Kick Stand


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Kick Stand

Post by mcasteel » Sat Sep 03, 2011 1:17 am



Got a question. I have an 82 Wing and I am 5'6" with a 29" inseam. For me to sit on the bike and have my feet on the ground, I have defalted the rear suspension lower than the recommended psi. So, here is my problem, I have to be very selective as to where I park the bike, with the bike lowered so I can reach the ground when I put the side stand down there are times where there is no leftward lean on the bike and sometimes I end up having to re-park at another location because when I put the stand down the bike leans to the right which isn't good. Is there a kick stand out there which will give me a little more lean to the left and give me a more comfortable feeling by not worring if the bike is going to be bumped or tip over to the right?
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Re: Kick Stand

Post by riffraff » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:49 am

Obviously, there doesn't seem to be much info on a shorter side stand. I can say This is the first time I've heard of this particular concern. Wings usually have a pretty substantial lean. The only idea I can think of off the top of my head, iss to get a used one and have it bent so it's more paralel to the ground. that should increasethe lean angle. Just a thought.

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Re: Kick Stand

Post by eklimek » Sat Sep 03, 2011 6:43 am

Could bend the leg. Propane torch heat to a visible dull red. First dismount and remove the rubber.

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Re: Kick Stand

Post by mcasteel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks guys, will give these ideas a try
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Re: Kick Stand

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:26 pm

Your best bet is to raise the shocks a bit to give you the clearance back, and cut some foam out of the seat. Have a look at these threads:

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Re: Kick Stand

Post by mcasteel » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:45 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Your best bet is to raise the shocks a bit to give you the clearance back, and cut some foam out of the seat.
The bummer about cutting down the seat is I just put a new Saddleman seat on the bike in December, really hate to cut that baby down, just now getting it broke in good. I have raised the shocks back up a bit and have ordered another kickstand off ebay to "experiment" with. I really do appreciate the advise and help. This is an awesome site! :)
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Re: Kick Stand

Post by eklimek » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:36 pm

If you have not bent iron before...

Iron will soften when red, become pliable when yellow and burn when straw colour in presence of oxygen. Best to use a propane torch (without oxygen) although lower heat than oxy-acetylene. If only acetylene available use slightly carburizing flame. Oxidizing flame will scale and remove mass.

Low carbon iron can be tossed (quenched) into water to cool off. Higher carbon should be cooled slowly. Presume the stand is higher carbon.

Oh, (last obvious comment I promise) , just because it has no colour doesn't mean it isn't hot.

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Re: Kick Stand

Post by thrasherg » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:08 pm

eklimek wrote:Oh, (last obvious comment I promise) , just because it has no colour doesn't mean it isn't hot.
I love this one!! :D :D

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Re: Kick Stand

Post by mcasteel » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:34 am

eklimek wrote:Oh, (last obvious comment I promise) , just because it has no colour doesn't mean it isn't hot.
Love this tip too, however I thought that is what ya had kids for, "Hey son, grab that and tell me if it is hot or not".
Just kidding, wouldn't do that to the boy!

Anyway, thanks for the info!!
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Re: Kick Stand

Post by HomeBru » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:11 pm

Before I rebuilt my rear shocks, I had the same problem. I'd drop the kickstand, get off the bike and then lift up the rear end a bit by pulling up on the roll bars in front of the 'bags. Got enough lean to be comfortable.

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Re: Kick Stand

Post by mcasteel » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:53 am

HomeBru wrote:Before I rebuilt my rear shocks, I had the same problem. I'd drop the kickstand, get off the bike and then lift up the rear end a bit by pulling up on the roll bars in front of the 'bags. Got enough lean to be comfortable.
Done that plenty of times!! :D


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