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My drive way is pretty level at the garage door area and I usually open the door , roll my machine out and walk back in and close the garage door and lock it and go out the side door.
So the other day I did my usual routine and pulled the door down and started walking away when I heard a sickening noise. I quickly opened the door and Yep, there she was laying on her side. My stomach started knotting up.
No damage done except a ripped grip on my left handle bar and a scratch on the mirror edge.
Anyway.....what I discovered was the friggin kickstand has NO tension in the down position. If the bike isn't sitting perfectly level and is out of gear it will roll right off the kickstand.
I am going to take the kickstand off and shorten the spring or cut a little deeper channel in the groove where it fits when in the down position. Either way, something has got to be done. Since this happened I always make sure I leave it in gear when I park it.
Anyone else have such a loose kickstand? There is dang near No spring tension on that kickstand when it is down.
 

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Thanks for posting this I just looked and cannot believe they did not put a locking kick stand on this machine.

Little machine shop and I should have a fix.

For now it looks like always park rear down grade and front up the grade.
 

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Sorry to hear that olddawg. At least it the parts damage wont cost an arm and leg. Hopefully you get it fixed soon. Sucks! maybe a tire chalk? :confused:
 

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The only damage was a scratched mirror and a torn left handlebar grip. Oh yeah, the shifter was bent too. Straighten the shifter, touched up edge of mirror with black paint and ordered a new grip. Total cost was $7.00 for grip.
 

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Good choice, at least going with that you can be sure it won't fall over as easily.

tested everyway I can think. just putting it in gear locks it down well
 
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Yep! Same thing!

My first ride home from dealership and parked in my parking lot which is slanted. Almost dropped the bike as it rolled forward off the stand....wrenched my right shoulder catching it but didn't drop it. I now ALWAYS park facing uphill. Will probably begin leaving it in gear when parked.
 

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My drive way is pretty level at the garage door area and I usually open the door , roll my machine out and walk back in and close the garage door and lock it and go out the side door.
So the other day I did my usual routine and pulled the door down and started walking away when I heard a sickening noise. I quickly opened the door and Yep, there she was laying on her side. My stomach started knotting up.
No damage done except a ripped grip on my left handle bar and a scratch on the mirror edge.
Anyway.....what I discovered was the friggin kickstand has NO tension in the down position. If the bike isn't sitting perfectly level and is out of gear it will roll right off the kickstand.
I am going to take the kickstand off and shorten the spring or cut a little deeper channel in the groove where it fits when in the down position. Either way, something has got to be done. Since this happened I always make sure I leave it in gear when I park it.
Anyone else have such a loose kickstand? There is dang near No spring tension on that kickstand when it is down.
Tough luck @OldDawg. :(. This almost happened to me. Luckily I was near the bike, it might have moved a couple of inches before I could arrest the movement. No fall but the bike is surely heavy. Wondering if it's worth installing a center stand.
 

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I've always left a motorcycle in gear when parking on a grade, I've always pointed the front tire up the grade, and I've never had a problem. The kickstand on my Street 750 does "cam-lock" into it's proper full position like my Sportster but it is a "cam-lock" and not a physical lock of the stand.
 
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My drive way is pretty level at the garage door area and I usually open the door , roll my machine out and walk back in and close the garage door and lock it and go out the side door.
So the other day I did my usual routine and pulled the door down and started walking away when I heard a sickening noise. I quickly opened the door and Yep, there she was laying on her side. My stomach started knotting up.
No damage done except a ripped grip on my left handle bar and a scratch on the mirror edge.
Anyway.....what I discovered was the friggin kickstand has NO tension in the down position. If the bike isn't sitting perfectly level and is out of gear it will roll right off the kickstand.
I am going to take the kickstand off and shorten the spring or cut a little deeper channel in the groove where it fits when in the down position. Either way, something has got to be done. Since this happened I always make sure I leave it in gear when I park it.
Anyone else have such a loose kickstand? There is dang near No spring tension on that kickstand when it is down.
I know it must have been a shock, but happy to note you got away lightly. Do keep us posted how you sorted out this defect. It's a great education for us all.
 

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Mine fell in the dealer parking lot injuring me and the bike. Calling Harley customer service Monday to repair the damage and provide a fix for this dangerous problem. Unacceptable!
 

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Hello Everyone...

I'm about to pick up an XG750 and don't want this to happen to me...

Has anyone found a fix, other than parking in gear?

Thanks
Joe
 

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Hello Everyone...

I'm about to pick up an XG750 and don't want this to happen to me...

Has anyone found a fix, other than parking in gear?

Thanks
Joe
The only solution is, "Be careful". Secondly, follow StoneFree's advice above. Always leave your bike in gear and point it upslope.:D
 

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My kickstand is also loose , have to always think twice about where and how i park.

Anyone know how to tighten it ? or should i change to the center kickstand in the parts catalogue?
 

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I have had the Kickstand spring up on my Majesty on occasion. I got into a habit of pulling the bike backwards once its on the stand. Almost dropped it once. I got off the Majesty. Standing next to it. Then suddenly fell towards me. Fortunately I was able to stop it before it got too far over and pull it back upright. Maybe something to think about? Pulling the Street backwards once it on the stand.
 
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