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Side stand lubrication

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blakemuhhfukn

Anyone had to do this before? My kickstand no longer retracts with gusto so I'm thinking it needs some lube. My owners manual says to have it checked by a dealer but that's not really my style ( I am still learning). Remove the spring, nut, bolt, stand, clean everything and lube the pivot plus any metal touching other metal and put it back together? Am I missing something or is it really that easy? If it is why have this done at a dealer?

I tried doing some searching but anything with lube had 100 results for the chain, and I couldn't find anything related to the side stand/kickstand. 

Thanks in advance!

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TheAbhartach

I looked it up, and per the Yamaha service manual:

"lubricate the pivoting point, metal-to-metal moving parts and spring contact point of the side-stand." Also per the service manual, the recommended lubricant is lithium-soap-based grease.

All that said, I think it's easy to overthink something like this. Just get in there and grease it up.

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blakemuhhfukn
2 hours ago, TheAbhartach said:

All that said, I think it's easy to overthink something like this. Just get in there and grease it up.

cool man, thank you! I'll get it done this weekend

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scat2me
4 hours ago, TheAbhartach said:

I looked it up, and per the Yamaha service manual:

"lubricate the pivoting point, metal-to-metal moving parts and spring contact point of the side-stand." Also per the service manual, the recommended lubricant is lithium-soap-based grease.

All that said, I think it's easy to overthink something like this. Just get in there and grease it up.

That my friend would make a great Tee Shirt       "Just get in there and grease it up"

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Beemer
21 hours ago, TheAbhartach said:

I looked it up, and per the Yamaha service manual:

"lubricate the pivoting point, metal-to-metal moving parts and spring contact point of the side-stand." Also per the service manual, the recommended lubricant is lithium-soap-based grease.

All that said, I think it's easy to overthink something like this. Just get in there and grease it up.

Another oil/lubricant thread debacle, good job!


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