Hi! I'm a little wary of my new KLR! - Page 2 - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Introductions Tell everyone a little bit about yourself.

 55Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Shelly Michalski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 15
Ha! Thanks. I had two friends come over who have welding supplies and knowledge but when they looked at the bike they said they weren't comfortable doing it.....I don't know anyone else that does welding.
Shelly Michalski is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Shelly Michalski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 15
It's a 2009 and I'm about 200 lbs. I'm also NOT a gearhead, and don't really know any around here. How do I 'check the sag'?
Shelly Michalski is offline  
post #13 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Shelly Michalski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 15
Would this work? My bike is a 2009

2008 KAWASAKI KLR650 EAGLE MIKE QUICK TRAIL JACK ADJUSTABLE SIDE STAND
Shelly Michalski is offline  
 
post #14 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Shelly Michalski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 15
interesting! what did you use to grind it?
Shelly Michalski is offline  
post #15 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Shelly Michalski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 15
that's a pretty good offer!
Shelly Michalski is offline  
post #16 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 12:32 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Chaska MN
Posts: 22
try some IMS pegs to hold your left foot in place - the rubber oem tend to get slick when damp.
line6distortion is offline  
post #17 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 12:35 PM
2nd Gear
 
terry_g's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Canada's Nortwest
Posts: 178
Take the stand off and cut the tube just above the foot that rests on the ground.
Cut 2" or maybe a little more off the end of the tube and weld the foot back on. You don't need
to be a skilled welder as the weld only hold the foot on the strength of the stand is not effected.
terry_g is offline  
post #18 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 01:01 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shelly Michalski View Post
Would this work? My bike is a 2009

2008 KAWASAKI KLR650 EAGLE MIKE QUICK TRAIL JACK ADJUSTABLE SIDE STAND
Hi Shelly, no that won't work. Eagle Mike designed that stand as a temporary trail side jack to allow one to repair the bike ie. repair a flat tire. You haul that with you in your tool kit and use it only when necessary. If you're really lucky, it's never necessary!
Merritt64 is offline  
post #19 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 03:01 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 8,095
Garage
Go over to Fox Valley Technical College and find the Metal Machining, Fabrication & Welding Department. Find out who the head person is and ask if they would do you a favor/take on a small project/Provide A Rich And Robust Opportunity For Growth And Development® for one of their bright students.

They have the tools, they have the technology. They'd probably help you out.

Failing that, you could easily find a small welding job shop, the sort that fabricates metal fencing and such like that, and they'd probably do it for $20. You might have to take the kickstand to them.
Toney and campfire like this.

Tom [email protected]

“On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.” -Philip Marlowe

“'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem
Tom Schmitz is offline  
post #20 of 59 Old 05-03-2020, 06:22 PM
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 81
Garage
2 cents

I shortened my kickstand about ONE inch when it was complete. It works great but more than that might be problematic. It is super easy fix. With bike on center stand I cut off the foot, Measured up 3/4" and cut off, then leaned bike on foot and welded it up.That is one way there are a few others but this way I kept the same foot angle. good luck
Shelly Michalski likes this.
beamwalker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
dismount, kickstand, mount

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome