You'd thought after my '08 fell over, I'd learned, (it fell over twice, once beating up my new Aria helmet).
The KLR's (at least the 2 I had/have) "stand too straight up" on the kick stand.
(these "fall overs happen on the OTHER side of the lean).
This time it fell over against the fence by my house, (now, I've been stopping and getting off bikes at that spot like 10 plus years I've owned the house. Usually I hold the back of the KLR to keep it from thinking of going over as I close the gate, but this time?????).
Nice, my radator shroud is all cracked, a good chunk broken off, the Cee Bailey windshield I JUST installed has a nice scratch and the fairing at the windshieled mount has a nice crack.
Great! The bike doesn't even have 900 miles on it and it looks like I did a whole season of enduros with it!
Spent Saturday expoxing it all back together, (Looks like "Franken KLR)!
Now! Let's look at the F***ing kick stand.
I took it off and above the pad where it has a straight section cut if about in the middle.
Shortened it up 1/2".
Drilled 2 1/4" holes in each section 1/4" from the cut
Took a 2" section of black 1/2" pipe and slid it inside the kick stand, about 1" sticking in each end. (fit nice)
I spot welded the black pipe to the kick stand at the holes, (like they do in axles in cars). This will strenthen the kick stand at the cut.
Gas welded the kick stand back together with a metal rod not brass, ground it smooth and re painted it.
You hardly tell it was cut, but more importantly, it leans a tad bit more on the stand.
I don't have this much hassle with my old BSA motorcycles!