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post #1 of 20 Old 06-06-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Shortened kickstand, life is good!

Sawed off 1/2" off the sidestand and i couldn't be happier. Can't believe i've lived with it for the last 3years the way it was. Don't have to worry about it tipping over every where i park it, and it's even easier to sling a leg over.
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post #2 of 20 Old 06-06-2012, 03:34 PM
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Yup, brilliant isn't it?

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post #3 of 20 Old 06-06-2012, 04:33 PM
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Pictures? ... That's a good Idea ... what about the base...although tiny there is a little flat base... I'd like to see how it looks...
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post #4 of 20 Old 06-06-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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I am away from home this week, so no pics sorry. Basicly cut the stand right at the weld near the pad and removed 1/2" there. Then tacked the pad back on so it was free to flex alittle, set the bike on the stand so the pad would sit in its natural position and finished welding. Other then the missmatch in the black paint you can't even tell any thing was done.
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post #5 of 20 Old 06-06-2012, 05:40 PM
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I can't weld, but:

08 Kickstand Mod...

"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-11-2012, 07:08 PM
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Thats a great idea, I occasionaly check on mine during a storm (no Garage I have to keep mine under a cover)
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-13-2012, 06:52 AM
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I dont have any skills like that so I bought mine from twisted throttle

Makes a world of difference.... Don't feel as if its goint to tip to the right as I get off....
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post #8 of 20 Old 06-13-2012, 04:17 PM
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Wish I would have done this before mine fell over and bent the stock bars!
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-14-2012, 12:38 AM
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I added raising links to my KLR and a pleasant surprise was that it greatly improved the lean angle of the bike while on the stock sidestand. If I hadn't added the links, a shortened sidestand would have been on my list of Things To Do. It seems like a very good idea to me.
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post #10 of 20 Old 03-11-2013, 08:20 PM
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I need to do this prior to this riding season.

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