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post #1 of 38 Old 01-21-2005, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Now by no means does this Mod/fix resemble anything EL Diablo would claim as his own 'how-to', matter of fact not many would claim this but i wanted to share it regardless. Some have had issues with the kickstand and its ability to function as designed, i.e. hold the bike upright without having the tendency to tip over because of its neutral position once fully extended.

Sooooooooo i have taken the caveman approach in curing this problem by simply removing metal material from the mating surfaces on both the kickstand & its assoc brkt so that when its fully extended in the 'down position' it rotates farther. Now heres the caveman part so hang on for dear life.

Its not scientific but it'll work much like coonassin it huh Miykl

I used an air tool with a cutting wheel attachment to remove the material.....so let the flames begin. Yup just about anything capable of removing some material from both parts will do the trick, i.e. hand file, die grinder, roto-zip, Dremel tool W/proper attachment, etc. I would say a rough est of the amount removed was 1-2mm from both parts so don't go gettin carried away if you decide to attempt this high tech modification.
Sorry no pics or step by step procedures as i ain't gots um if'n ya gets me drift.

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I've been planning on doing that for a while now. God I'm lazy.

Ehh screw it, I'm gonna go give it a shot.
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That sounds good but I usually just prop mine up against a wall...




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I've been planning on doing that for a while now. God I'm lazy.

Ehh screw it, I'm gonna go give it a shot.
Take some pics Andy...




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I just kicked mine a couple times... really hard, until it bent.
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I just kicked mine a couple times... really hard, until it bent.
Hell i thought i was coonass'n it......yikes!!

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I just kicked mine a couple times... really hard, until it bent.
That's damn near as bad as wife beating!
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That's damn near as bad as wife beating!
Wife beating doesn't hurt you foot like I bet that did...




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I would never.......... my bike is still prone to fall over just like everyone else that hasn't done the kickstand mod
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Might take a look into it myself. In the garage it stays on a swingarm stand for fear of losing air in the tires while parked due to an undetected air leak or whatever. Never had a problem (yet) with it the sidestand. A little extra security would be nice though.

Next, it needs a stronger spring so that when doing wheelies over humps or bumps you don't hear that clunk that gives a ya a pucker.

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