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hyperbimduke

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Xbr500 sidestand
« on: September 14, 2020, 10:16:02 AM »
Hi, I think my 88'xbr may have the incorrect sidestand, it leans at a greater angle than previous xbr's I've owned.
Suspension is all std, with it on centrestand & with the sidestand out the foot is 80mm above the floor, would anyone be able to measure for me as a comparison?
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Chris
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Mutt

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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 02:51:05 PM »
Mine does the same. The later year model leans over disconcertingly further than the earlier model. I measured the side stands on mine and mine were the same length - they did look odd side by side. I assumed that the angle of the frame mount had been altered but I've not looked at it any further. Could be a market for strap on side stand shoes??? Not just for XBR's....
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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 03:00:09 PM »
From the ground to the front (highest) part of the 'foot' - 90mm

With the stand up - from the centre of the mounting bolt to back (lowest) part of the foot - 205mm
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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 04:10:50 PM »
From the ground to the front (highest) part of the 'foot' - 90mm

With the stand up - from the centre of the mounting bolt to back (lowest) part of the foot - 205mm

Same as  SteveC. Mine's an '87.

hyperbimduke

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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 06:17:14 AM »
Thanks guys, ok so maybe the stand isn't wrong, the shoe is a good idea, with a 15mm piece of wood the lean is about right, ill make a shoe, maybe from black nylon & drill & tap the stand foot.
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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 07:53:56 AM »
They use ice hockey pucks in the States, as it also helps to spread the load on soft ground...
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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 04:26:12 PM »
They use ice hockey pucks in the States, as it also helps to spread the load on soft ground...
Yeah, smart thinking. 👍

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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 10:07:26 PM »
Funny, I have one of the last silver SJ models and earlier G version - you are right, it does lean over more for whatever reason. Think I swapped them at one point and it made no difference. Avon Roadrider tyres are slightly taller and make the angle of lean more pronounced. They look good though.

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Re: Xbr500 sidestand
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2020, 10:50:39 AM »
Thanks guys, ok so maybe the stand isn't wrong, the shoe is a good idea, with a 15mm piece of wood the lean is about right, ill make a shoe, maybe from black nylon & drill & tap the stand foot.

Lots of ready made ones on ebay. Might be worth a look for sidestand extension puck. 👍