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post #1 of 3 Old 04-17-2014, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Smile Quick ad Easy Sidestand Fix

I dusted off my angle grinder and removed approximately 0.2 inches from the tab surface that stops the sidestand in the down position.

This allows the foot to swing up and forward from the stock position, effectively "shortening" the sidestand 1/2 inch and moving the foot forward 2 inches.

The additional 2 inches helps prevent rolloff, and the small mismatch between the foot angle and a hard surface is hardly noticeable.

The only part requiring removal is the switch cover.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-17-2014, 04:39 PM
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Had a friend cut 3/4" off my side stand and re-weld the foot back on. Bike sits much better now.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-17-2014, 05:07 PM
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Had a friend cut 3/4" off my side stand and re-weld the foot back on. Bike sits much better now.
sadly this is the norm with the KLR650, even after installing raisning links, i 'm still nervous if i can't find optimum parking....

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