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After watching my bike fall over for the final time :D , I cut that stupid knob of the kick stand bolt :) . Goodbye good auto retract feature, you've screwed me for the last time. I always try to be super careful when parking the bike and still it happened again. But now I know that "GM 522 storm gray metallic touch-up paint" matches the engine covers very well.

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it could be worse.. I had to use J&B Weld on my stator cover after the 1st 15 minutes of ownership.

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It's got nothing to do with the auto retract stand. The side stand is a menace. Just be glad you didn't park next to anything expensive... Or in front of your friends.

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Yes, the bike can still walk backwards until it gets to uneven ground enough to tip over. The stand is too tall for many conditions.

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I got to where I wouldn't start the beast until I was sitting on it. Really likes to walk on hard surface and can't trust it to be running without ass on the seat.

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Even if it's the stand and not the auto retract - that's a really lame feature imo.

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Even if it's the stand and not the auto retract - that's a really lame feature imo.
I like it. No problems in 3 years but mine leans over a lot.[TE250] May be worse on bigger motors. It serves me well as an alarm when someone tries to sit on my bike. If they don't have boots I like to here the swearing:thumbsup: I usuallly find a tree in the woods[force of habit]. :)

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I like it. No problems in 3 years but mine leans over a lot.[TE250] May be worse on bigger motors. It serves me well as an alarm when someone tries to sit on my bike. If they don't have boots I like to here the swearing:thumbsup: I usuallly find a tree in the woods[force of habit]. :)

My '08 barely leans at all and that seems like a problem unless I am very soft ground.

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My '08 barely leans at all and that seems like a problem unless I am very soft ground.

Ask your dealer for the revised kick stand, it's got more of a bend and is slightly shorter. I need the updated part too...as the my bike came with is nearly useless.

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