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So I see someone here already found a nice lowering link for the V1K. Unfortunately, that mfg doesn't make a corresponding kickstand. The Speedy fellow makes a nice kickstand ground plate, but oddly it is bike specific for given model years

Seems to me like any kickstand rod should fit in and cinch down with the screws, but he sure enough calls out particular ones for particular applications. Has anyone tried one of these things on a non spec'd application? Is is universal enough to make it work? He lists it for a 2015 Versys 650. Can anyone verify if they use the same stand on the V1K?

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Yep agree, email him as he is really helpful and his service has been great to get stuff to me down under, got his flat foot for both my 08 versys and 2011 ninja 1000 and they are brilliant.
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Saddlebag, Soupey has made an adjustable kick stand ... 1 of m, .. and it's on its way to me.

Waiting for it to arrive when I will test fit and report back.. If its all good I'm sure he'll have it included on the website.

I'm not associated with the company at all and until now never dealt with them before. My initial contact chasing a lowering kit got them on the path of confirming lowering link fitment and manufacturing a Kick stand to suit. Fingers crossed it works ..

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You did that already for the lowering link and he said he needed to get the V1K in his paws first. He must have gotten a '15 650 because it's already listed as compatible with the foot on his website.
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Saddlebag, Soupey has made an adjustable kick stand ... 1 of m, .. and it's on its way to me.
Who is Soupy and do you have a website? TIA
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Its Speedy....

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http://soupysperformance.com/

I had contact from them this morning, Package is on its way. I should hopefully have the Link and Kick stand next week. (we are half a world apart ). I will document the install and post a thread.

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No....It's a different guy..http://soupysperformance.com
Yeah, that's the guy who has the lowering link on Ebay. He didn't have a kickstand yet, but frankly I like Speedy's Flatfoot better. Though buying a new stand would leave the old one in tact should I decide to sell it at some point. The thing I don't like about the Soupy stands are the small foot print. They'd sink into hot asphalt around here real quick.
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i just use the metal plate from the back of a junction box
Yeah, that'll help spread the weight, but doesn't do much to make it shorter which is my desire.
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I had contact from them this morning, Package is on its way. I should hopefully have the Link and Kick stand next week. (we are half a world apart ). I will document the install and post a thread.
Great, I look forward to your report.
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Yeah, that's the guy who has the lowering link on Ebay. He didn't have a kickstand yet, but frankly I like Speedy's Flatfoot better. Though buying a new stand would leave the old one in tact should I decide to sell it at some point. The thing I don't like about the Soupy stands are the small foot print. They'd sink into hot asphalt around here real quick.

Yep, I had one of Speedy's Flatfoots on my Versys. On the FJR i just use this when needed. I get one every year when i re-new my ROK program...I just added the orange cable..


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Yep, I had one of Speedy's Flatfoots on my Versys. On the FJR i just use this when needed. I get one every year when i re-new my ROK program...I just added the orange cable..
The cable is a smart idea. I can't tell you how many times I've ridden off without picking up the plate. It didn't use to be a big deal as there was a metal shop where I worked and I could get little round metal plates by the bucket load. Now forgetting the damn things can get expensive.
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The cable is a smart idea. I can't tell you how many times I've ridden off without picking up the plate. It didn't use to be a big deal as there was a metal shop where I worked and I could get little round metal plates by the bucket load. Now forgetting the damn things can get expensive.

I'm just lazy and don't like to bend over to pick it up..

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This was the first non Kawasaki accessory I installed...and the best one to date! I cant tell you how often I have not worried about sidestand issues with a loaded Versys on any type of ground!


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This was the first non Kawasaki accessory I installed...and the best one to date! I cant tell you how often I have not worried about sidestand issues with a loaded Versys on any type of ground!
Unfortunately, Soupy's stands don't have a nice flat base to work with:

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Just an update,,.. Tracking has my lowering bits and stand for the V1K from Soupy in Australia BUT its Friday and the local postal service dont deliver weekends ... So wont be till next week end till i get a chance to fit

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Just an update,,.. Tracking has my lowering bits and stand for the V1K from Soupy in Australia BUT its Friday and the local postal service dont deliver weekends ... So wont be till next week end till i get a chance to fit
I'm very interested to see if they work. I finally saw a V1K in the flesh the other day and noticed the dog bone is very wide. Maybe Soupy provides spacers, but if not, I don't see how his device will work without sliding all over the rails. If it gets cockeyed, I fear metal fatigue may be be swift and unforgiving.

On a another note, the stand is quite thin at the bottom and unlike the V650, it doesn't have the heel lever down low where it would need to be removed and re-welded. As such, I think Speedy's flat foot would work fine.
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