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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-02-2000, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Can I get a measurement from a fellow Blackbird owner?

After my front wheel tucked under, i noticed some scuff marks on the side of the rear tire. I want to rule out that the centerstand is not scraping on leans and stuff, but i can't find out what the proper gap measurement should be in the service manual.

Can someone measure the gap between centerstand and rear tire and let me know? I'd really appreciate it!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-03-2000, 12:16 PM
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My centerstand measures 14/32 in. on the RHS and 10/32 in. on the LHS. That is from the foot of the stand to the edge of the tire where tread meats sidewall. The bike is a US 98 xx. If you went down on the LHS did the footrest (I dont know what else to call the part you step down on when putting it on the stand) contact the pavement and push it into the tire then flex back into place? Hope this helps. Luke

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-03-2000, 04:06 PM
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Can I ask one question,

Did you drop your bike? Sorry I was not sure.

LHS about 9-10mm RHS 7-9mm, hard to tell, the basment at work is dark and the ruler I used is the garden office variety.

Also the type of tyre fitted will make a difernce, for example a D207 is wider and flater than say a Bridgestone and both are listed as 180 profile.

The centre stand should be close, but if it dosn't touch at rest, or by rolling back and forth, it should not be a prob.

If however, your swingarm is lose or bent
or your frame
That could be a differn't story all together.

Your wheel should have zero lateral movement & if your tyre is inflated to the correct amount, it can be real close, but never touch.

I would be real interested to hear how you go.


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