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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-03-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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07/08 Shorten Your Own Damn Kickstand!

Alright, i know this might not be the best method for everybody.
Some of you may be better off buying a ZZR kickstand, Some of you may be better off taking to have this done.
But since i did it this way i felt i should take pics and put this here how-to up.

Heres the kickstand on the bike, i have the back on a rear stand since im taking off the side stand, duh.



Remove the 10mm bolt that holds the kickstand switch onto the bike, we need to get this out of the way to get to the 17mm bolt that holds on the kickstand.



Heres it off the bike.



Pull the return off the kickstand bracket, i just used a needle nose.



Then you can pull it off the actual kickstand.



Using a 17mm socket wrench and 17mm box wrench (for the locking nut on the back side) remove the nut and bolt to free your kickstand.



Now that the kickstand is off the bike, i used tape to help as a guide for cutting it as close to the stock angle i could get.



I used a Porta-Band to cut the foot off the kickstand.



Like so.



Then cut the stand down to proper length. (i did about 1/2in, you could even get away with 3/4in)



Foot and 1/2in piece cut off.



Pretty close huh?



I used a bench grinder to bevel the sides of the cut piece to get a better weld.



Beveled enough.



And Cleaned up the foot with a grinder.



Tack it into place (I used a MIG on this)



Finish your weld.



Taa-daa!



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Put everything back on in reverse order and your done.


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Very nice sir!

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have you changed the gasket that is infamous for leak yet??....or did you change ur oil recently cause i noticed some oil drip on the mid-fairing


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Hedzor, how do you love your Porta Band? I have a Milwaukee 6230, it's tits!

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have you changed the gasket that is infamous for leak yet??....or did you change ur oil recently cause i noticed some oil drip on the mid-fairing
lol yeah my bike is dirty as fuck and hasnt had its gasket done yet. i had it in the shop last week for it when i was out of town, they never got around to it, it was nice when i got back and i said fuck it and picked the bike up. hopefully this week itll get done! lol

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Hedzor, how do you love your Porta Band? I have a Milwaukee 6230, it's tits!
love the portaband! and the milwaukee is a fucking mac truck! ive used other cheap pieces and they all break really easy. no fuggin way for the milw!

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im confused why would u shorten it, whats wrong with it now
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im confused why would u shorten it, whats wrong with it now

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so the OP said some might be better off buying a ZZR kickstand? are they shorter? are they a direct fit?
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