centre stand makes bike unusable...
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.