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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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centre stand makes bike unusable...

Hi guys,

I have a Honda CB1 with a sticking centre stand (very stiff to operate) which on occasions took many attempts to get up.

On closer inspection the shaft/pin holding the stand to the frame had a faceplate which enforced that the stand rotates on the shaft rather than the stand and shaft rotating in the mounting holes. I tried multiple applications of penetrating oil but after a few days it was still returning to the same stiffness. So my conclusion was that it was seizing on the shaft due to foreign bodies and it would need to be removed and cleaned or replaced.

After removing the retaining split pin, inserting a snugly fitting socket and taping that with a large hammer the shaft/pin started to move. I kept checking every few hits and the shaft/pin was making steady progress so I decided it ok to continue.

However, once the retaining shaft/pin cleared the frame mounting hole and started to receed into the centre stand shaft it would not move any more.
I then tried knocking it the other way (knocking it back in) but no progress made.
It now looks firmly stuck and my centre stand is now being held on one mounting hole while the other side hangs down a bit thus the bike is highly unusable.


My Options are;

1. Larger hammer and more brute force on the retaining shaft to knock it out all the way with brute force.
2. Try to knock it back in and remove the faceplate to enable it to rotate in the mounting holes instead of stand rotating on retaining shaft.
3. Cut the stand out with a disc and source replacement.

Can anyone tell me whether the impacts from repeated hammering on the frame have any detrimental effects on the engine or rest of the motorbike?

Anyone have any removal tips?

Any help much appreciated.

Mark.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 12:22 PM
 
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Bummer. Most riders here have never seen a centerstand. I looked in my Honda and Haynes manual and neither mentions the centerstand or how to remove it. I spray mine whenever I do the sidestand. If it was mine, I would try and cut the retaining shaft. If not, I would cut the stand. You can always have it welded stronger than before.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-10-2006, 07:56 PM
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PB Blaster is the best penetrating oil I have used. Let it soak for a while then use some heat (careful of fire hazard) before you start pounding it out.

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Man pics are worth a thousand words... I have had centerstands but I just can't imagine it without seeing it... so get some pics and I'll see if I can offere some help.




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PB Blaster is the best penetrating oil I have used. Let it soak for a while then use some heat (careful of fire hazard) before you start pounding it out.

Larry
good advice...if you have to cut it...there are many moto-salvage yards where you can get replacement parts...I don't think there is a big market for center stands...
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I happened to find a centerstand for a CBR1000F on ebay. Since Honda doesn't change parts much, maybe it will help taking off yours.
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I guess our new friend with 1 post is not coming back...
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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-21-2006, 04:26 AM
 
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Just take it off and save weight.
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maybe he tried to take the stand off and in turn the bike landed on him...

after the whole ordeal he decided that twf was to blame and thought it best to never come on here again.

in that case i say F him.....



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How do you start a thread, post, and have 0 post
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It's because of some black majic vodoo sh*t.
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It's because of some black majic vodoo sh*t.
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