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The sidestand starts to come down whilst riding

I have a Honda Shadow VT125 - The sidestand starts to come down whilst riding which obviously causes engine cut out. How can sidestand be fixed so it isn't so loose?

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Buy a more tensioned spring thats very dangerous aswell for now but a cable tie around the stand to stop this my dads bike done this and smashed into a wall he couldnt lean over

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Hi, Tom and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
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