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post #1 of 28 Old 03-06-2007, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Now that it's lowered- what about the sidestand?

It's my understanding that the sidestand is not a random length piece of metal that conveniently holds the bike up. Instead it was engineered to be a particular length to best hold the bike in a vertical position.

Now that my bike is 3/4'' lower, is there anything I should be doing to the sidestand to keep the bike from falling over? It stands more upright and I worry about it falling or being blown over. Any solutions or has this never been a problem?
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You can grind some metal off the stop so the sidestand will open further and the bike will lean more. I just lowered my bike 3/4" front and rear. I left the side stand and its stop in stock condition but I always put the bike on the centerstand.

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You can grind some metal off the stop so the sidestand will open further and the bike will lean more. I just lowered my bike 3/4" front and rear. I left the side stand and its stop in stock condition but I always put the bike on the centerstand.
Not trying to flame you Greywolf, but do you realize your post really offers zero help to this guy?
 
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Now that my bike is 3/4'' lower, is there anything I should be doing to the sidestand to keep the bike from falling over? It stands more upright and I worry about it falling or being blown over. Any solutions or has this never been a problem?
I didn't find it truly necessary to modify the sidestand after adding the 3/4 lowering links. It's most at risk for tipping when you get on or off, so grabbing a handful of front brake is a good idea anyway.

Pat's suggestion of grinding a bit off the stop is probably something I'll eventually get to doing.

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Not trying to flame you Greywolf, but do you realize your post really offers zero help to this guy?
Grind the stop and use the centerstand are two things that can be done. Two is more than zero.

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Grind the stop and use the centerstand are two things that can be done. Two is more than zero.
Touche! I'm guessing he doesn't have a center stand from his post. -1

Oh and if you read his post accurately, he indicated he did not want to modify his side stand. -1

-1 + -1 = -2
-2 + 2 = 0

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The stop is not the sidestand and I'm done.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Shep-your just grouchy cause you got 2 tickets

And grinding the side stand stop looks to be the only way to get more lean angle.

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Shep-your just grouchy cause you got 2 tickets

And grinding the side stand stop looks to be the only way to get more lean angle.

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Awww Shucks! You busted me Jerry! That's Three tickets!
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