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Does you TE250 lean over to the point you think the kickstand will give-way. Mine leans to the point I think it's going to fall over. I bought the bike used and it seems as thought someone sat on it while on the kickstand, bending pivot point to allow it to lean over so much. What is you observation?

Merlinn

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check for excessive sideways play on the stand. You might need to remove it, heat up the end and bend the plates together (to close up the gap). They bend apart with continued usage.

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Mine leans to far over as well. It looks like the kick stand stops further forward then I would think it should. I only have 150 miles on my bike and I know its been this way since I brought it home 1.5 years ago.

I think they made them go further forward to stop the kick stand from folding up if you left the bike running on the kickstand.

My 2000 610 used to be able to "walk" with the kick stand down. First time I rode the 610, I started it, parked it on a concrete slab on the kickstand while I locked the house door. Crash!!!!!. Worse part is the shifter blew a hole through the clutch cover!!!!!!

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I only have 150 miles on my bike and I know its been this way since I brought it home 1.5 years ago.

So far you have averaged .0115 miles per hour since owning the bike.

I would say at that rate, your kick stand will rust away before you need new tires. Which is good if your into saving money on tires. :cry:

At only 150 miles you should have only used the stand twice. Once when leaving for the ride and 0nce when coming home from the ride. :cry:

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Mine appeared to do what you've described here,

It turned out that the two bolts fastening the pivot bracket to the frame had worked loose and bent over.

Too many times the damn thing has flipped back up when I've been on the other side, so I have modified the main bolt to prevent the stand from flipping back up and removed the smallest of the two springs.

The stands are only strong enough to hold the bike up, even when they are tucked up out of the way mine got bent inward after a fall and started to wear against the swing arm.

RickyT

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Probably less per hour then that. I bought mine in Aug of 2003. Serial number is in the 90's. It was off the first load that made it to the USA.

I ride every once and a while at home on a 14 mile loop. It guess I own it for putting arrows up at our enduro once per year. :cry:

Since I don't ride much anymore, I thought about selling it and buying something cheeper, but after the bath I would take selling it I might as well keep it!

PS: I already replaced the tires before riding 1/2 of Curly Furn last spring.

So far you have averaged .0115 miles per hour since owning the bike.

I would say at that rate, your kick stand will rust away before you need new tires. Which is good if your into saving money on tires. :cry:

At only 150 miles you should have only used the stand twice. Once when leaving for the ride and 0nce when coming home from the ride. :cry:

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