was starting to lean to one side or the other not sure which anymore.I do remeber that it took a whole lot of rocking back and forth to get the thing unstuck.At one point I thought I was going to push it over(before it fell with me on top)just to get it loose.

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Mine Has Never Fallen But...I Do Park Downhill As Sometimes It Seems To Sit Almost Level Where As Other Bikes Lean Way Over...I Can Not Sit On My Bike With the Sidestand Down As All My Other Riding Buddies Can With No problem No Matter Where Or How They ParkTheir Rides... It Is A Balancing Act....I Might Cut It Down A 1/2 Or 3/4 "...

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post #18 of 29 Old 08-26-2007, 08:02 AM
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twice. Rain destabilized the fine gravel parking lot at work. It's usually hard as a rock until wet apparently.

I wish I had something clever to say, cause this seems it would be a good place to put it.
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post #19 of 29 Old 08-26-2007, 09:02 PM
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Surge. you left out the poll the reason mine went over on the side stand.
Mine went over last year on a cool black top parking lot when a drunk bitch backed into it. Did a hell of a lot of damage too.

When I park on a questionable surface I put down a steel disk I made, that has rubber glued to both sides. works very well.

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post #20 of 29 Old 08-27-2007, 05:11 AM
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Thats a good idea. I've seen those hard plastic 'feet' for sale' I've been using oyster shells lying around lately. I sure need to find something more permanent.

I wish I had something clever to say, cause this seems it would be a good place to put it.
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Go ahead and attach a string to it so you can pick it up from the seat.Loop one end around the bars to help you remember it is there.

Yes I drove off and left my plate again replaced it already.

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post #22 of 29 Old 08-27-2007, 10:34 PM
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side stand woes

I put an idea on another thread, but it was kind of gold wingish.
with a magnet and metal plate instead of a string.

anyway.

this is what I use .
compliments of my local honda dealer.
(yes I spend too much money there)


My mother even sent me some red yarn so I can attach it to my motorcycle, and not forget it.
but I keep leaving it with my amish beanie.
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Mine has fallen over when I was in a hurry on a slight decline and it rolled forward off the kickstand. My nifty case savers protected her though.

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ok
so I am trying to park on a hill
any tips??

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My mother even sent me some red yarn so I can attach it to my motorcycle, and not forget it.
but I keep leaving it with my amish beanie.

Was that left over string from your mittens?

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ok
so I am trying to park on a hill
any tips??
Leave it in gear.

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Okay so here is my screw up. Just happened too; still really pissed off about it. I live in an apartment and was doing this in a parking lot with a slight slope to the left. I put my bike on the rear stand to adjust the headlight (it was aimed a little low). So I finished the job all fine and dandy. Made sure the side stand was all the way down and went to lower it off the rear stand. Slowly letting it lean over on the side stand, and by the time I realized it it was too late and the bike was gently falling to the ground. Not gently enough. My stator cover has some really nice scratches on it, the end of the clutch has a few too, but the worst is the brand new gas tank not even a month old has two scratches on it. I am furious at myself. I have taken it off a rear stand so many times, and this had to happen.

My main question now is, anybody got any tips on touching up a black metal flake gas tank without having to repaint the entire thing or get a new one?

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My main question now is, anybody got any tips on touching up a black metal flake gas tank without having to repaint the entire thing or get a new one?
Check out some of the automotive paint touch up services that the car dealerships use. Those guys use a tiny little airbrush gun to fill in scratches, then buff it out for a repair that is almost invisible. Have had good luck in the past on a black BMW coupe with that process, wasn't too expensive, about $75 for 3 or 4 scratches.

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Thanks. I will try calling around.

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