Short Legs


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edgus347
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Short Legs

Postby edgus347 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:04 am



I'm not a tall person so on my goldwing's I have to stand on my toes, except for my trikes. I have 5 goldwings in all. I have a problem with one with the side stand. I can't reach it with my toes. I think that the stand is further out than it's suppose to. I'm going to make another piece to weld to the stand and give me a little bar to use with my toes.



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Re: Short Legs

Postby redial » Sat May 30, 2015 11:08 am

Welcome, Oh rider with "Duck's Disease". One of the solutions to riding a GW, if you have shorter legs is to think about shaving some off the seat foam. This can bring your legs closer together, and/or to reduce the height slightly. It is not recommended to lower the suspension, and you would have to ask the experts "WHY?". Not being able to find your kickstand sounds like a different problem though, unless it has worn away.
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