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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-21-2020, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Guys, I am fitting a Hyperpro 30mm lowering kit to my 2018 fjr 1300A. My question is does anyone know where I can get an adjustable side and centre stand to fit in the UK. The ones I have found are in the USA.
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Guys, I am fitting a Hyperpro 30mm lowering kit to my 2018 fjr 1300A. My question is does anyone know where I can get an adjustable side and centre stand to fit in the UK. The ones I have found are in the USA.
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Sorry, I have no good sources for the UK.

FWIW, I lowered my 2008. I had both the side- and center stands cut and re-welded by talented welders. On my 2008, we were able to lower the center stand by about 33mm. The side-stand foot was cut off, and the stalk was shortened (not sure about that measurement). The foot was re-welded, while the bike "stood" on the side-stand, on the footpad, holding up the bike, to get the foot angle correct while welding. I would not need to extend the center stand if I went back to stock suspension heights, because there was not much change there. For the side-stand, I believe a thicker footpad could be added to the bottom of the existing footpad, rather than doing more welding there, if I restored the bike's stock suspension heights. I have no intention of "restoring" the bike to stock height, though.

I believe I spent less on the welding than the replacement parts would cost. I have only seen one adjustable FJR centerstand which was acceptable in design, but it was expensive. No "adjustable" side-stand looks strong enough to me; if one small bolt loosens or fails on them, the bike will fall over. Now if the adjustment of the side-stand was a thick threaded rod rotating into a hollow side-stand shaft (similar to the design of some shock absorbers), that would be acceptable. I never found one designed like that. HTH.
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Hello Rusty
We got my wifes FJR side stand shortened and the foot rewelded about an inch higher after fitting lowering links . Once painted it looked great.

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