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Author Topic: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!  (Read 1593 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 11:17:06 PM »
Just a thought here....

Couldn't you cut off the 'foot' of the stand, then find an appropriate size tubing to fit inside what's left, then get a new foot welded to that?  Then you just slide it in or out to your desired height and either weld or drill and through bolt it in place.  Seems a pretty easy way to get exactly the length you want.

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Re: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2012, 09:41:24 PM »
It's not as easy as it sounds. The lower part of the stand isn't round. If you do it on the upper part, then you also need to reposition the spring retainer. I've thought about it, but just haven't pursued it. My welding shop here is rather lacking in a good spot to do it.
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2012, 10:34:39 PM »
Ah!  I know they pinch the end to make the foot, I didn't realize it was ovalized as far down as the spring mount.

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Re: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2012, 12:22:58 AM »
My C5 seems pretty stable on the stock side stand configuration; I don't see the need to change it.

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Re: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 12:58:39 AM »
Mine didn't lean too bad with the 18" OEM Avons, but when I slapped on the much larger rear 4.0x18 and front 3.5x19 Dunlop K70s, the tilt definitely looked excessive, and there was a lot more torque on the sidearm mount.
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Re: Longer sidestand modifications? - done!
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 04:03:32 AM »
I found a 1976 Kawasaki Sidestand that should fit perfectly & look like a factory job. Soon as the weather gets to cool to ride often, I'll install it & send pix. Cheers, Craig
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