I had one near tumble about after getting my Breakout.
When the stand went down it didn't slide well on the bitumen, so it didn't engage the lock (and I didn't look to see).
5 minutes later it started to roll over, but 4 of us were right there to catch it.
I have hated and not trusted the thing ever since, but always look down to make sure I can see the engagement at the top.
Once I see that I trust it.
So on the weekend my missus parked her FXSE on a slope, with really rough bitumen.
Whilst standing to the side of the bike getting her gear on, the bike just went WHAM and slammed her to the ground as it shot over on it's side!
Mirror - toast
Clutch lever - toast
Custom Rear peg - toast
Primary cover - toast
Custom carved Derby cover - toast
Fuel tank - sorta toast (scratched but not dented)
Anyhow, I had already been researching the dilemma before and pretty much worked out that a Softail jiffy stand would help ensure a quicker/better engagement of the jiffy locking mechanism.
So the query is......who has one (or even two) stock standard chrome or black Softail jiffy stands for sale??
Flick me an email if you have anything - firstname.lastname@example.org
The pic above is actually a mates 2012 Softail.
The jiffy stands on the Breakouts are of the same design, but considerably shorter.
They do work as designed, but sometimes on rough bitumen, they do not slide easily(due to the steep angle), and therefore don't always engage the lock on top.
I try to make a habit of looking down to see the engagement, but it's pretty hard to see sometimes since it's underneath the shift lever pivot.
The longer Softail stand will have more leverage, and more likely slide easier - causing the lock to engage more securely.
I can get them from EasyR. I just thought somebody might have some parts floating around in the garage.
I measured the lean on my mates softail, and I'm real comfortable with the security on it, as it actually leans over nearly the same as our Breakouts.
I ordered a couple Softail kickstands from EasyR. Will report back with the fit and function in a few days.
The forward control mounts are identical between the Breakout and the Softail.
I put the '07 - UP Softail jiffy stands on last night.
They are perfect, and MUCH improved locking as they start to lock as soon as you start to lean the bike.
They also slide easier across the bitumen.
Will post up some pics later.
There is a slight loss of angle clearance loss, and the kickstand sticks out about 20mm past the lowest part of the Primary.
if you like to drag your primary in the corners, the Softail kickstand aint for you :)
At least you'll drag a $85. kickstand instead of a $285. Primary cover LOL