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August 3rd, 2015, 08:23 PM   #21
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That makes perfect sense Pollo, I always thought they just welded the foot on mine crooked on accident!

*I lost the c clip and made one out of a spare spoke.


Fwiw, the stand will break eventually no matter what you do or don't do.

Especially, with the stand down if you:
Sit on the bike.
Stand on it.
Kick start it.
Try to pry the rear wheel off the ground to lube the chain or move the valve stem to a handy place.

Also, as I found out after doing none of the above... it will break eventually if you let it "hyper-extend" too many times unchecked.



Check it periodically for cracks and get it welded up before it breaks completely.
It's tough to get it welded at the proper angle after it breaks completely.

An FE with 17's needs a custom length somewhere between the FS and FE. It's just possible to have it work for 17" wheels and 21/18, but you have to plan where to park it.



To the gentleman that said his bike leaks fuel out of the overflow because it leans so much:

Methinks your float level is too high.
My bike/s never leaked until leaned past 45.
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August 3rd, 2015, 11:03 PM   #22
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I've never broken a sidestand!

just lucky I guess but have never done any of the bad stuff Pollo listed above so I've been a good boy!

but I have welded up the bracket many, many times

1) in order to stop the sidestand over extending forwards and taking too much pressure asd the bike leans over further.

2) drilled the hole and put a top hat bush in, then again and put the later pivot bolt in.

3) welded the back flick stop so that there was always the correct tension on the springs when the stand was UP so that the springs were right when the stand was DOWN!

i also always use both springs.

it doesn't matter how many parts you sell, you can't be there for the customer to see the abortions they are prepared to ride around. I have about 7 Husabergs here at the moment from customers and only one has a sidestand.

it's not cheap either is it!
sidestand
inner spring
outer spring
C hook
pivot bolt
some drilling $$$
some welding $$$
some spraying $$$

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August 5th, 2015, 04:18 PM   #23
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I had to weld one of the stands that cracked at the tube and bracket. I had a friend sit on it with the stand down and I told him not to do that because I could tell already its not made for that kind of weight. A few days later I noticed it was split nearly in half.

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Mine(FS650E @ 380mm stand's length) broke at the weld between the pipe and the pivot plug too, welded it using a piece of tube to make it stronger.




The final project after some grinding and painting.
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