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Day 3 and loving my 2022. I’ve been riding 50 years.
Got off the bike today to close the garage door and was about ten feet from the bike and she fell over. Let me say this bike is fragile. Bent handle bar and a host of broken parts. I thought it was my fault until I got it in the truck and can see it has a faulty design on the kickstand.
Anyone else have this issue where your stand does not lock?
 

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The thing with the LiveWire is there are no gears or brakes to engage. So, I’m truely dependent on design and weight to keep the bike upright and on the stand.
i’ve never had a bike just fall over like this one did and sincerely want to let LiveWire owners know this problem exist.
After speaking with the service manager at HD of Scottsdale today I have even less patience for condescension which Home
Boy was dripping with.
 

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LEARNED that the hard way yesterday. I’m hoping LiveWire takes some responsibility for the bad design.

i’ve been setting bikes on stands for 51 years. Never encountered a stand that requires a person to kneel down and look at it to ensure it is “locked.”
I’ve also never encountered a set of handlebars that bend from an at rest fall.

Hoping for the best. Loving the bike.
 

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Today HD let me know that LiveWire had determined the stand did not malfunction. When I ask for details, they backtracked letting me know that no one from livewire looked at it. They relied on the HD service manager to drag it back and forth, and he determined it was fine. Not stunned that HD investigates its own part and found it was just fine!

The cost for the bent handlebars and everything else to be repaired is $1600. No discounts offered. Once the repair is completed, I’m thinking this is a National Transportation Safety Board complaint.

if you miss that slot or shift the position of the bike so that it disengages, the bike will stay up and then fall over.
If I lift my not harley’s off the stand, the kickstands stay right where they are and nothing happens. When I set the bike back down, the stand stays forward and supports the weight. This is why in 52 years of driving I’ve never dropped a motorcycle.
 
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