Kick Stands

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Kick Stands

Post by LWH » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:52 pm

is there a right hand kickstand for the 85, I know some just snorted their coffee out their nose, but bad knee forces to switch sides mounting

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Re: Kick Stands

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:55 am

After I cleaned up the mess :P ..Hot chocolate is worse than coffee.
No..I'm not aware of one.However I can imagine that one could be fabricated by your local welding shop.

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Re: Kick Stands

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:04 pm

Not to poke fun, etc. as I too have knee issues …. among others ...
but what is it about the left knee of a fellow who rides a 700-800 pond bike, holds same up, that is bothered by a left side side stand?

Would a longer tab make it easier to extend with side of foot maybe? On a Triumph I had, the side stand retracted under the left side muffler so far that I often couldn't find it by feel, so I welded on a short extension …. worked great!

Long ago, there was a add on type of two legged stand that fastened near or at the front lower engine to frame bolts of a 1200, when in use, it held the front up more so than center stand.. Not sure if it was much work to use, or maybe just rock bike back, … but it was a ride off deal retracting as you pulled away in gear. I have not seen one in years.

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Re: Kick Stands

Post by LWH » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:51 pm

its the twisting on my knee as I get on the dimiscus pad moves

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Re: Kick Stands

Post by jaimenv » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:46 am

Could lowering the bike ride height for mounting help?
Sort of like a lowrider.
Then once mounted adjust ride height to normal vice versa for dismounting.
You do realize it will be a matter of time for your other knee to catch up with the other.

Have you tried seating on the bike first then bring your right leg over, this way the pressure is not on the knee. Other than that you need to avoid all other twisting movements on that knee so not to aggravated.

I also enjoy the fortune of a bad left knee. Two left side motorcycle accidents, that as of late have come a knocking on my door.
Beware of medication it may numb the pain/feel and cause you to over do causing more damage to the knee.
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Re: Kick Stands

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:08 am

Just a thought, You might visit one of those "Hardley" swap meets, with all the custom frame builders you might find parts for a right-side stand that could be adapted to the GW frame....
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Re: Kick Stands

Post by rrod1393 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:13 pm

Is it crazy to just learn how to mount the bike from the right side? I do it but it does take a bit of learning. Right foot on the peg, put most of your weight of the bike (supporting yourself with your right knee against the tank). Then, its an easy swing over of the left leg. No twisting involved. If your weight is not correctly shifted the bike will let you know by wanting to stand up so be careful there.

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Re: Kick Stands

Post by C-dub » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:08 pm

I can sympathize with the OPs problem, but I worry that a more critical factor/question might be, “Is there a place to mount a kick stand on the right side?” I’m sure that someone could make one, but is there a place to mount one?
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Re: Kick Stands

Post by LWH » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:33 pm

K I found a knee brace which makes it very bearable now thanks for all the advice

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