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Question Quick, Snapping-UP Kick/Stand...???

OK, believe it or not, one of the cool things I've like about my RC51, is how when you get on it and push the kick-stand up, and it goes up with a snap/real quick. Well, mines not been doing it for awhile You know, it gets all that grit and chain lube up in the joint, and slows it WAY down, to the point that you have to pull the kick stand all the way up!

I've takin' it off, cleaned, dissaembled, cleaned some more, reassemble and I've just never been able to get back, the snap up, it once has had

Anybody else have a slow/draggin' kick stand?

What can I do, ideas...

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Viagra will put the snap back in your lil stand.
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LOL Like I Didn't See That......OHhhh

Yeah Shite! I knew that was Coming ()

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NP. I noticed the stand return spring can get stretched when fully mismantaling. Get a replacement spring also make sure no loctite went from the sensor bolt to the pivot.
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I have the same problem with my RC's kickstand. It just does not seem to snap up. I got it like that so I thought that that is normal.

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I have always wanted to rig up a suicide kickstand on my bike.

*where the kickstand automatically springs up when you stand the bike up. Then proceeds to make an awesome metalic clanking noise before it settles to its retracted position.

Some bimotas come with these from the factory.

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Thumbs up GOT HERRrr DONE!

Ok, sorry I wasted space here, I should have done this first, but anyhow, I got her fixed, to like NEW again last night

The spring is fine Troy, super strong, it was pretty tuff getting it off.

The problem was, I never "completely" disassembled the kick-stand, which last night I did. So even though I've been spraying a boat load of spray lubracants in the joint of said stand, it was completely DRY!

So, cleaned her up alittle and applied a mixture of Marine grease and alu.never seize, she's poping back up with a Snap again! Awesome

I hope this helps you too "billas rc51"

Hey "RC51Stunna" I never knew a Bimota to have that kind of K/S, but I know that people would complain ALL the time with that type of kick-stand on Ducati's.


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I think ill do the same thing.

I love the way that thing used to spring into place.

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