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trshooter
Posted 2016-04-15 5:44 PM (#182185)
Subject: Bent Kickstand


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 29
Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada
I decided to do some modifications to my kickstand after it started to bend. I talked to my dealer about it and he put in a request to have it replaced under warranty. Polaris never replied - big surprise.
I wrote Polaris about it and they told me my 5-year warranty does not cover as the kickstand is only covered under the first year - Another big surprise!
So then I straightened it in a press and split some heavy wall 1? square tubing, fit it around the kickstand, clamped it tight and welded the tubing back together.
While I was at it I replaced the rubber pad on the bottom that wears out way too quickly with an old piece of a car tire and stainless rivets.
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johnnyvision
Posted 2016-04-15 5:51 PM (#182186 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Visionary

Posts: 4275
what year is you bike
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trshooter
Posted 2016-04-15 5:55 PM (#182187 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 29
Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada
My bike is a 2011, I tried to post pictures but for some reason I cannot get them to load on here. It did come up on TheVog.net though.http://www.thevog.net/threads/bent-kickstand.63757/




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Arkainzeye
Posted 2016-04-15 6:31 PM (#182190 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Visionary

Posts: 3772
Pittsburgh, PA
thats weird my 2011 still has the rubber on the stand..
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j.wales
Posted 2016-04-16 5:08 AM (#182200 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Cruiser

Posts: 196
Asheville, NC
I've already ordered a new rubber "shoe" for my 2014. It appears to have split.
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rdeerx
Posted 2016-04-16 8:06 AM (#182207 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: RE: Bent Kickstand


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 19
I did the car tire thing to my 2010 XC. Also one of the things I did to my 2015 XCT after I got it last august. Figure I'm good for a 100,000 miles now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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trshooter
Posted 2016-04-16 10:55 AM (#182209 - in reply to #182200)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 29
Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada
I had replaced mine a couple of years ago and it was time to replace again. So I hope this will last a bit longer can?t be any worse.
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trshooter
Posted 2016-04-16 11:05 AM (#182210 - in reply to #182207)
Subject: RE: Bent Kickstand


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 29
Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada
Nice to hear it works Rdeerx. Mine is only a bias ply tire so might not last as long as yours.
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johnnyvision
Posted 2016-04-16 5:58 PM (#182364 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Visionary

Posts: 4275
lst my kickstand rubber two years ago. Still searching for it.
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trshooter
Posted 2016-04-17 1:50 PM (#182448 - in reply to #182185)
Subject: RE: Bent Kickstand modifications


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 29
Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada
trshooter - 2016-04-15 3:44 PM

I decided to do some modifications to my kickstand after it started to bend. I talked to my dealer about it and he put in a request to have it replaced under warranty. Polaris never replied - big surprise.
I wrote Polaris about it and they told me my 5-year warranty does not cover as the kickstand is only covered under the first year - Another big surprise!
So then I straightened it in a press and split some heavy wall 1? square tubing, fit it around the kickstand, clamped it tight and welded the tubing back together.
While I was at it I replaced the rubber pad on the bottom that wears out way too quickly with an old piece of a car tire and stainless rivets.
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trshooter
Posted 2016-04-18 3:42 PM (#182465 - in reply to #182448)
Subject: Re: Bent Kickstand


Puddle Jumper

Posts: 29
Tumbler Ridge, BC Canada
This is the replay I received back from Polaris after sharing my post with them.

Hello,

Thank you for your feedback and the pictures. I will share this issue and your fix with our Engineering group.

Regards,
Marie
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