Kickstand


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Kickstand

Postby speedy1 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:43 am



Has anyone extended the length on the kickstand on the 1500?? or will another kickstand off of something else work that is longer..



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Re: Kickstand

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:50 am

I used to have an extension that stuck out to the side a bit for when the bike had footboards on it, so you could get it easier. It only lifted the kickstand up about 1/2 inch or so, but it made the bike sit too upright for my liking.

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Re: Kickstand

Postby speedy1 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:59 am

Looking at your sig pic, I guess mine doesn't lean too far. I thought it might not take no more than an inch at the very most added to the stand to suit me. It just seems to me it goes a little too far. I know one night it went way too far if you get my drift...hehe :lol:

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Re: Kickstand

Postby Sempai » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:09 am

You may have a secondary problem here. I experienced this problem myself. Does your kickstand hit the ground at one point, when you're parking, and you get off, and the bike continues to lean and lean and lean until the kickstand finally holds it up? My kickstand pivot bolt had been worn away so much that the kickstand's mounting tabs (where the bolt goes through) had been grinding away at the kickstand mount on the bike's frame. I ordered a new bolt, welded up the frame mount AND the kickstand's mounting tabs, used an angle grinder to flatten out the frame mount and then trued up the kickstand's tabs with the grinder...just to where it barely fit over the frame's mount, put the new bolt in place, and now the bike stands nice and good when I park it.
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Re: Kickstand

Postby speedy1 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:17 pm

I will certainly check that out. I have to work night shift tonight and tomorrow night, so will look at it when I get up from my sleep. I usually don't do much when on night shift. The brain just doesn't work the same... :o

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Re: Kickstand

Postby heidebill » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:22 pm

I tried the same as Sempai
My bolt was worn, and both the kick stand and the frame were worn, I welded all the worn pieces and ground them to what I thought was normal , now my bike sits up straight, (NOTE) when I worked in a truck shop, they were very twitchy about welding on the frames as the Static and electric shocks running up and down the frame during welding, could fry the Electonic Control module. I clamped the ground as close to the welding area as I could get to reduce electonic problems, ??? Don't know , but there was no damage.
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Re: Kickstand

Postby Sempai » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:01 pm

heidebill wrote:(NOTE) when I worked in a truck shop, they were very twitchy about welding on the frames as the Static and electric shocks running up and down the frame during welding, could fry the Electonic Control module. I clamped the ground as close to the welding area as I could get to reduce electonic problems

Don't know how I failed to mention that...this is a very good point to be made. Whenever you're dealing with the introduction of large quantities of electrical current, it is a good idea to remove at least the negative battery terminal, simply to cut the risk of having any large amperage spikes sneaking through any of the bike's systems. Kudos to heidebill.
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Re: Kickstand

Postby bellboy40 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:33 am

speedy1 wrote:Has anyone extended the length on the kickstand on the 1500?? or will another kickstand off of something else work that is longer..

Hi Speedy, I put a chrome kickstand extension on mine a few months ago. My bike would lean over too far for my preference when parking on the sidestand and this raised it up while on the sidestand. I like it. This is the one I got.
http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/79/190

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Re: Kickstand

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:56 am

Both the negative AND positive battery cables should be removed, and the ground should be clamped as physically close to the welding location as possible. It is all too easy to fry electronics in these bikes when welding.

My 1100 always sat up too upright on the kickstand for my liking - I had visions of the wind blowing it over. I had to make sure I wasn't parking on any kind of incline that would lift it even more. When I replaced the tired old rear shocks with a new set of Progressive 416's, that problem went away - it lifted up the back a good inch, and it then leaned over properly on the kick stand.

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Re: Kickstand

Postby speedy1 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:48 pm

I had a chance today to do a little looking at the kickstand. Compared it with my 750 Aero and they are the same in the amount of play at the bolt. My Aero is a 2007 model, so I'm sure it isn't worn much at all. I guess it is just me thinking the angle is too much. I'm still considering that chrome extension though. Thanks for all the advice. I work out off of work in the morning, so it's time for some riding. Hope y'all get to ride some as well.. :D




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