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I forgot put the kickstand down after moving my bike in the garage this morning. It came to rest on the left foot peg bracket and the kickstand bracket.

It now looks like the peg bracket is bent because my peg isn't perpendicular to the frame any more. Thankfully, I didn't have any other damage.

Can the bracket be bent back? If so, what is the best way to do that?

Thanks,
Jeremy
 

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got any pics? I have a retro with floor boards so I am not familiar with the custom's peg brackets.
 

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I don't have any pics because I noticed it on the way to work.
 

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Kick stand in the garage? I don't use my kickstand in the garage.

I have a wheel chock set up to drive right in to park and get off.

That would be my future recommendation after fixing the peg.......

Give it a try..............

Ray
 

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Iam guessing you rode the bike in--- If you always use the kickstand to kill the engine - it will always be down when you dismount. If you pushed it in - Why?
Don't know what you peg looks like-- but maybe you a slip a 3ft. length of pipe over it to straighten. Sounds like a crude idea to me, also, but it might work-- make sure bike is secure. There must be a better way though.
BFH? you can tell by now, that Iam no wrench. :(
 

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I was moving the bike around in the garage. I put the kickstand up when I sat on it and then forgot to put it down before I got off.

The footpeg folds up so that you have more cornering clearance. So, I don't think I bent the peg. But I can tell the bracket is not right because the footpeg is at a different angle.

I'm still not sure what the best way to bend the bracket would be.
 

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I did the same thing at the gas pump. Stepped off bike, bike feel to ground. Luckily the only thing damaged was the rear turn signal. The engine guards saved the bike. Now, I'm glad I got that out of my system.
 

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Philscbx said:
If You watch old reruns of Gun Smoke, You'll notice no one dismounts from the right side for the same reason.
Hmm.... I never saw any motorcycles on Gun Smoke...
and come to think of it... I never saw any horses with kickstands either.... :roll:

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Kick stand in the garage? I don't use my kickstand in the garage.

I have a wheel chock set up to drive right in to park and get off.
You might be developing a bad habit using that wheel chock with no kickstand down. :wink:
 

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GeminiII said:
Philscbx said:
If You watch old reruns of Gun Smoke, You'll notice no one dismounts from the right side for the same reason.
Hmm.... I never saw any motorcycles on Gun Smoke...
and come to think of it... I never saw any horses with kickstands either.... :roll:
If you dismount from the left only, with the weight already on the stand, it will never fall.

And to some, parking too close to the pump that you get off on the right.
It's a basic law of physics, Dismounting off the right while machine is still vertical removes all leverage advantage.
At best you created an effective trebuchet, with you as the flying object. :)
 

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Justtp said:
I forgot put the kickstand down after moving my bike in the garage this morning. It came to rest on the left foot peg bracket and the kickstand bracket.

It now looks like the peg bracket is bent because my peg isn't perpendicular to the frame any more. Thankfully, I didn't have any other damage.

Can the bracket be bent back? If so, what is the best way to do that?

Thanks,
Jeremy
Here's an actual response to your question rather than just poking fun at you. :roll: :twisted:

Is the bracket bent or are the bolts bent? I've dealt with a handful of downed C models and am very familiar with your situation. Don't put a pipe on it to try and straighten it, under those circumstances you will likely bend the mounting bolts.

If it's just the bolts you can buy new ones, if it's the plate itself that the peg mounts to then you can remove it and put it on a shop press to flatten it again. This is how I have done the 2 where that plate was bent. :wink:
 

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Philscbx said:
GeminiII said:
Philscbx said:
If You watch old reruns of Gun Smoke, You'll notice no one dismounts from the right side for the same reason.
Hmm.... I never saw any motorcycles on Gun Smoke...
and come to think of it... I never saw any horses with kickstands either.... :roll:
If you dismount from the left only, with the weight already on the stand, it will never fall.

And to some, parking too close to the pump that you get off on the right.
It's a basic law of physics, Dismounting off the right while machine is still vertical removes all leverage advantage.
At best you created an effective trebuchet, with you as the flying object. :)
Huh?
Does basic laws of physics only work on one side only?
And I understand what a “flying object” is and what “UFO’s” are ….
But what the Hell is a “TREBUCHET?!!!!”
 

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Nooo, I must live a very sheltered and protective life.
Am I missing a great deal by missing Punkin chunkin?
 

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A trebuchet was the precursor to a catapult back in medieval times. Catapults were spring loaded, but trebuchets used a counterbalanced weight such as a heavy stone to launch projectiles.
 

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You may have bent it forward or backward. Check and see if you can raise and lower (pivot) the peg or does it bind. If it binds you have found the problem, either bracket or bolts bent.

+1 do as Bare said.

Jim...
 

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Justtp said:
I was moving the bike around in the garage. I put the kickstand up when I sat on it and then forgot to put it down before I got off.

The footpeg folds up so that you have more cornering clearance. So, I don't think I bent the peg. But I can tell the bracket is not right because the footpeg is at a different angle.

I'm still not sure what the best way to bend the bracket would be.
Or you can just get a new bracket off the OEM website, they're fairly reasonable IMO, if you didn't want to mess with trying to bend it back in shape.
 
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