Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
I took the sidestand off to grind the contact points a bit to give the bike more lean when on the stand.
I had to use a 3/4" impact socket (probably 19 mm and close enough), impact universal joint, 1/2" extensions, and my 1/2" impact wrench to get the mounting bolts loose. They were tight!
Removing about 1 mm from the contact points of the side stand gave me enough additional lean to feel better about parking on some of the sloped places we have to park here--most level spot around, but not actually level. This is with stock links.
"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.
"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."
Marcus Tullius Cicero