jimbo wrote:And you can and will get the conversations about the rubbers in the isolastics taking a set after long periods of centerstand storage with the different Commando arrangements.
I am curious as to why this would not happen with the side stand as well?
Brooking 850 wrote:Yes I only have the CS on my bike , it also broke in half some years ago hurtling along a gravel rode, now repaired and strengthened, cant do with out it as I have no SS fitted.
Had to build up the area with weld where it contacts the gearbox cradle to get more lift of the back wheel, high wear point .
Watch for the steel bushings cracking over time, plus the spring can wear a slot from the hole on the cross bar causing the bar to crack and break same as Kommando is talking about.
Since about 1996 I have only had the centre stand as well. My original side stand bushing and mounting hole were both badly worn when i got it, and the bolt was non standard and I would always ground on it on hard left corners, so off it came. The restoration is the first time it has been on in 20 years.
My spring wore a slot from the hole as well, so I had it welded and reinforced when I had the stand straightened recently.