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I have Just learned how to get bike up on centerstand as of saturday :banana:(different post),

had used the stand 8 or 10 times since then. I put bike up on stand this morning, went to perform a task, came back and could NOT get bike off centerstand:?. Got off, looked around, and then stepped back from bike, stand appeared to be more forward then i had seen it. A closer inspection discovered that the bar which holds the centerstand and it's bracket had rips on both ends:shock:. The rips aremaybe 1/4 of pipe/pole circumfirence and on bottom, welds appear undisturbed. I am guessig that unless i cut out the old and weld in new, this frame is done:(. Am I right?:baffled:



So I just decided to start getting a feel for how big a hole to cut in the ol pocket:D,



or just to abandon ship:action:.
 

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It can probably be fixed, my 83 did the same thing and I fixed it by putting it back in place and welding braces to it and the main frame.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
It can probably be fixed, my 83 did the same thing and I fixed it by putting it back in place and welding braces to it and the main frame.
You're right on time Dave, I just got a resonse from whisker over on the 'naked' site pointing to a post. Apparently i have stumbled ona recurring/unfolding design flaw:waving:. If you are curious he pointed to a 'how to' post for frame rust repair.
 

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I'd sleeve and weld it... Lots cheaper. Gussets here and there won't hurt either.
 
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