Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
I doubt very much that that kickstand has ever been shortened.
Or that is the best home welding job, with the best color matched paint I've ever seen on the net.
From the bottom weld to the top weld, my stock and standard Gen 1 stand measures 10.5 inches.
About 11.75 inches from the floor to the center of the pivot bolt, parallel to the stand.
Center of pivot bolt head is about 11 inches vertically above the floor.
I just took another look at your pic, hummmmmmmm. Good paint.
OEM stand measures 3.5 inches from the top weld to the spring pin!
That explains the odd springs.
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!
Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 85,000+ miles & counting