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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-10-2015, 03:18 PM
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fossil92. Do you have any more info on the chrome kickstand? Do you still have it? Want to sell it? If not, do you have a brand name, manufacturer, etc. That might just solve my problem.

I'd rather have it lean TOO far, and have to ask for help getting it off the kickstand than have it fall over and have to lift it off the ground.

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I'll take a look, 2 things though. #1 I don't believe I do #2 It would be a 1500 so I don't think it will help you if I do have it.



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I'm thinking about making a small modification in the kick stand of my 06 1800. I'm not happy with the amount of lean the bike has when on the stand. A good wind from the left could knock it over.

I see that the kickstand is held on the frame with 3 bolts, one on top, 2 below. I figured if I added a washer on each of the bottom bolts, between the kickstand and the frame, I would add a little more lean. Anyone tried this? Anyone think it might be a problem, dangerous, stupid? Thanks.
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I'm thinking about making a small modification in the kick stand of my 06 1800. I'm not happy with the amount of lean the bike has when on the stand. A good wind from the left could knock it over.

I see that the kickstand is held on the frame with 3 bolts, one on top, 2 below. I figured if I added a washer on each of the bottom bolts, between the kickstand and the frame, I would add a little more lean. Anyone tried this? Anyone think it might be a problem, dangerous, stupid? Thanks.
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My side stand is 8 1/2 inches long. That is from the center of the bolt to the bottom of the stand. Again, I have very good lean on my 2012 and do not worry about it being blown over when on the side stand.
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I'll take a look, 2 things though. #1 I don't believe I do #2 It would be a 1500 so I don't think it will help you if I do have it.
I checked and do not have it any longer, so I can't even give you a name.

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I agree, at times my bike seems to be almost upright with minimal lean. A slightly shorter stand would make me more at ease. I have moved the bike to another spot when I don't trust it.

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UPDATE:

So I went ahead and added 2 washers to the kickstand mount. It's not a flat plate mount, Bill. It's got three raised areas on the mount where the bolts attach. I just added 2 chromed (hopefully to last a little longer, not for the bling) washers between the kickstand and the mount. For such a small amount of difference in the mount, the difference in the lean angle was, what I'll call significant. Now it leans a little MORE than my 1200, but still not enough to stop me from lifting it off the stand. It's only the first day, but I like the way it looks. I didn't put locktite on the bolts, because I didn't know if I would be adding a second set of washers, or removing the ones I put in. I'll wait a few weeks to decide if this is the right amount of adjustment and then add the locktite.

Based on the way it mounts, and the thickness of the steel, I can't imagine any problems with this mod, and if something did loosen/crack/break, I think I'd notice it.

Thanks for the input. I'll update if I have any problems. In the meantime, I'd recommend this mod for anyone who wishes the bike leaned a little further on the stand.
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