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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Kick stand question

Hey now, I have an 04 I trecently bought used. The problem I am having is that when ever i put the kickstand down the bike rolls forward until it hits the stop in the stand. This happens either on level ground or not. The only time it doesn't do it is when the bike is facing up hill. My question is if there is any ajustment that can be made or is there is a part that is bad. Its a little scary seeing my bike roll forward till it hits the stop and hoping the stop, stops it and the kick stand allways angled back. The bike doesnot seem to be lower in the front causing it to be, i guess front heavy. Anyone have this issue or have seen this before?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-13-2012, 09:37 PM
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Nothing really you can do. It still freaks me out when i see it moving. Just make sure everything is tight and dont worry about it. Everyone gets the pucker feeling

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My 2011 does the same thing and I am getting ready to go into the dealer and get a new one under warranty.
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Thanks, i was afraid that would be the answer. My Nightrain is so crisp and tight , its hard to beleive there could be such a differance.
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Just remember the RGs have a few extra lbs on that nightrain too. Read through this thread, it may put you at ease alil https://www.roadglide.org/showthread....ghlight=pucker

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rlaf75, thanks, you defanantly put me at eaze with the thread. I guess i'll use the 1 st gear method.
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You'll get used to it.......freaks other people out too

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The only thing that put my mind at ease was to put the bike on a lift and take the kickstand apart. Once I saw how it was designed I could quit worrying. I still have gotten into the habit of holding it forward with my toe until the bike comes to rest, though.
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It is definitely "normal" for these bikes but I still don't like it. I had a close encounter where the stand got just out of the groove and it fell over on the crash bar because I caught it. Now I won't get off the bike until I roll the bike forward in gear, let it catch, put the stand down and then carefully dismount. Really would love to see a more "positive" engaging kickstand.

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