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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2020, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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kickstand length after lowering

Hey guys.....I have looked on the web and this forum and I am still looking.....
Has anyone come up with how much you need to cut off your kickstand after lowering my Gen 1 2004 FJR with 35mm lowering dog bones??.....

any of you engineers done the math on this???......35mm = 1.3" but with the angles I know I do not need to cut 1.3" off......


anyone??

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-15-2020, 08:49 PM
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never did any math but I did take about a bit less than 1 inch off the stand of my gen 1 when I used some lowering bones and it worked out kinda.....the weld failed shortly after and I bought an adjustable stand . T rex (which I used) has one listed for gen 3 for 104 bucks on ebay....give them a call if u are interested and ask if it fits gen 1 (almost positive it does) https://www.ebay.ca/itm/T-Rex-Racing...kAAOSwlMRa9dxA
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Hey guys.....I have looked on the web and this forum and I am still looking..... Has anyone come up with how much you need to cut off your kickstand after lowering my Gen 1 2004 FJR with 35mm lowering dog bones??..... any of you engineers done the math on this???......35mm = 1.3" but with the angles I know I do not need to cut 1.3" off...... anyone?? thanks for any input!!
AthenM50,

I did not worry about the math. I had a local bike speed shop saw the sidestand foot off the end of the sidestand leg. They set the foot flat on the concrete, then sawed off some small lengths of the sidestand leg, until the sidestand leg sat right on top of the foot, with the bike at a reasonable lean angle for parking. Then they welded the foot to the leg, clean and quick, and it was a done deal. No wrenches! The flat concrete "set" the correct angle of the foot, for the welding job.

The entire job was very reasonable in price, far less than any replacement sidestand out there. With a dash of black spray paint, the sidestand looked exactly like the OEM would look. There was also the advantage of having the deployment pin exactly where it always was before, so my foot could put out the sidestand as easily as ever, without looking. I like keeping things simple. Inexpensive is nice, too.

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Red - and you did all this with the Kickstand on the bike?
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Red - and you did all this with the Kickstand on the bike?
AthenM50,

Not me personally, but that is how the bike shop did the job. The side-stand never left it's place on the bike.

By the look of the welding, I believe they used a gas torch for the welding. Not sure that electric welding would be a good idea, but I'm no welder anyway.
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What I and I believe others have done when I lowered mine was to grind off the stop on the side stand. This allows it to go further forward and lower. Easy peasy haven't had a problem. Some have gone as far as to heat and bend the foot to correct the angle so that it can sit flat again, I didn't bother. YMMV.

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There are easy ways to do this, as these guys have mentioned. In the past I've bent the factory stand on another bike to get the bike to lean over more. Another option is that I have the adjustable billet side stand that I'm selling(cheap) if you want to go that route. That way, if you ever raise the bike back up or sell it, you have the option of using the factory stand or the adjustable feature of the billet stand. Love the '04s.

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There are easy ways to do this, as these guys have mentioned. In the past I've bent the factory stand on another bike to get the bike to lean over more. Another option is that I have the adjustable billet side stand that I'm selling(cheap) if you want to go that route. That way, if you ever raise the bike back up or sell it, you have the option of using the factory stand or the adjustable feature of the billet stand. Love the '04s.
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