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Old 02-21-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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how much side load can the CENTER-stand take?

so i've got the bike shoehorned in the garage for the winter. up on the sidestand and the jeep parked in front of it in the garage. i have a 2x4 on the ground to tell me where to stop, but i guess after bumping into it day after day it had moved a little, and the other day i came home and actually tapped the bike. not hard cause i'm going slow anyways, but it wiggled a little on the side stand. now i know front to back it can take a little abuse, but side loads? i checked it thoroughly and didn't see any cracking of the frame paint or visible damage. i'm assuming it's fine as i just gave it a little love tap, but now i'm paranoid, ha.

pics for setup reference, you can see the bike there in front of the jeep, and the 2x4 on the floor, lol




fixed: was talking about the center-stand, not the side-stand. thanks
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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looks to me like you could BACK UP that 2 x 4 by about 6" and JEEP would still clear the door?

But then again you actually might have to STOP when you feel the 2 x 4!

BTW...you can also put a MARK on the WALL and not go beyond?
Works with my Jeep Grand Cherokee and GS and RT in front of.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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looks to me like you could BACK UP that 2 x 4 by about 6" and JEEP would still clear the door?

But then again you actually might have to STOP when you feel the 2 x 4!

BTW...you can also put a MARK on the WALL and not go beyond?
Works with my Jeep Grand Cherokee and GS and RT in front of.
wide angle lens. it's about as far back as it'll go and let the garage close.

2x4 moved. i do stop when i hit it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Hang a tennis ball from a piece of string from the ceiling, so that it touches the windshield where you want to stop.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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To answer the OP's question, quite a lot I think. With my GSA fully loaded and on the side stand, I sometimes mount by putting my left foot on the left peg and swinging the right leg over. The side stand is taking all of that load, and no problems with 115k miles on the clock. I wouldn't sweat the love tap from your Jeep.

BTW, +1 on TorontoBrit's idea about the tennis ball. I have one dangling from the ceiling that gets lined up with the PA state inspection sticker on my car's windshield. When they touch, I stop and it even works (OK, kind of ) for my wife when she drives the car.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #6
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yeah, this thread wasn't really asking how i should stop haha, but thanks.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #7
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it looks like its on the center stand (not leaned over)
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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I weigh 300lbs and I mount my bike every time like a horse. I can't get on otherwise because my legs are short :)
Sidestand is holding up just fine.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #9
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Hang a tennis ball from a piece of string from the ceiling, so that it touches the windshield where you want to stop.

That's pry your best bet. or put the bike up against another wall
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Yea, that bike is on the center stand, not the side stand. If you didn't bend it you didn't hurt it.
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To answer the OP's question, quite a lot I think. With my GSA fully loaded and on the side stand, I sometimes mount by putting my left foot on the left peg and swinging the right leg over. The side stand is taking all of that load, and no problems with 115k miles on the clock. I wouldn't sweat the love tap from your Jeep.
Being very short, and kind of wide, I do the same all the time. It makes mounting easier. Never an issue with the side stand.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #12
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so it looks like you don't have room for the lean if it was, will it fit between the cars in the garage if backed in

I have the same problem so my car stays outside
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #13
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whoopss.. sorry guys, i meant center-stand.

the bike was up on the center stand when i bumped it. it kinda wobbled, but that was that. checked around the mounting points and everything LOOKED good, just wanted to make sure it was.

thanks for catching that.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #14
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Park the Jeep outside. Case closed.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #15
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Park the Jeep outside. Case closed.
thanks. but that doesn't answer my question.
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