The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > EFI Sportster Motorcycle Talk (2007 and up)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

EFI Sportster Motorcycle Talk (2007 and up) For 2007 and above Sportsters

Active Threads
0 First time poster, second time Sportster - XL1200C in California
Last Post: RDPICS
Posted On: 1 Minute Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 256
0 Getting ready to try firing it up after a year long rebuid
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 13 Minutes Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 908
0 Caterpillar Oil Filter
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 30 Minutes Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 7
0 Tool to remove giant screws
Last Post: Bluto
Posted On: 50 Minutes Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 254
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: BKB
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7,947
Views: 1,633,489
0 Roadster CX Cafe Build
Last Post: Otter
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 73
0 Replacing Clutch Spring Plate and Throw Out Bearing
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 673
0 Mid West Meet & Greet
Last Post: Traxx
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 158
Views: 14,282
0 `83 XLX rebuid and questions thread
Last Post: BigMek
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 271
Views: 24,425
0 ,09 Iron883N idling weird, sputters on accelerating from idle or low revs.
Last Post: CarlOzzy
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 46,344
Views: 7,365,406
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 15,611
Views: 876,058
0 Analysis results on my run of Rotella T
Last Post: Tomcatt
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 105
Views: 31,196
0 Frame bracket
Last Post: Magneto Sportster
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 49
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: Kbetts
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,804
Views: 375,153
0 Ve tables for iron 883 with 1250 conversion
Last Post: Bikeaholic
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 87
0 dealer key pricing
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 37
0 Arun Floods
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 127
0 New HD lithium battery issues
Last Post: kitabel
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 160
0 The Dealer Is So Out of Touch - Shitty Experience
Last Post: wedge
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,305
0 my recent ebay purchase
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
0 Cough and sputter resolved
Last Post: Whitewalls
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 54
0 Anyone know where I can get one of these mini fairings?
Last Post: 09Nightsterrider
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 602
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Evos)
Last Post: slamtry
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 76,087
0 my only real beef with my 03 883
Last Post: burely
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 875
0 wrong brake fluid
Last Post: burely
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 563
0 new to me 883
Last Post: burely
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 217
0 Clunking into 1st after Clutch is engaged and shifter is pressed
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 91
14 Mid controls??
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 112
0 Intake manifold
Last Post: brucstoudt
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 720
More...
Members Birthdays
cbsportster (69), sjeccles (52), 2011_Nightster (52), reeb (49), Maff (49), jl_rotary (42), UMLsilva (34)
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
corndog76's Avatar
corndog76 corndog76 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 10
corndog76 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Do Sportster Low XL883L models have a shorter jiffy stand spring?

Mine's a 2007, first EFI year, I'm having loads of trouble with the darn jiffy stand.... won't stay up all the way and won't stay down, kicks back up (I need to step on it when I get off the bike or it will spring/kick back up).

Springs = I've lost two and broken one. This last one I bought from the dealer + new bushings, pin and pretzel clip, the ones on the jiffy stand were in very bad condition.

The spring I got from the dealer has been on for about 3 thousand miles, but my jiffy stand won't stay up all the way (it kinda dangles down, it can get so low that it scrapes the road on roundabouts!!!).

So, are the springs on the jiffy stand shorter on Low models? That's the only think I can think of. It's that or the actual jiffy stand leg is faulty...

HELP!!!

Thanks guys, cheers from Spain
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Folkie's Avatar
Folkie Folkie is offline
Brass Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Weald
Posts: 46,163
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CB
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Other Motorcycle Model: CRF250L
Other Motorcycle Year: 2017
Reputation: 15038107
Folkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond reputeFolkie has a reputation beyond repute
Default

No, the jiffy stand spring is the same across all models.
__________________
Folkie
Super Moderator
South East England Riders



There is nothing at the end of any road better than may be found beside it. Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,194
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 2344938
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Get a shorter spring at an hardware store, to install: first the spring then the jiffy pin.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
corndog76's Avatar
corndog76 corndog76 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 10
corndog76 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Folkie View Post
No, the jiffy stand spring is the same across all models.
thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rejeanprimeau View Post
Get a shorter spring at an hardware store, to install: first the spring then the jiffy pin.
I did it the other way around.... pin first and then spring, is this the correct way to do it?? how do you get the jiffy stand not to pop out?

vids I've seen online do it the other way around.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
IXL2Relax's Avatar
IXL2Relax IXL2Relax is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Let Freedom Ring in PA
Posts: 7,149
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883►1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1994
IXL2Relax has disabled reputation
Default

Here are the Sportsterpedia pages on the Kickstand (bushing, spring, etc.):
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:evo:body05
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:ref:body01


IXL _______ >>>> My Motorcycle Chronicles Are Here <<<<
For FREE Sportster Tech Info from the XLForum:
Explore The Sportsterpedia - The Best Kept Secret on the XLForum!
__________________
### The ride is more enjoyable to nowhere in particular! ###
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
corndog76's Avatar
corndog76 corndog76 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 10
corndog76 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IXL2Relax View Post

alrighty, thanks!!!

I guess I'll open a different post and upload a vid to show you what's happening, seems like it's not an issue with the spring, thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
rejeanprimeau's Avatar
rejeanprimeau rejeanprimeau is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: On a farm
Posts: 6,194
Sportster/Buell Model: XL77.2R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 2344938
rejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond reputerejeanprimeau has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by corndog76 View Post
thanks!



I did it the other way around.... pin first and then spring, is this the correct way to do it?? how do you get the jiffy stand not to pop out?

vids I've seen online do it the other way around.
When you gone try spring first then the pin you will say to yourself :how did I try to install that spring with so much trouble.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 3 Weeks Ago
rocketmangb's Avatar
rocketmangb rocketmangb is online now
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: So Cal
Posts: 21,514
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2006
Other Motorcycle Model: 48 "Totalled" By a Douche
Other Motorcycle Year: 2012
Reputation: 4223613
rocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond reputerocketmangb has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Read the manual !
__________________
Thy Sportster Come
It Shall Be Done
On Earth as it is on Salt
2006 Sportster XL1250C
Hammer Sledge Heads 1.98X1.61 Valves
Hammer 600 Cams
Big Ass CP/Hammer Pistons
Mikuni HSR 45 /Hammer Billet Manifold (Now HSR 48)
Jetted 27.5 slow,182.5 Main
97 Needle,Clip posistion 3
Hurricane Flow 3" offset AC,Rocketman Mod
Daytona Twin Tec TC88A,Rico Scarecrow Map
Sumax Thundervolt plug wires,NGK DCPR8EIX spark plugs. Gapped .040 and Indexed
Cycle Electric Stator and Regulator
Alto Carbonite Clutch (now with Barnett Pressure plate and 25% stiffer spring)
Royal Purple 20W50 MC Primary oil
Patriot Defender Pipe
Royal Purple 20W50 MC Engine Oil
Napa 7148 oil filter
Max Power, 111.47
Max Torque, 84.39
Best 1/4 Mile ET to date 11.85
Best 1/4 Speed to date 115.14
Build by Jester Motorwerkz West
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
tussuck tussuck is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 56
Sportster/Buell Model: 883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2009
Reputation: 10
tussuck is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Also consider....for the stand scrapping issue.
- What settings are the rear shocks at... minimum preload puts a 883L very low down .
- My jiffy scraps on turns and roundabouts as well, but its not loose or buggered. Just a sign that the bike is a Low. (bolts on the exhaust pipes also scrape on the ther side)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #10  
Old 1 Week Ago
corndog76's Avatar
corndog76 corndog76 is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 16
Sportster/Buell Model: XL883L
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 10
corndog76 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tussuck View Post
Also consider....for the stand scrapping issue.
- What settings are the rear shocks at... minimum preload puts a 883L very low down .
- My jiffy scraps on turns and roundabouts as well, but its not loose or buggered. Just a sign that the bike is a Low. (bolts on the exhaust pipes also scrape on the ther side)
tried everything, I give up, haha

I removed everything, re-installed, same thing. it's nothing major, just a pain in the arse to have it scraping on roundabouts.

it's not coming off, that's what I was most worried about

oh well, I guess I'll have to live with it, hehe

Thanks everyone!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:11.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC