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07-17-2010 03:36 AM
CheapBassTurd Dunno why my gen2 leans over well.
It's quizzical since I slid the trees about an inch down the forks
thus decreasing the distance from kickstand to ground.
The opposing factor was putting 1" spacers inside the fork tubes
to reduce dive and add resistance to compression.

Oh yeah (oopsie), after reading a kickstand thread I bent the whole assembly
outward just a touch which increased lean very much with the smallest of bends.
That was right after getting the bike. The stock angle made me nervy from day one.

The gen2's have a decent sized foot and are easy to find without looking.
Also being Cheap, I only own one motorcycle at a time (but there's ALWAYS
been one in the stable) making it really easy to get hardwired into every nuance
of the machine. Kicking the stand down is a non issue. With it's outward tilt
the stand is that much easier to feel out too. (tiny angle, it doesn't stick out
while retracted.)
07-17-2010 01:20 AM
wayne_l thats awsome thanks thats what i need ill call him monday . be perfect upgrade i was looking for i already have the lights i want for it .
07-17-2010 12:10 AM
Paper
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Originally Posted by wayne_l View Post
thanks for the link the dual headlight assembly is what i was looking for ! do you know if the frame is aluminum or steel ?
Knowing Ernie, everything he makes is aluminum, but you'd be best off emailing him for info on it.. He's usually pretty quick to reply..

I'll see him at the WI Guzzi Rally in a couple weeks, but he usually pulls an aluminum cart full of goodies with his Concours.. The first time I met him was at Cabelas in Prairie Du Chein, WI and he was riding his KLR with the dual headlight setup.. but that was 8 or so years ago..
07-17-2010 12:05 AM
wayne_l
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The man to contact is Twin Headlight Ernie at Dakota Motorsports.. http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.co...ta-Motorsports

He makes this stuff at home, in Dakota, Minnesota and is a great guy that I've known for many, many years..

I have one on my own KLR and it's one of my favorite farkles.. He also makes several other items, including a clutch lever (motor side) that greatly decreases the clutch pull resistance. Check out his stuff.. [email protected] or phone 507-643-8888

Because I have a Moab shock on my 02' it leaned over too far until I spent the whopping $35 for a handmade aluminum fat foot.. It's now perfect, and I never have to look for a beer can to flatten..
thanks for the link the dual headlight assembly is what i was looking for ! do you know if the frame is aluminum or steel ?
07-16-2010 09:47 PM
Lockjaw CC, if your problem is that you have a Gen2 and the stand makes the bike too verticle, you need to shorten it. Then you can put on a cool shoe like Paper has. Just putting it on will make your stand even longer.



07-16-2010 07:27 PM
Paper
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Paper --You need a Brown sidestand for the Beemer. Goes down, stays down. My 78 BMW's sidestand disintegrated some years back.... Mac

I know.. Saying it's the easy part.. Finding one is the hard part.. Brown's been out of business for years.. I had one on my 1982 R100RT and it was WONDERFUL!!

Find me one for a single sided swingarm R bike (85-87) and I'll buy it!!
07-16-2010 07:26 PM
caliente cali That looks pretty sweet! So many and so little time/money... After crash bars the order of importance keeps changing. lol
07-16-2010 07:23 PM
PeoriaMac Since I bought the short sidestand, I'll be taking the stock one and cutting it down and putting a new foot on it. Watch this space for a sale. Paper --You need a Brown sidestand for the Beemer. Goes down, stays down. My 78 BMW's sidestand disintegrated some years back.... Mac
07-16-2010 07:06 PM
Paper
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Originally Posted by caliente cali View Post
Hmmm I do always feel my bike is going to fall over every time I walk away but didn't know why till reading this. Will the aluminum fatfoot Paper has fix it or am I in for some crazy moding?


The man to contact is Twin Headlight Ernie at Dakota Motorsports.. http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.co...ta-Motorsports

He makes this stuff at home, in Dakota, Minnesota and is a great guy that I've known for many, many years..

I have one on my own KLR and it's one of my favorite farkles.. He also makes several other items, including a clutch lever (motor side) that greatly decreases the clutch pull resistance. Check out his stuff.. [email protected] or phone 507-643-8888

Because I have a Moab shock on my 02' it leaned over too far until I spent the whopping $35 for a handmade aluminum fat foot.. It's now perfect, and I never have to look for a beer can to flatten..
07-16-2010 07:03 PM
Lockjaw CC, I believe what Paper is referring to is a larger base on the stand. The Gen2 bikes have a larger base but the stand is too long. Basically, you can do what I did or cut a chunk out and weld it. Or do what Tom did.

And yeah, I don't get it either, Tom. It's like a really bad practical joke.



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