Cheap solution to kick stand rattle.

Ann M.

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Bitty bungee cord; great answer to a lot of bitty problems! One more step when you actually want to use the kickstand; however, interesting solution to a common irritation. Thanks @Mark Peralta :)
 

Trail Cruiser

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That is clever....but a good kickstand with a good return spring shouldn't rattle.

Court J.
The bike trail that I ride through is a corrugating/buckling/crumbling/unmaintained road surface. All my 3 ebikes (one with IZIP factory kickstand) rattle. The surface looks similar to this except that mine is covered with crumbled pavement surface.. the Spring tension in all my 3 ebikes are the same.
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I suspect that the vinyl tape around the hinge might be compensating for something needing attention.
That tape is used to hold a bolt stopper inside the housing to prevent the leg from over extending. That is the nature of using aftermarket parts, you have modify something for it to fit.
 
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J.R.

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Washboard trails beat the L out of any bike. I ride some farm tracks and dirt roads like that. Greenfield makes a great, robust $10 kickstand, that doesn't hurt to buy new every couple years. Made right here at home too. I just replaced one after just a year and a half.
 

Trail Cruiser

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That is clever....but a good kickstand with a good return spring shouldn't rattle.

Court J.
It's not exactly a "rattle", the abrupt impact to bigger road bumps causes the leg of the kickstand to momentarily drop and then go back up, making a tapping noise as it hits the upper stop.
 

rich c

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I put a piece of adhesive back foam on the kickstand stand stop (in by the hinge). Only need a piece about 1/4" wide by 1" long. I thought about using a little silicone cabinet door bumper, but had the foam already. After 150 miles it's abraded a bit, but still silences the rattle on expansion joints.
 

Trail Cruiser

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I put a piece of adhesive back foam on the kickstand stand stop (in by the hinge). Only need a piece about 1/4" wide by 1" long. I thought about using a little silicone cabinet door bumper, but had the foam already. After 150 miles it's abraded a bit, but still silences the rattle on expansion joints.
I did the same route before and it softened the impact to the stopper, reducing the tapping noise into a soft thud. However, on repeated big bumps I am not comfortable if the kickstand would last a long time.
 

flymeaway

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The bike trail that I ride through is a corrugating/buckling/crumbling/unmaintained road surface. All my 3 ebikes (one with IZIP factory kickstand) rattle.
I wish the class 6 roads I ride on in New Hampshire were that good. Besides the potholes that swallow bikes we have large rocks that "peek" up at'ya for a bone jarring slam. Never road an IZIP so I can't comment on the bike.

Class 6 road begins at about 30 seconds in.


Court J.
 

Trail Cruiser

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Here's the fender busting bike path that I ride through regularly. The fender fasteners just start to loosen and come off. But it's the right place to check for anything loose. I learned to use locktite to solve the issue and zip ties to prevent stuffs from coming loose.
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The ebike below does not have fenders but I tie the kickstand to prevent it from bouncing.
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