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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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New kickstand

After some measuring I figured the second generation ('08-'13") KLR650 would fit my Versys.
I was wanting a larger foot but wasn't crazy about the options I had seen.

Perfect fit and I'm very pleased.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:22 AM
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Kinda like that. Were there any installation problems?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 10:53 AM
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Just make sure you re-use versys's spring instead of the klr's.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 10:03 PM
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Stand & Bike look great not to mention the GarageMahal, nice to see you haven't forgotten the V with all your other toys!


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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Sam great to hear from you.

Over the years I've had several bikes and can honestly say I've enjoyed the Versys more than any other!
Simply a great bike.

Take care & ride safe,
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 08:04 AM
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It looks good.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 09:34 PM
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Regarding sidestands:

IF you put a larger front tire on (Metzler Tourance 130/80x17 for instance as I and many others have), the stock stand will work, and be TOO short in reality - but I'm pretty sure will be the correct length IF you've lowered your bike.

That set-up has your bike leaning left quite a bit more than stock.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 03:08 AM
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Here's one on Ebay:

About half the price of a new item.
I'd get it if it weren't for the pesky PayPal.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:23 PM
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KLR side stand.

Also fitted a KLR 650 side stand. I fitted a speedies lowering block so i shortened my side stand. I simply cut the foot of at the weld, cut 1 inch of the stand and welded the plate back on. It looks original and is a far better, more stable stand than the Versys. You need to use the "KLR SPRING" not the Versys spring. The spring mount on the KLR stand is in a different spot.

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