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Help on My Harley Jiffy Stand - FIXED

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by blade819, Jul 8, 2012.

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  1. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    My spring on my Jiffy Stand (why do they call it this?) fell off my 2006 Road King. Now when I put the spring back on the stand will not retract all the way up. The spring looks fine visibly. Anyone with suggestions?

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  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    I might have lost some of it's tension, that's why it came off

    Probably made out of cheap steel on China
     
  3. GW22

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    Ex-professional boxer Jiffy Jeff invented it. Click the link.

    -Gary
     
  4. beaker100

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    hi blade, sounds like the spring did strech out. get over to the chopper shop and get a new one for $10.00 or $15.00 and you should be ok. doug
     
  5. TrapDud

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    Blade819,

    Your diagnosis is right. I've replaced many over the years. Usually they will drag on a speed bump and it stretches. They are $6.00 at Harley Davidson. When we ride in Mexico each rider carries 2 spares and there have been times we've used all of them It's a good idea to get a spare and carry it in your saddle bag. The new one will be a little harder to put on compared to the stretched one.

    Have fun riding and keep safe.
     
  6. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Ok.... bought a new spring. Attached it by hooking it on to the stand and leveraging the stand back into the holder then putting the 11/16 nut back on. Guess what? The stand will still not retract all the way to the frame. This is becomming annoying! Will go to the Harley shop in ATL tomorrow.

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  7. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Just carry some baling wire and cinch it up everytime LOL
     
  8. halfmile

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    couldn't resist.

    HM
     
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    Baling wire is cheaper and has the rugged look Hells Angels like to maintain
     
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    The oil leaking out the bottom of the engine has probably got the kickstand too loose. :)
     
  11. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    halfmile.... I like your idea! Grntitan... they don't leak anyomre.

    blade819
     
  12. g1212969

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    Sounds like a broken stop tab ...it cost me about $100.00
     
  13. halfmile

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    blade..........my racing days were full of great discoveries..........Duct tape, ty-wraps, and bungee cords.

    Duct tape held your leathers tight around your legs to keep the gravel and chickens out, and you could run your throttle cable over the top of the gas tank instead of under, cable ties held all the shit on the frame/bars, and a bungee would hold the rear of the gas tank down instead of a bolt so you could get it off quick in the pits.

    HM
     
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    halfmile,

    I got a pretty good visual of all that in my mind being I'm a Master Jury Rigger. You wouldn't happen to have some of your old racing pics? Nothing like the old motocross and flat track pictures.
     
  15. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    grntitan.... what in the hell is a Master Jury Rigger? Is that something to do with bribing those Chicago jury's?

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    Well blade, does Afro-Engineer ring a bell? I just added the Master as it made it sound important.

    I'm try'n to keep it clean here. ;)
     
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    HM,

    That stuff isn't allowed on the flat track bikes I wrench for. The owner is one picky SOB and it better look the part if you know what I mean. We did win Friday night so it's all good!

    ss
     
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    Yeah, things are different now. One of the most sanitary rigs I ever saw was the one Mike Hacker was riding. He was at Springfield a couple years ago with his arm in a cast, but the bike was displayed in front of the TT grandstand.

    A well prepared mile bike is indeed a work of art.

    The new brands coming in now should make for a lot of interesting visuals.

    Ron Wood made a Beauty of a BMW 800 Twin, Check it out:




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    Here's a street tracker version of a Ron Woods Rotax, also delicious. Guy's name is Lineaweaver in Illinois, nice job.


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    The cable ties may be there, but the duct tape no longer an option.

    I take my hat off to the guys who create these beauties.

    There are lots of nice race bike photos on the Web, and a site for Vintage Flat trackers with neat old Yammie and Triumph framers.

    Enjoy

    HM
     
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    SWEEEEEEET Bike
     
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