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    Posted: 25 Feb 2015 at 22:07
Got home from the commute and out the bike in the garage ready to bleed the rear brake. Went in a few hours later and the bike has fallen over. Turns out if you get a flat rear tyre, this will cause the bike to topple over. Luckily I had placed a drumming stool next to the bike for when I started the bleed which kept the bike from hitting the deck. Bloody lucky!
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sh*t.............You must have the original side stand fitted if that happened.
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Originally posted by damo46 damo46 wrote:

sh*t.............You must have the original side stand fitted if that happened.
spot on fella.

I found my P&J leaning against the shed wall one morning when the rear had gone flat.
I didn't heed the gypsies warning.
Two weeks later it got blown over at the Pondo.
Was gutted.....nearly £700 to repair the damage.

Moral of story....get yer stand sorted sooner rather than later. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twintorque Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2015 at 06:28
got myself a fireblade stand in December gonna make sure it's fitted before spring has sprung!
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What year is the fireblade stand from?
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Actual nightmare! Thank heavens for the stool!

What year is the sidestand issue?  
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Originally posted by Crownan Crownan wrote:

Actual nightmare! Thank heavens for the stool!

What year is the sidestand issue?  
 
All years have a sidestand issue of some kind. Gen1 under leans and falls over with a flat tyre. Gen2 over leans and has the foot print too close to the bike, but it won't generally fall over with a flat.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote damo46 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2015 at 09:13
The wonky side stand is on all European gen 1 and gen 2 , mille and tuono anyway as far as I know.
The stand, just the leg itself, from an 04 to 07 fireblade is supposed to bolt straight on, someone else might confirm that though. The other option which is more expensive but in my opinion is the better option, fit a complete US spec Aprilia side stand, it will still be cheaper than any damage you would have to repair if your bike falls over, uess you have a stool under it
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I just can't believe how lucky I was.  I should have took  a picture but I was over there in a flash pikcing it up.  That was the other good thing - because of the stool I could get under it and lift it quite easily.  Just got to pay £144 for a new Mich PR4.
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Never felt I had an issue with the one on my Gen 2. I was bricking it over winter in the high winds, it took a battering with the cover on it but didn't even move so much as to set the alarm off Big smile
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Mine did the same thing a few years ago  but  i got off lightly now i always put the bike on the paddock stands after a run when i get home just in case I've picked up anything.
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Yeah I might have to do the same until I can get a new side stand.
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Originally posted by Spoonz Spoonz wrote:

Originally posted by Crownan Crownan wrote:

Actual nightmare! Thank heavens for the stool!

What year is the sidestand issue?  
 
All years have a sidestand issue of some kind. Gen1 under leans and falls over with a flat tyre. Gen2 over leans and has the foot print too close to the bike, but it won't generally fall over with a flat.


Mines gen 2 and has fallen over in the garage with a slow puncture, its been blown over by the windblast from a passing truck when parked up and its been on its side, when my lad decided to get off before I'd had chance to put my foot down in a petrol station.
Must be jinxed. Am now on the third set of exhausts because of it.Cry
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