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Can not remove the kickstand (jiffystand). Undid the cotter pin. pulled the pin out, but can not get the kickstand to come out...any suggestions?

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  • grizz9000 Sep 27, 2010

    Will have to look when I get home. The new spring was purchased from Southern Thunder Harley Davidson in Southaven,MS. Sunday.

  • grizz9000 Sep 27, 2010

    That does look like the set up that is under it. I just need to figure out which bolt to undo next...
    According to that exploded view we took out the clevis pin. I thought it whould slip out, but it doesn't...

  • grizz9000 Sep 27, 2010

    Thanks for your help...The picture alone is awesome. At least now we'll know what is suppose to come loose when we start to undo things...

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Did you take the spring off?

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  • grizz9000 Sep 27, 2010

    Yep...the kickstand is real loose and we were trying to figure out how to tighten it..

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    wd4ity Sep 27, 2010

    You must be working on a Sportster. On most of the Big Twins, the kick stand is supposed to feel "Loose". The reason for this is that there is a tab that slides into a slot to "lock" the kickstand in place. In years past, the kickstand didn't lock and if you parked your bike point downhill on too a grade, the bike would roll forward, disengage the kickstand, and fall over. if you're working on Sportster, the lug for the kickstand is actually part of the frame. The pin that went through the kickstand has worn a bit of metal that extends from the frame into the kickstand hole and is keeping the part from coming off. You may have to knock the old kickstand off with a hammer. If you simply replace the old kickstand with a new, it'll probably be loose as well. You'll probably have to drill the hole in the frame and put a sleeve in it to tighten the hole back to the pin dimension. Always put a new spring on the stand. I also seem to remember a rubber bumper on the frame for the kickstand to rest on. This kept tension on the sping and prevented rattling.

    Good Luck
    Steve

  • grizz9000 Sep 27, 2010

    No, it is a 2003 FXD...When we put the spring on it, the spring is loose enough to fall off. The spring is brand new. unless we're not connecting it properly. We have no instructions, diagram or picture of what it is suppose to look like. There is a hole in the kickstand (jiffystand) that one end of the spring connects to and the other end, all I see is a little tab hanging down that I assume it connects to. If it doesn't connect there and suppose to some how wrap around it, where does it connect to?

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    wd4ity Sep 27, 2010

    No, it sounds like you have the spring on correctly, a little loop on the kickstand and a protrusion on the frame that looks similar to a mushroom. Now, do you have the correct sping. Is it an original H-D part? I've found that most of the Tiawan copies are loose fitting like that. They have these swivel ends on them as well.

    My suggestion is to go to a local dealer and get an original spring and the little rubber tab that goes in the hole on the kick stand. Now, do you see the "tab" on the kickstand and how it locks into the part on the frame. To make getting the spring on easier, take the parts on the frame loose.

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    wd4ity Sep 27, 2010

    Go to this site and have a look.

    Bikebandit.com http://www.bikebandit.com/2004-harley-da...

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    wd4ity Sep 27, 2010

    If you got the part from Southern Thunder, it's probably a "Taiwan Ted" part, V-Twin. We used to have a Southern Thunder here just outside of Atlanta. I was running a "free shop" here at my house. If your bike was broke, you buy the parts and I'd fix it. But, now that this damned depression has just lingered on, most of the shops within a fifty mile radius have gone out of business. Since I don't have a showroom, they don't want to give me a dealership on the parts. At any rate, I've become disenchanted with most of the aftermarket parts. They're made in China and they're junk. I spent three days trying to make a set of kick starter gears work in a '72 FLH. Finally got it fixed but only used one of the three gears that was in the kit. Those Chinese cannot read a micrometer or something. I've run into that so many times that I've given up. I only work on stuff for my best friends now. Now, you know why I like OEM parts. At least they work if you can find a parts man that can get you the right part.

    Good Luck
    Steve Bentley
    Forsyth, Ga.

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