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Radwagon 4 Kickstand Springs - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Started by ctownj30, August 25, 2021, 05:41:40 AM

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ctownj30

I've become extremely frustrated with the RW4 kickstand spring issue.  Rad has sent me 3 pairs of springs - all of which broke/bent within weeks.  I tried some of the workarounds posted online - you can get some to work but they do not hold the kickstand as tightly and things constantly rattle.

We should not have to resort to:

-constant annoying refitting of springs from Rad until the warranty runs out
-giant ugly bungee cords
-hacked together other solutions

Rad needs to fix this.  I'm considering becoming a very squeaky wheel for Rad on this.

Does anyone have a GOOD solution that works and works well?

wagon4owner

I Can feel your frustration.. Somehow my 2nd set of springs is holding well so far! (Fingers crossed)
Once that breaks, I am going to try one of these:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1034753207/standkeeper-for-radwagon-4

They look pretty and seem to be an elegant solution.

TheOrangeWhipWagon

Good Afternoon! I'm a fellow Wagonneer and haven't had these level of issues, BUT, I was tired of the constant rattle of the stand when I'd hit a bump - the facebook owners group suggested the stand keeper and I must say it works great!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1034753207/standkeeper-for-radwagon-4

jazzy_bob

My original springs broke early on, but I now have 1000 miles on my RadWagon with this setup. Get some small hose clamps and attach as shown in photo.

Joel52334

There's never enough...  I've seen the "keeper thing".  I've got a caliper and 2 - Ender3 3D printers.  ... let me see... Once I have a working one, I'll post it here to the link on Thingiverse.  (a public domain 3d model sharing site)  We should really be helping each other!
I'm an RW4 owner. I'm not using any of these ancient forums. (ICQ, AIM, MSN, YIM). Instead look for @joelhuebner, joel.huebner, joel.huebner@gmail.com, joel52334.
That's where you will find me.
This forum uses UTC time. GMT-0.  I'm at GMT-5 CDT.

Ingmar

Quote from: jazzy_bob on August 27, 2021, 04:02:01 PM
My original springs broke early on, but I now have 1000 miles on my RadWagon with this setup. Get some small hose clamps and attach as shown in photo.

Thanks I'll try that.