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Old 04-28-2008, 07:13 AM   #1
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How to remove the SideStand on 1200

OK, let me ask this in a different way.

How do you get the KickStand or SideStand completely off so I can shorten it?? I've got the springs removed and the bolt out, but there seams to be a collar/bushing/bearing of some sort still holding it in... How do I remove the collar?? My usual method is to beat on it till something breaks, but I thought I would try something different this time.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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OK, let me ask this in a different way.

How do you get the KickStand or SideStand completely off so I can shorten it?? I've got the springs removed and the bolt out, but there seams to be a collar/bushing/bearing of some sort still holding it in... How do I remove the collar?? My usual method is to beat on it till something breaks, but I thought I would try something different this time.
Just did mine this weekend to lubricate.
On the backside is a small circlip that needs removal and then a flat washer. Then remove the Torx bolt (I see you already have)..next in the hole where the bolt was is a sleeve bushing. That comes out toward you like the way the bolt came out. You need some sort of hook (small) to pull it out. After the sleeve bushing is removed the side stand will come right down and off.

Upon installation which is reverse of removal...make sure the side stand switch is installed properly...the little tang (on the sidestand switch) fits in the "itty bitty hole" on the backside of the side stand.

Hope that helps. Oh and the torque on the Torx sidestand bolt is 56Nm.
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Old 04-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #3
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The circlip is pretty small too. When I shortened the side stand on my dad's bike I had to buy some circlip pliers from the auto parts store & still had to modify them to make em fit.
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