Combination motorcycle kickstand mechanism and transmission forward control unit

  • US 5,507,200 A
  • Filed: 12/20/1994
  • Issued: 04/16/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/20/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A kickstand mechanism for use with a motorcycle, the mechanism comprising the combination of a support body mounted on the motorcycle, said support body being formed with an internal chamber, a lock cylinder mounted within said internal chamber of the support body, said lock cylinder being formed with a slot having a pair of substantially upright, laterally spaced-apart sidewalls, said lock cylinder being formed at its lower end with an opening which provides an entryway into the slot, a kickstand having a foot portion for contact with a surface to support the motorcycle in a substantially upright position and a head portion which projects upwardly through said entryway into the slot of the lock cylinder, said head portion being mounted within the slot for pivotal movement along said sidewalls between a first position at which the kickstand foot portion is tilted laterally upwardly to a raised position relative to the motorcycle for enabling the foot portion to contact said surface and a second position at which the kickstand foot portion is tilted laterally downwardly to a lowered position relative to the motorcycle, a lock sleeve mounted within the support body in juxtaposed relationship with the lock cylinder, said lock sleeve having a locking cavity, said head portion of the kickstand being formed with a detent which projects into releasable engagement with said locking cavity when said head portion is in its first position, said detent being sufficiently sized and proportioned for disengaging from said the locking cavity when the head portion is moved to its second position, means for enabling the kickstand for selective movement between said lowered position and a closed position at which the foot portion is stowed alongside the motorcycle, and return means for applying a yieldable return force on the kickstand for urging the kickstand toward said lowered position.

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