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post #1 of 17 Old 05-12-2008, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Kick stand. the Kickstand on the Wee sucks. The one on my DRZ-400 is great. But the one on the Wee doesn't go over center far enough to stay locked down. Park downhill and the bike will roll a little, and up goes the side stand, down goes the bike. So is the answer to shave a little off the stop, or a stronger spring?
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-12-2008, 10:17 AM
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get out the grinder....

shave a little off the stop....
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Park the bike in gear and it won't roll.
+1, and if you're especially paranoid, carry a velcro strap and use it on the brake lever to hold the front brake.

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+1, and if you're especially paranoid, carry a velcro strap and use it on the brake lever to hold the front brake.
+2 on parking in gear, +1 on the velcro strap.

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+1, and if you're especially paranoid, carry a velcro strap and use it on the brake lever to hold the front brake.
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Kick stand. the Kickstand on the Wee sucks. The one on my DRZ-400 is great. But the one on the Wee doesn't go over center far enough to stay locked down. Park downhill and the bike will roll a little, and up goes the side stand, down goes the bike. So is the answer to shave a little off the stop, or a stronger spring?
I was thinking about shaving a little off the stop. Yes I parked in gear, but still thought it wasn't very stable.
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Lay the bike down in the street on the assumption that it would have fallen over anyway.

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I like my sidestand more since installing a kickstand foot from touratech. I haven't felt the need to shave any off yet, but I have confidence parking in conditions that I couldn't park in without it. Has anyone put a stronger spring in their sidestand?

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Lay the bike down in the street on the assumption that it would have fallen over anyway.
that has to be my favorite.

In all seriousness unless other parking is way too far away I would find a flat place to park.

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