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gents, how stout is the regular flatfoot? can it support the motorcycle while pivoting around on the side stand? i do this often to turn around in a parking space.

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Probably more stout than stock, not sure if I would pivot the bike on it.
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I would not suggest you do that with the flat foot installed.
Speed's Flatfoot is not hard fixed the side stand. It is spring loaded and has some free play. If you do the side stand about face... you will 1 wear out the aluminium base faster, and 2 put more strain on the top plate from all the forced twisting and gouge up the inside and make it more loose.
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And with the extra surface area of the flat foot it will probably be harder to do. Also, the plate is aluminum and dragging it on pavement will wear it out. I do not pivot my bike on the kickstand and I have worn through one already.

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I would not suggest you do that with the flat foot installed.
Speed's Flatfoot is not hard fixed the side stand. It is spring loaded and has some free play. If you do the side stand about face... you will 1 wear out the aluminium base faster, and 2 put more strain on the top plate from all the forced twisting and gouge up the inside and make it more loose.
Speedy has two Flatfoot designs. One slips over the stock kickstand's foot, the other screws onto a cut down kickstand. Not sure to which the OP is referring.
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Speedy has two Flatfoot designs. One slips over the stock kickstand's foot, the other screws onto a cut down kickstand. Not sure to which the OP is referring.
That's a good point.

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gents, how stout is the regular flatfoot? can it support the motorcycle while pivoting around on the side stand? i do this often to turn around in a parking space.
I strongly recommend AGAINST swinging your bike around on the sidestand!

I did that until I had an accident doing it, and basically ended up scalping myself, and LUCKY I didn't get killed! Here's a link to my thread:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sidestand.html

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I strongly recommend AGAINST swinging your bike around on the sidestand!



I did that until I had an accident doing it, and basically ended up scalping myself, and LUCKY I didn't get killed! Here's a link to my thread:



http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sidestand.html

I just read the thread....bloody hell!

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I'm glad you are still with us after that experience! That had to hurt like hell!



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I strongly recommend AGAINST swinging your bike around on the sidestand!

I did that until I had an accident doing it, and basically ended up scalping myself, and LUCKY I didn't get killed! Here's a link to my thread:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sidestand.html

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I strongly recommend AGAINST swinging your bike around on the sidestand!

I did that until I had an accident doing it, and basically ended up scalping myself, and LUCKY I didn't get killed! Here's a link to my thread:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...sidestand.html
I missed your story when it was originally posted but, as Tim said, bloody hell. Have to congratulate you firstly, on not being scalped and, secondly, being a very good story teller. This far removed from the incident I hope you won't be upset by the fact that I laughed myself silly when I read your tale. I've heard of shooting oneself in the foot but, until just now, I had not heard of scalping oneself.

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...That had to hurt like hell!
Not too much, WHEN it happened.

When the doctor put the staple IN - that kind of 'smarted'.

About a week later when I 'whacked' my head into the door-jam of the car, getting in, RIGHT into the 'scalped part' - THAT REALLY HURT!!!

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I missed your story when it was originally posted but, as Tim said, bloody hell. Have to congratulate you firstly, on not being scalped and, secondly, being a very good story teller. This far removed from the incident I hope you won't be upset by the fact that I laughed myself silly when I read your tale. I've heard of shooting oneself in the foot but, until just now, I had not heard of scalping oneself.
YOU are in my "bad-books" now, Arion!


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Next time I get to Phoenix maybe you can show me around and I can see that scalping scar!

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Not too much, WHEN it happened.

When the doctor put the staple IN - that kind of 'smarted'.

About a week later when I 'whacked' my head into the door-jam of the car, getting in, RIGHT into the 'scalped part' - THAT REALLY HURT!!!



YOU are in my "bad-books" now, Arion!

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Glad you didn't died

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Next time I get to Phoenix maybe you can show me around and I can see that scalping scar!
Stay in touch and we can set up a "private-viewing" next time you're by (as long as it's during the "Snowbird" season)....


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