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Kickstand question

What is the general opinion of the stock kickstand? I always get an uneasy feeling when I step off my bike. Is there a better replacement?
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I always kick my stand out an extra two inches. Then I feel better!





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Kickstand Pad

I picked up a kickstand pad (black, blends in nicely) on ebay. I always thought it was the contact pad with the asphalt that made my bike wobbly, not kicking out the stand enough. Putting on the pad seemed to make a real difference.
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I always thought it was the contact pad with the asphalt that made my bike wobbly, not kicking out the stand enough. Putting on the pad seemed to make a real difference.
I understand, but do test on concrete once. Stop put down your kick stand walk away and look at the lean of your bike. A strong wind could tip it!

Now walk over to your bike take some of the weight off the stand and kick it out two inches or tell it stops. Now lean your bike onto the stand! WOW! Leans way further and feels solid!

Makes a huge difference! Right On!



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I understand, but do test on concrete once. Stop put down your kick stand walk away and look at the lean of your bike. A strong wind could tip it!

Now walk over to your bike take some of the weight off the stand and kick it out two inches or tell it stops. Now lean your bike onto the stand! WOW! Leans way further and feels solid!

Makes a huge difference! Right On!
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And if your turn your handlebars to the left and lock the steering it's even better!
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And if your turn your handlebars to the left and lock the steering it's even better!






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Motowerk's flatfoot add-on fixed it for me! It feels way more sturdy on paved ground, and MUCH more reliable when on gravel or soft dirt. No more sinking in and causing an excessive lean, not to mention the mud getting everywhere.

http://shop.motowerk.com/Standard-Fl...-KV-FF-STD.htm

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I picked up a kickstand pad (black, blends in nicely) on ebay. I always thought it was the contact pad with the asphalt that made my bike wobbly, not kicking out the stand enough. Putting on the pad seemed to make a real difference.
So where's the link to your EBay find????????



PS, it would've been nice if you guys had posted your ideas on the original thread asking for advise on this issue!?!?...."just sayin'!"
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