Return of the Fish kickstand!


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Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby pbarratt » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:53 pm



Many of you will no doubt remember the Fish Kickstand that was very popular a few years back. It featured a big foot that will not sink into the dirt or hot asphalt. Its polished finish looks great. The pic below shows an example.

Fish Wingstand
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Demand continued to rise until a series of business mishaps resulted in loss of the tooling and production abruptly stopped. The remaining stands were quickly snapped up.

We have been working with Dennis Fish to bring the Fish kickstand back in an improved form. This electropolished SS stand will replace the OEM stands on GL1800s.

The stand is being offered via a Kickstarter program. For those who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it is probably the biggest crowdfunding site out there. Those wishing to buy a stand pledge to pay $95 which will get them one stand with free shipping. In order to make the project work, we need a total of 50 pledges by Feb 19th 2016. If we achieve this level of funding, we will be able to purchase the tooling and initial parts needed to complete the project. If the target level is not reached, the project will not be funded and you will not be charged anything. You can access the project and sign up at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12 ... -valkyries .

If this version is successful, we will be introducing a longer version for those who have modified their suspension and need something to counteract the greater lean angle that results.

If you have any questions, please let me know.



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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby pbarratt » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:19 am

Sorry for the bad link The correct one is:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/12 ... -valkyries

Peter

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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby themainviking » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:38 pm

I tried to back this project, but it told me that it would only ship to the United States, so that lets Canucks out.

Edit: Okay, when it opens up I will back it.
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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby pbarratt » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:46 pm

You've got my attention. I'll open it up to North America and hope postage doesn't kill me!

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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby pbarratt » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:04 pm

I added Canada but had to add additional postage fees to cover part of the difference.

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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby themainviking » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:04 pm

I have backed this project. Hope it makes it. I want one of these sidestands.
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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby pbarratt » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:14 pm

Thank you very much. Please tell 2 friends and have them tell 2 friends, ..... :)

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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby themainviking » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:08 am

Hey guys - any other GL1800 owners interested in this item for their bikes? If so, pony up and back the project. You will not be charged unless the goal is reached, and if it is, you get a sidestand with a big foot. Same price as all the other big foot ones out there, but a nicer look.
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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby wingman12 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:21 pm

Let me know if and when this side stand becomes available for the 1500. :D :D

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Re: Return of the Fish kickstand!

Postby pbarratt » Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:15 am

Wingman12,

I hear you and wish I could help but the differences are too great for a simple mod. The estimated volume wouldn't pay for the tooling of a 1500 specific design. But I think you know that.

:( :(

Peter




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