T-Clocs - Final Part (part 6) - Stands

The S in T-clocs stands for Stands

T-Clocs - Final Part (part 6) - Stands
T-Clocs - Final Part (part 6) - Stands

Today we come to last part of the in-depth coverage of T-CLOCS. The S in T-CLOCS stands for Stands.

Some bikes have center stands and some have side stands. For both you need to check for cracks or
other damage. You also need to check the springs to make sure they are in place and not wore out. I
have seen riders have to use bungee cords to hold the stand up so they could get to someplace to get a
new spring.
You should also make sure the bolts holding the stand on are tight. I know of riders who lost their
kickstands on a ride and did not know it until they stopped and it was not there.
You need to check the brackets where the stands attach. They are usually one of the low points on a
motorcycle and can be damaged if they are hit. Especially when loading or unloading off a trailer or
Some bikes have a safety shut off that on the side stand. It will shut the engine off if you put the bike in
gear with the kickstand down. You should make sure that is in working condition.
We have covered all the parts to T-CLOCS! If you are not able to ride right now, these in-depth articles
I’ve written are good to use when going over your motorcycle prior to starting your riding season. It is a
good idea to do so because when you get back out on the road you have gone over everything – piece of
But remember… you still need to do checks before each ride! You can do a quicker version of T-CLOCS or
ABCDEFG (AIR, Bars, Controls, Drive, Earth, Fasteners, Guy or Gal) see video below. The main thing is to
do some checks of major areas before jumping on your bike and taking off. It can not only save you
major headaches, money, and embarrassment, but also may save your life.
Be safe everyone!!!