I don't think it changed the "look' all that much, really...
But it does sit more vertical on the sidestand.
I've been reading all the threads about lowering, etc.
So I was going to put on speedies (MotoWerks) lowering link and lower the bike. Getting the link on was easy I took it slow and easy.
I put the link on by myself in one evening on the porch.
Next day my best bud came over and we lowered the forks. Actually raised the forks in the triple clamps.
Rode fine, but sure didn't have much lean at rest on the stand...(Note "after" pic above).
it's going to rain all week so after all the reading I've done I decided to buy a Ninja 650 kickstand ($20.00) instead of cutting mine down off a brand new bike.
So a used 2015 Ninja 650 stand came in on Wednesday.
A little over an inch shorter than stock.
Strapped up so she can't fall over :
Then I had to modify it as didn't clear the rotation, up and down.
The opening in the top of the stand was not deep enough to clear the mount and have full swing. I needed to be an inch of opening from bolt center:
I could have got it on in the down position only so I had to make room for it to swivel so I spend another 22 bucks on a factory refurbed side-grinder and a small wheel and got after it.
I fitted it up this morning and it's all good.
I left all my stock parts alone, and only took grinder and dremel to the used stand I bought. I do think I will raise the front end about a quarter-inch as it just feels a little
So, I am happy! Decent lean when on the stand now...
Easier to move around for a short old phart like me.
Next, I'd like to know about the Madstadt shield on a '15 V LOL
I'm thinking going for the 20 In. version....