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    Fut rolls off center stand too easily

    I've noticed lately my Futura seems to roll off the centerstand a little too easily. It's almost as the feet are not equal. I can feel each one level off and if I'm not careful it'll keep rolling forward right off the stand completely. I've only had the bike for a few months now, but this is a recent development.

    I have scraped the stand occasionally in corners - could that have bent something? I don't feel like I've hit anything hard enough, but who knows. Anyone experience something similar?

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    couple things to check.

    1st, make certain the pivot bolts for the stand are tight.

    On both sides of the stand, up near those pivot bolts, are bolts/lock nuts that limit the stands travel. If one or both of those has loosened and worked their way out, this will cause the stand to sit more upright - instead of leaning back. Iirc, there have been posts with these coming loose. I've got about 5mm of bolt showing between the lock nut and the head of the adjusting bolt.

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    Thanks Ras, you were spot on. Both pivot bolts had come loose and needed plenty of turns to tighten. And on the rider's right side the spacer bolt/lock nut was finger loose and was slowly working itself out. The left side was about 5mm and I matched the other and tightened everything down nice n' snug. No more rolling forward, yay!

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    sweet. love the easy, cheap fixes.

    I did a search back, but didn't find what I was looking for, but I sure sorta remember that happening to someone way back

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    Thanks gents, I checked my tightness (and a quick paint job) and I found them to be loose as well. Not anymore!
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    wouldn't hurt to put a drop of blue loctite on that hardware.

    Not on the Fut, but I've had side stand pivots come loose on other bikes. It's no fun when the bike falls on top of you

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    Both my KTM and Husqvarna have had loose kickstands. It is irritating to be on a trail and the bike falls down. My PM is usually pretty good but there are some items that I just don't think about. I've put more miles on my Fut this summer (sabbatical) then I have in the past 10 years and it's been fantastic.
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