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post #1 of 6 Old 05-26-2008, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help cutting sidetand

I lowered my Wee 1 inch at the rear and raised the forks 5/8 inches, how much should I take off the sidestand to get a safe lean so the bike don't tip over? I was thinking of taking off 3/4 inch.Is that a good compromise in case I want to go back to stock links?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-26-2008, 11:35 PM
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Keep it simple and safer. Just grind a little off the sidestand stop so it will swing forward more. If you ever go back to stock height you can just add a little something to the bottom of the sidestand foot. Worked for me.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-27-2008, 10:24 AM
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Strange. I lowered the ass 1" and raised the fork tubes 1" and still have adequate lean angle for stability. Maybe I'm running more shock preload.
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Strange. I lowered the ass 1" and raised the fork tubes 1" and still have adequate lean angle for stability. Maybe I'm running more shock preload.
I reckon that is so, now my Elka shock is setup correctly, I now have a greater lean angle, cos I ground off some of the side stand stop after lowering the bike.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-28-2008, 12:16 AM
 
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I need to figure out a way to lengthen both my side and centerstand. Since I added the Elka and 1" raising links it is too tall for the centerstand. Any ideas?
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