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Old 11-12-2012, 08:12 AM
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Default 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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Old 11-12-2012, 08:22 AM
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Kinda like that. Were there any installation problems?
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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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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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Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 PM
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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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Old 11-15-2012, 08:04 AM
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It looks good.
Present Ride: 2011 Versys Spark Black
Previous Ride: Kawasaki Ninja 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
My V's Farkle Log:
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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.

My KLR trip to Alaska, YT, NWT and BC in summer 2009

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, and Alaska, June '13

My Versys trip to D2D 2015, and Inuvik, June '15
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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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Old 11-18-2012, 05:23 PM
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Default 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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