Kick Stands?

InMotionJosh

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What are you guys with 26" Bikes doing for kick stands? I know some have be using center stands but what about a regular side stand? Does it need to be shorter? Longer? Stock?
 

InMotionJosh

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The guy who owns the shop where my bike is has a a 26" Road Glide that he said he had to shorten the stand like 2". He basically cut out how ever many inches required, then used an iron sleeve, welded it back up and had it coated. Looks ok but seems like there has to be a better option out there.
 

Gdub

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I am confused as to why you would have to do this. If your bike has the correct geometry, the ride ht should be close to the same. I can drop my rear air ride, and I don't need a new kickstand. Maybe someone can explain it to me.
 

InMotionJosh

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Well im not saying it needs to be done. Just wanting to know anyone elses opinion or experience. I also have rear air ride. Mine is done with HHI Neck and Trees so geometry should be good.
 

Bill

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I'll probably need to do something as I am installing front and rear air ride. Should sit pretty damn low when parked.
 

Gdub

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On my V rod, I can almost set the bike on the frame, and I have never cut or altered the kickstand. I understand it is a different bike. I just have not heard the need for it up until now.
 

slothy

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mine with front and rear air ride down, wheel turned in it ok with a bent kickstand, if i leave the wheel straight it and someone farts it starts falling over

with the air up its fine. but who does that ...

i ordered a ness 1" shorter stand, but it didn't do shit. so i took my stock one and heated it up with torch and let the bikes weight bend it till i was happy - looks like shit but worked. this year im going to cut the ness one down and re-weld it.
 

Bill

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I was looking at it and I might be able to grind some of the length out of the stop so that when you lean the bike on the stand it leans a little more... Just an idea.
 

Nova606

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09 (08?) up doesn't work
I have accutronix forward controls and they relocate the kickstand on my 10 RG and with a 21" lowered in front and legened in back I needed shorter. I cut and welded my stock, I actually have had to do this three times to get right. I have taken about 1.25" out. I was hoping that it would be OK for a 26er, but time will tell.
 

Nova606

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Better to cut and weld. Pretty easy and if you are worried about it dowel it. With a good "V" you should be able to get a good weld and be able to blend it smooth to powder coat it or chrome it.
I was looking at it and I might be able to grind some of the length out of the stop so that when you lean the bike on the stand it leans a little more... Just an idea.
 

Nova606

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I am thinking of the one that mounts behind the primary, I hate the ones in front, I drag the F'n thing all the time and actually have felt the big slip before when I have had to much weiught on it when turning left... I dont know how the bike will turn in when raked and hanging a 26er on the front but will hopefully be finding out this summer.
 

vrog

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i bought the chrome shorter one and it didnt help much. I was tinking of cutting and welding the stock one. I had to do that on my old v-rod with the air ride. not sure why Gdub didnt have to? Maybe because he is cool and has a turbo vrod and a bagger?????????
 

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