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post #11 of 16 Old 05-13-2020, 11:55 AM
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make sure your sag is set properly first? I have seen before, What does that mean?
it means adjusting your shock preload to the proper setting. IF you have the preload way too light then it's possible that your static sag is too much and if you cut your sidestand based on that and then correct the sag later, you may find you cut off too much. Probably won't make much difference but since you should set your sag anyhow, you may as well do it before you cut.


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post #12 of 16 Old 05-13-2020, 01:20 PM
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I cut the foot off mine and shortened the tube 1" welded the foot back on.
A hacksaw cut a little bit of grinding and its doing its job again.
I removed the switch at the same time.

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That's the way I did mine but I just brazed it with a torch and brass. Worked fine.

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post #13 of 16 Old 05-13-2020, 01:26 PM
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When I welded mine I did not have my close glasses so I welded it "blind".
Strong enough but not a pretty weld. That is why I did not post a picture of the finished job.

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post #14 of 16 Old 05-14-2020, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I had 3/4 cut off and it is all complete and back on the bike. The guy that did the work laid the best bead I have ever seen! WOW! And I love the lean of the bike now!
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post #15 of 16 Old 05-14-2020, 04:36 PM
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Well, I had 3/4 cut off and it is all complete and back on the bike. The guy that did the work laid the best bead I have ever seen! WOW! And I love the lean of the bike now!
That is a thing of beauty, wow!

Enjoy, I know I have mine.

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post #16 of 16 Old 05-16-2020, 04:53 PM
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Well, I had 3/4 cut off and it is all complete and back on the bike. The guy that did the work laid the best bead I have ever seen! WOW! And I love the lean of the bike now!
Very nice!

Simple, clean, and looks great.
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