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Check you center stand bolts
Written by sr139fox on 7/21/2011 at 03:23 am

Check your bolts holding your center stand on for security.

I had my PC parked for about 2 months on the center stand. Yes, it fired right
up after I got home. The ride was uneventful. 2 days later I was going to the
beach and wanted to put the bike on the center stand, but had a lot of trouble
getting it there. I looked under the bike and noticed that one bolt was missing
from the center stand. Not sure when it was lost, but it could have made for a
bad day if the center stand came off during a ride. The other bolt holding the
center stand on was loose.

At every oil change, I will add this inspection for the center stand bolts.

Dave P.

Message Thread for message #106031

sr139fox
7/21/2011, 03:23 am
Check you center stand bolts
Check your bolts holding your center stand on for security. I had my PC parked for about 2 months on the center stand. Yes, it fired right up after I got home. The ride was uneventful. 2 days later I was going to the beach and wanted to p

    mrpacrat
    7/21/2011, 03:25 am
    Check you center stand bolts
    I thought I was the only one. I found mine loose and barely hanging by a thread, but with the nut on. I guess I'd better make that a regular check, that was a long time ago. --- In

      pcnz2004
      7/21/2011, 07:54 am
      Check you center stand bolts
      Mine was loose too!!! I applied thread lock (locktite) after discovering that it was going to drop out soon after I found it. I did check mine at each oil change after that, but having found that it has remained tight since, now only check it

    c172myp51
    7/21/2011, 12:09 pm
    Check you center stand bolts
    I'll make sure I check this before the next time I kick my center stand down at 65 mph to make sparks at night. Don't laugh...it keeps the tail-gater behind you guessing and alert! -Scott

      douglasvanb
      7/21/2011, 03:21 pm
      Check you center stand bolts
      I've thought for a while about putting small steel disks or raised nails in the treads of my riding boots for a similar spark show. This though... Now I'm going to have to experiment ;-) Cheers, Douglas --- In

        unlikelylogi...
        7/21/2011, 03:47 pm
        Check you center stand bolts
        --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "douglasvanb" <douglas.vanbossuyt@...> wrote: > I've thought for a while about

          c172myp51
          7/21/2011, 04:00 pm
          Check you center stand bolts
          I like the unsafe direction this thread is going. Very un-PC like.

          douglasvanb
          7/21/2011, 04:34 pm
          Check you center stand bolts
          Seth, This is getting dangerously close to a reenactment of the infamous scene from Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. It fits perfectly with our dangerous center stand thread. Why yes, the PC can be a dangerous bike in the wrong ha

    daviddockstader
    7/21/2011, 12:19 pm
    Check you center stand bolts
    Use locktite. --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "sr139fox" <sr139fox@...> wrote: > > At every

    gibinmich
    7/21/2011, 12:24 pm
    Check you center stand bolts
    I mentioned this a couple of years ago when I noticed the center stand on PC II was loose. I've checked the centerstand on PC III a few times and its been righty tighty. --- In