SIDESTAND TOO VERTICAL.......BEWARE

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  1. RPM

    RPM Active Member

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    When the sidestand is out the Challenger is too vertical !!!!
    When parked on slightly off level ground the bike fell over with a wind gust.
    Broke the brake lever, damaged the mirror, side of faring, and saddlebag hinge.
    On my Road Kings the bikes seemed to tilt more when parked.
    BEWARE WHEN PARKING ON OFF LEVEL GROUND
    I will study sidestand and see if we can make it tilt a bit more
     
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    Damn sorry that happened to you......the Scout was the same way....
     
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    Can Verify That One through Experience .. :)
     
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    I’ve been complaining about Indian kickstands since I bought my first one. Gotta give credit to HD, theirs are much better.
     
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    Kickstand on the 2016 DH was perfect for me. Never an issue.
     
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    The kickstand on my 17 SF seems fine. In fact, if the parking surface slopes even a little to the left, I sometimes feel like it is going to be a hell of a job getting her back upright. Actually, one time at a cafe I had her parked with a lean so far left that I had to get someone to help me straighten her, which was just a little embarrassing . . . At least I learned that the kickstand has no trouble at all taking all of the weight.
     
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    Ditto,.........If the sidestand is the same setup as the Scout it is a easy fix with a grinder or a dremel,....
    Alpal
     
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    Actually think they are the Best of Any Makes Bar None .. Only thing I seen go wrong with them is a Broken Spring .. Guy was bitching up a Storm and the Bike was 23 years old .. :) Only other mishaps seen on HD Rides is changing the bikes height and not allowing for the difference ..
     
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    lowered the Intruder by 1.5 inches and had 1 inch off the side stand to compensate,........
    Alpal
     
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    I'm good with the Roadmaster, though it's a bit of a reach to pull back for my 30" inseam. I had the tip-over risk big time on the BMW K1200LT I traded for the Roadmaster. Pity such an excellent bike like the Challenger has the problem. Aint nothing wrong with 20 to 30 degrees of lean on the stand,
     
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    2016 & 2019 CDH are perfectly fine.
     
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    Granted Gator but they are an easy fix, yeah?,....
     
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    Yeah, I just need to get the extended reach one I guess. I’m always kicking air trying to find it. What I like about the HD stands is the loop that sticks out so you can catch your foot on it. One of the very few things that I thing HD did right. My Scout has one, but the Chieftain doesn’t.
     
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    Just a minor complaint but just something have to adapt when my Dyna kickstand is up is just a bit tricky getting it to come down it tucks back so far.. But have learned it well so really is not a problem anymore .. Only advantage to this have no worries of it scraping in a lean like I did have with the FXR ..
     

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