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post #1 of 30 Old 06-22-2008, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Enlarging the kickstand footprint

What have Members done?
I see a Lasercut ring to weld on (on Ebay) to enlarge area... can't buy steel and cut that nice for that cheap... but is it big enough?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Kawas...m130231817017&

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post #2 of 30 Old 06-22-2008, 03:07 PM
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2 1/2 inch diameter washer from the hardware store. Super wide and will hold the bike up on water.......LOL...ok maybe not water but everything else.

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post #3 of 30 Old 06-22-2008, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does a 2 1/2" washer change the angle the bike sits at?

That laser cut one looked like it would keep everything the same.

On water? I saw a guy in the paper that got a fine recently around here taking a snowmobile across a small lake... he also got a fine for not having a permit for a water show or something... but I digress.
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The washer mounts just like the laser cut one. They are pretty much the same thickness and simply add a larger foot print.
Its only going to raise the bike the thickness of the washer, but I lifted my bike an inch, so actually mine sits at an optimal lean now with the lift kit. For those that don't lift their bikes, we have started cutting the lower portion of the kickstand down about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch to create more lean. The KLR's just stand up way too straight from the factory, at least for those of us around here.

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post #5 of 30 Old 06-23-2008, 01:36 PM
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Check out Twin Headlight Ernie's add-on for side stands.
He's a KLR rider and a great guy, to boot!
$35 and he makes them himself.



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That is down right impressive.... I feel so under footed now ....... LMAO

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post #7 of 30 Old 03-24-2011, 05:45 AM
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Check out Twin Headlight Ernie's add-on for side stands.
He's a KLR rider and a great guy, to boot!
$35 and he makes them himself.



http://dakotamotorsports.net/sitemap.aspx
Just received my "fatfoot" in the mail today from Twin Headlight Ernie (2HE). Great product, still only $35. Nice guy who makes quality bike accessories for the KLR as well as other bikes and autos. You can check his stuff out at:http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.co...ta-Motorsports

Send him an email if you have any questions about his products, very personable guy.

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post #8 of 30 Old 03-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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"Sink-no-bob," website at http:www.sinknobob.net

Have 'em on KLR650 and KLR250; work fine; flexible, don't hang up on rocks and stumps.
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post #9 of 30 Old 03-24-2011, 12:37 PM
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I use the Sink-No-Bob but found the hose clamp mounting a little on the crude side. I just drilled a hole through it and my stand pad and put a bolt/nut with washers through it. The material the pad is made out of is soft enough that the bolt head sunk down into it, but tough enough that the bolt won't rip through it. It works well.



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post #10 of 30 Old 03-24-2011, 01:10 PM
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Cool upgrade, panalp; you bring some elegance to the installation!
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