96 Trident Side Stand.

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When I put the side stand down the bike leans over way to far. It almost looks like it will fall over. Does this seem like a normal situation. Not sure what to do about it or why it would be that way. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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Same here. It's a Triumph thing.
 

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I recently looked at a 97 Trophy 1200 ( looking to expand my arsenal). It had experienced an impact that somehow took out the side stand bracket, partially, and the side stand arm had started to come loose. The owner knew nothing of how it happened, and dealt with it by placing a block of wood under it. Otherwise, it was at risk of falling over.
I walked on this one- too many issues.
 

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I recently look. at a 97 Trophy 1200 ( looking to expand my arsenal). It had experienced an impact that somehow took out the side stand bracket, partially, and the side stand arm had started to come loose. The owner knew nothing of how it happened, and dealt with it by placing a block of wood under it. Otherwise, it was at risk of falling over.
I walked on this one- too many issues.
To bad you had to walk on the Trophy 1200, they are great bikes. The difference on my Trident is I don't see any physical damage or any part of the bracket bent. So for now I use the center stand, just a pain using it instead of the side stand.
 

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iv'e owned a few of the earlier Triumphs a trident 900 , trophy 1200 , daytona super 3 and several tigers , and there all the same ... short side stand !
I found that your rear shock set up to stiff makes it worse , so you need to have the sag rate set right and fit one of the after market side stand feet ...... these things make a world of differace .
 

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To bad you had to walk on the Trophy 1200, they are great bikes. The difference on my Trident is I don't see any physical damage or any part of the bracket bent. So for now I use the center stand, just a pain using it instead of the side stand.
I found a better Trophy and moved on it. It's a '99 with 12,500 miles. Needs carb work, otherwise minty mint. Now, I have my touring bike and local bike. A happy rider!
 

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iv'e owned a few of the earlier Triumphs a trident 900 , trophy 1200 , daytona super 3 and several tigers , and there all the same ... short side stand !
I found that your rear shock set up to stiff makes it worse , so you need to have the sag rate set right and fit one of the after market side stand feet ...... these things make a world of differace .
I'll check out side stand feet. Thanks
 

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I had a 1974 T150V that I passed down to my son. I suspect he used to sit on the bike while it rested on the side stand. For sure the frame tabs eventually broke smooth off the frame !! (Kids !!)
 

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I had a 1974 T150V that I passed down to my son. I suspect he used to sit on the bike while it rested on the side stand. For sure the frame tabs eventually broke smooth off the frame !! (Kids !!)
Side stands are things I wouldn’t put the full weight of a bike plus rider on. Eventually something will give as you noted.
 
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