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    Ok. Maybe im stupid. But wjy does my ktm side stand bolt get tighter with use until i can barely move the sidestand???.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ok. Maybe im stupid. But wjy does my ktm side stand bolt get tighter with use until i can barely move the sidestand???.

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    Mine rattles apart and yours rattles itself tighter

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Never had that problem.
    I had the pivot fail while trying to kick the bike on ice.. harder than it sounds.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    The mounting bolt on mine broke taking the flange on the frame with it. I ended up replacing it with a Pro Moto Billet model.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ok. Maybe im stupid. But wjy does my ktm side stand bolt get tighter with use until i can barely move the sidestand???.

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    Only reasons I can think of......

    Does sand/dirt get in between the pivot bolt and the kickstand arm and bind up the joint?

    Are the pivot bolt and the kickstand arm made of materials that gall over time due to the clearance between the two being too small and not lubricated?

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ok. Maybe im stupid. But wjy does my ktm side stand bolt get tighter with use until i can barely move the sidestand???.

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    Bike wants you to keep riding. that is why it stick in the up position.



    Set it with red lock tight

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    No lock nut on the back.....allows it to move a tad every time it goes up

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    What confuses me is that it's not a bolt/nut design, so it is able to tighten up every time I put it down. I tried locktight to no avail. I think the sand makes it worse.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Be a man. Use a tree.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Be a man. Use a tree.
    I'm not quite enough of a redneck that there are trees in my garage... and since it's a carport there are no walls either.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Used to happen to my 525 exc and 200xcw, only thing that solved it for me was a shot of chain lube to the pivot point every time I lubed the chain.. which was before every ride.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Wow, Ok, so it IS a stupid design. I thought I was just a monkey...

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    IDK.
    Mine doesn't.. Then again I don't ride in sand either.

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    IDK.
    Mine doesn't.. Then again I don't ride in sand either.
    So what are you saying?



    lol

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I'm not quite enough of a redneck that there are trees in my garage... and since it's a carport there are no walls either.
    Too short to use a center stand haha?

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Too short to use a center stand haha?
    Yes

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Used to happen to my 525 exc and 200xcw, only thing that solved it for me was a shot of chain lube to the pivot point every time I lubed the chain.. which was before every ride.
    I've been having that problem lately too. Seems like it stiffens up and requires another spray almost every ride. Pretty sure it only started happening after the first time I got spray-happy and spritzed everything I could see. Been thinking maybe I should take it apart, clean thoroughly and stop lubing it.

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    "It's not a bug. It's a feature"

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    Re: Sidestand tightens up?

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    "It's not a bug. It's a feature"
    some people pay extra for it

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