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Hi riders, I have 2009 Vstrom 650 and problem with kickstand. To me it looks like the plate on kickstand is in wrong angle. When bike is standing on kickstand, the plate is touching ground only in small area, not whole plate. On warm days it is digging into asphalt and then it falls down. Anybody else had that problem? Any idea how to deal with it?
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Hi riders, I have 2009 Vstrom 650 and problem with kickstand. To me it looks like the plate on kickstand is in wrong angle. When bike is standing on kickstand, the plate is touching ground only in small area, not whole plate. On warm days it is digging into asphalt and then it falls down. Anybody else had that problem? Any idea how to deal with it?
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I bought larger foot too, but I wonder if I can make it straight too, otherwise problem persist.
 

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I modified mine for a better angle:
 

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I modified mine for a better angle:
thanx for suggestion, well documented, but if I grind the arm, it will create even sharper angle, I need to go the other way. If I weld something on in order to go other way, then there is danger that wind, kids, animals, ... can push my bike little forward and it will fold kickstand.
 

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Your kick stand looks different then mine and any pictures I can find on the net.
the distance from the pad touching the ground and the loop you step on to lower the kick stand is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches, yours looks closer then that.

has your bike been lowered and the kick stand shortened?
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Your kick stand looks different then mine and any pictures I can find on the net.
the distance from the pad touching the ground and the loop you step on to lower the kick stand is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches, yours looks closer then that.

has your bike been lowered and the kick stand shortened? View attachment 302034

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You are right, there is less than an inch. I bought it used from bike dealer 4 years ago. Now I remember him saying something about that it was lowered before. They raised it back after. Maybe they forgot about kickstand? But angle of bike looks normal. Any idea how to deal with that?
 

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You are right, there is less than an inch. I bought it used from bike dealer 4 years ago. Now I remember him saying something about that it was lowered before. They raised it back after. Maybe they forgot about kickstand? But angle of bike looks normal. Any idea how to deal with that?
You can maybe heat up the foot weld with a torch and then bend the foot a little. Not sure if it would weaken the weld?
 

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You can maybe heat up the foot weld with a torch and then bend the foot a little. Not sure if it would weaken the weld?
 

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You can maybe heat up the foot weld with a torch and then bend the foot a little. Not sure if it would weaken the weld?
I was thinking about heating it and bend it, or cut it off and re-weld it. But if I think about it - whole bike weight is on one stand - all that work, heat, .. would it not weaken the stand?
 

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That doesn't look like the original kickstand, nor does it look like a stand that was made for your bike. Here's what the original looks like (it's a completely different foot and as mentioned above, the U-shaped arm is not in the same position):


My guess is that when whoever replaced the lowering kit didn't have the original kickstand, looked in their spare parts box, saw this stand and thought "this outta work".

You could try heating and bending it but because it needs to be twisted, it may not be the easy to get it right and it may weaken it. Would be easier to cut of the foot and reweld a new one to it. If you go this route, I suggest taking to a fabricating shop and have them do it. This is not however, what I would do.

I'd look for another stock stand because that one, at some point, is going to cause you some grief if not fixed - partsfish.com lists the stand at $117.16 US but you may be able to find an original stock one at a local bike wrecker or maybe post on this site that you're looking for one - someone on this site must have one kicking around. Can't imagine it would cost much to ship.
 

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Easy evening project if you weld, if not find a neighbor and pay a gratuity and lastly pay a welding shop.

You could add a short piece to the leg to level the pad and the bike should not Be to upright.
ebay has a a couple;

This one need the foot welded on
 

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Easy evening project if you weld, if not find a neighbor and pay a gratuity and lastly pay a welding shop.

You could add a short piece to the leg to level the pad and the bike should not Be to upright.
ebay has a a couple;

This one need the foot welded on
It looks to me that welding on piece to the pad at right angle would be fastest, most cost effective. Thanx for idea.
 

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If you are going to cut and weld make the new foot bigger that the original. Also with my 2010 I felt uncomfortable that the bike might roll forward off the stand and so ground the stop with a grinder to move the foot further forward.
 

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That doesn't look like the original kickstand, nor does it look like a stand that was made for your bike. Here's what the original looks like (it's a completely different foot and as mentioned above, the U-shaped arm is not in the same position):


My guess is that when whoever replaced the lowering kit didn't have the original kickstand, looked in their spare parts box, saw this stand and thought "this outta work".

You could try heating and bending it but because it needs to be twisted, it may not be the easy to get it right and it may weaken it. Would be easier to cut of the foot and reweld a new one to it. If you go this route, I suggest taking to a fabricating shop and have them do it. This is not however, what I would do.

I'd look for another stock stand because that one, at some point, is going to cause you some grief if not fixed - partsfish.com lists the stand at $117.16 US but you may be able to find an original stock one at a local bike wrecker or maybe post on this site that you're looking for one - someone on this site must have one kicking around. Can't imagine it would cost much to ship.
The lowering theory was my first thought as well.
 
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