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11-21-2018 11:47 AM
RTW Good topic.
06-01-2018 06:05 PM
ductapenzipties Nothing wrong with it I don't think, maybe a little extra wear and tear. I don't personally do it often as id rather try and park more efficiently. Can't say I haven't screwed up and parked in a tight decline before.
05-20-2018 09:56 PM
dan filipi Pivot bolt to center of foot on my 16 is 12.
05-20-2018 09:29 PM
pdwestman Shouldn't be too hard to ride to a Kawasaki Dealership and measure a side stand Your Way, while the new bike is setting on the showroom floor. Just sayin'.
05-20-2018 09:00 AM
bigjohnsd What is the length of a stock Gen 2 Side Stand: pivot bolt to foot? My Gen 2 was lowered when I bought it, now the stand seems quite short with EM RL-2 and a Top Gun spring.
05-19-2018 01:41 AM
DPelletier I've seen a pic of one collapsed Gen2 stand....not sure what from. I imagine the bends weaken it compared to the Gen1 stands. Certainly haven't been enough instances to label it a concern IMO

05-19-2018 01:05 AM
Damocles Any reports of broken/bent/damaged KLR650 side stands from pivot turns?

PLEASE: No destructive testing to find out!
05-18-2018 08:16 PM
Side stands

Gen-2 2011 here. I lowered my bike 1" rear, and dropped front forks 1' too.
Cut OEM side stand, and inserted a 1 3/4 " bushing inside. (Set screws to hold it all together.) Large foot pad for added surface in dirt.
Seems quite strong.
I don't think I like the idea of putting that much strain, even on an unmodified stand. If I was in a situation where that was my only option, I may give it a try??

I would not do it "just because" I could. Best to plan to NOT get in a situation where that was your only option.
05-16-2018 09:48 PM
jon2xc It works no problem. Perhaps only abuse the stand when the trail is super tight but mine has been strong enough for me to perform this procedure with a loaded bike a number of times.
05-14-2018 06:40 PM
Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
I do it on my Gen1's with no ill-effects so far......and if it broke, I'd just fix it - it's not a critical part.

well you know what this means, I'm going to try it, repeatedly until it breaks, so then I can curse repeatedly....lol
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