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Old 12-19-2017, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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After market kick stand?

My 2007 was lowered by the original vertically challenged owner. I'm 6'4 so I have removed the lowering kit but the side stand was shortened so my bike leans a bit too much for my liking.

I've contemplated welding a few cm of metal to the base but I'm now looking at just replacing it.

Only issue is the cost of the replacement is expensive and second hand models are rare.

Just wondering if there are any after market stands that will fit?
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:17 AM
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Tried to find one of the recent threads with all the listings, however apparently a KLR will work, here is a link for you;
https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/kyog...ale/1164351470

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...nd+replacement

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My 2007 was lowered by the original vertically challenged owner. I'm 6'4 so I have removed the lowering kit but the side stand was shortened so my bike leans a bit too much for my liking.

I've contemplated welding a few cm of metal to the base but I'm now looking at just replacing it.

Only issue is the cost of the replacement is expensive and second hand models are rare.

Just wondering if there are any after market stands that will fit?
A fellow named "jdrocks" has lengthened several of them by cutting it, installing a piece of steel (from an old handle-bar) that fits tightly into the two ends of the cut-part, welding it, using body-filler to get rid of the "step", then smooths THAT to the same diameter w/ sandpaper in a long strip pulled around the area, back-and-forth.

Probably your cheapest solution.

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My 2007 was lowered by the original vertically challenged owner. I'm 6'4 so I have removed the lowering kit but the side stand was shortened so my bike leans a bit too much for my liking.

I've contemplated welding a few cm of metal to the base but I'm now looking at just replacing it.

Only issue is the cost of the replacement is expensive and second hand models are rare.

Just wondering if there are any after market stands that will fit?
Check EBay for a used one.
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I bought a hockey puck for dollar or so. I put it under the kick stand foot and traced the outline. 10 minutes of carving had a nice pocket for the foot to fit into. A hole was then drilled through both the foot and the puck, and a bolt and nut secures the puck to the kick stand.

This setup has endured 9k km of commuting and camping without issue, and it has a noticeably larger and softer footprint so it hasn’t sunk into soft ground or damaged fancy concrete driveways.

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Thanks for the help, I've found a Klr stand for $30, are they a straight swap?
Also the Klr is a bit bigger than the Versys, will it need any mods?
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Thanks for the help, I've found a Klr stand for $30, are they a straight swap?
Also the Klr is a bit bigger than the Versys, will it need any mods?
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...97-post11.html

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums/1204009-post1.html

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ight=klr+stand
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Ninja 650 stand is the perfect length if the bike has been lowered. My bike had a motowerk lowering link installed by a previous owner but they were lazy and didn't lower the front (seriously don't lower the back and not the front, the bike handles like **** when set up like that). I snagged a Ninja 650 stand for cheap from ebay and it was the perfect length once I lowered the front to match.
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I'm the opposite, the stands lowered so the bike leans too much to one side.. I've ordered a Klr stand off a wrecked bike, the seller is including the spring as well which is a bonus
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I still have the stock stand from my 2009 V650, I replaced it when I finished the lowering job on mine.
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...the seller is including the spring as well which is a bonus
WHICH I'm told is necessary, so you "done good".

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