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Old 05-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Shortening Kickstand
I just lowered my girls GS500e and I need to either bend or shorten the kickstand. I am looking for someone with the tools and know-how to do one or the other of these.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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I just lowered my girls GS500e and I need to either bend or shorten the kickstand. I am looking for someone with the tools and know-how to do one or the other of these.

Thanks!
Find a spare or already shortened after market kickstand so that if/when you sell the bike, you can raise it back up to stock height and put the original length kick stand back on.

Other than that, I gots nothin else to offer except some cigarettes, tools, and a few beers if you wanna hack away at it in my garage.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:28 AM   #3
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I was planning on only bending it about 1/2 inch and flare it out a little so that later if i need to i can bend it back. The adjustable kickstands are about 150 on amazon and ebay and I just dont want to spend that kind of money to do something simple. If I butcher the kickstand its only 15-20 for a "new" one if i need it to sell the bike. Odds are when and if I sell the bike it will be to another rookie who will probably want to keep it lowered at least to learn on.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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Very imporotant; Is it a cast stand or is it a steel tube?



I freehanded this stand out of billet years ago.



Not offering to do that, just give it a bend or cut weld or something along that line.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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It is a tube. I tried to bend it but it is pretty damn stiff. I was hoping to heat it up a little and then bend it. I dont really want to cut it if i dont have to since the bend is going to be so slight.

Nice work on that billet one though that looks fantastic.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #6
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It is a tube. I tried to bend it but it is pretty damn stiff. I was hoping to heat it up a little and then bend it. I dont really want to cut it if i dont have to since the bend is going to be so slight.

Nice work on that billet one though that looks fantastic.
If it's a steel tube just cut the foot off and weld it back on after removing a 1/2" or so.
I'd roll it up on a chunk of 1/2" ply wood and set the stand on the concrete and see if that's about right. If so, cut , clean, weld, touch up with a grinder, done. 20 mins.
I have all the stuff if you want to bring it up.

I made this one too. Use the factory top and added a thin chromoly tube and chromoly plate for the foot.
It was a cast stand. I think it lost a pound off it.



PM me if you want to bring it up. I'll be working on my 9rr.

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:58 AM   #7
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I actually just found a place called Glens up in Lynnwood and he is going to do it for 30$ which I am just fine spending.

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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Good price. When I lowered both my bikes, I cut a 1/4" more out of the kick stand than I lowered the bike so it leaned properly. If you lowered it an inch and only take out an inch, it really feels like it wants to fall over to me.

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Old 05-29-2012, 06:20 PM   #9
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Bring it over and I'll shorted it for free. I just shortened the stand on my WR250R.

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Old 05-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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$30 right on. What's he going to do? Shorten it or bend it?

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