MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

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MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by Bunker » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:42 am

Well, there is no actual recall Im afraid, the army don't want them back but....

Anyone who has a brand new side stand in their parts bin for the 350 beware:

The OEM side stands are heavy and solid. There is a batch out there of brand new (old stock) ones which weigh half as much. They are thin wall steel and WILL COLLAPSE on your bike. This happened to Apophis a couple of years ago and happened to me last week, fortunately I noticed it bending.

The steel shroud at the pivot point on the swing arm digs into the stand tube and it wil bend like 15mm copper tubing.

Dispose of and use an OEM one.

You have been warned :-)
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Re: MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by arceye » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:01 pm

Was that the one that i extended for you ? :shock:
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Re: MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by Bunker » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:57 pm

Was that the one that i extended for you ?
No, thats awesome. The one I refer to is on the 'mint' 560.
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Re: MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by Wirralman » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:46 pm

I too bought a lightweight 350 stand a three years ago. It looks real but does bend very easily, I fitted mine and parked the bike outside the Stafford show just for the day . When I came back about 6 hours later the bike was at an alarming angle- a couple of hours more and it would have fallen over.

Fortunately I only paid Ă‚ÂŁ2.79 + Ă‚ÂŁ1.75 postage, so no great loss , but I thought I was getting the real item from my ebay purchase. I didn't keep a record of the seller I'm afraid.

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Re: MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by Roly » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:05 pm

I bought one off e-bay a few months ago, haven't used it yet.

Best I have a careful look at it before I do, the plan was to get some bracket wielded to it so I

could kick the stand down while still seating on the bike.
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Re: MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by Wirralman » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:45 pm

Best I have a careful look at it before I do
The lightweight and normal stands LOOK exactly the same- you need to weigh it and compare it to the weight of a known good stand.
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Re: MT PRODUCT RECALL......350 side stands...

Post by Roly » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:36 am

Wirralman wrote:
Best I have a careful look at it before I do
The lightweight and normal stands LOOK exactly the same- you need to weigh it and compare it to the weight of a known good stand.
Weighing it will no tbe a problem, I work in a college science department.
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