adjusting chain off the stand
masonjs at nrtco.net
Fri May 29 10:44:47 PDT 2009
And the bike magically sits still for this?? Or do you suspend it from a
cloud with a sky hook and 80 feet of shoireline ?
Christ I couldn't even check the oil level in my bike without the centre
stand. Damn near had the strom come down on my pumpkin when I tried. Would
have soiled a good hat.
This is the reason I installed the centre stand.
After the trip throough Labrador with Steve, Mike, Bill & Bruce, I found
the side stand needing assistance in soft ground. I carry a plastic disc to
place under the stand on soft ground but the cord (made up for the GPz)
would just reach the clutch lever on the strom and was a bitch to get under
I noticed Beemer Mike had someone install a hockey puck (hockey see previous
email on center stand installation). A puck is a cylindrical disc of
extemely hard rubber used as a missle in hockey. It will travel at about
trhe speed of light abd can remove teeth faster than a team of dentists.
If you look at a goal tender (goalie) in hockey, he has a face mask, chest
protector, boys cup, arm pads, armored shorts, lower leg pads, armored
skates and gloves--actually the only place not well protected on a goalie is
about 2" of his throat. The object of the game is to hit the goalie in the
throat with the puck.
I thought this puck on the bottom of the side stand to be a great idea as it
would not allow the bike to simk into soft terrain and made the bike stand
up a little straighter making it easier for an old guy like me to heave up
Like most Canadians I have several spare (maybe 20) pucks. I went out to
the garage with puck, power drill, bits, screw driver and several screws. I
drilled 2 holes in the foot of the side stand. Then I screwed the puck to
the bottom of the side stand.
I got on the bike, flipped up the side stand, and then pushed the bike off
the centre stand. I reached up with my left foot to put down the side stand
and found the puck was jammed against the centre stand and the side stand
would not go down. I could not lean the right side of the bike against the
garage wall as it was too far over. I could not get off the bike as it was
too close to an extension ladder hanging on the wall. I could not get the
centre stand down as I have to be able to heave back on the bike.
I was basically trapped in my garage sitting on my bike. Fortunately my
wife came out and I was able to get her to hold the bike while I got off it.
She hasn't come to my rescue since the wheel bearing insidence.
Jim who is just back off the river from test running an old Evinrude 9.5HP.
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