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DIY sidestand foot enlarger

Had this impulse the other day. About 10 $ of:
2 strong hinges
4 wellnut
4 bolts
4 lock washers

Some sawing, filing, drilling later, here is the result.
I'm afraid it will rust, eh... I'l make another with reall galvanize hinges if so.

Also, that it may slide off (unless I really tighten hard each corner so that it bends a little arount the foot)






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nice i just use a junction box panel my self
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Wow. That's one way to do it... I just welded some leftover stainless steel plate underneath sidestand foot to add some height to it as well.

Door hinges are also available in 304 grade stainless steel.

https://www.hingeoutlet.com/collecti...products/34324
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I bought one of these off Ebay for $10US delivered to my door....

Side Stand Kickstand Support Plate Foot Pads for 2010 15 Kawasaki Versys 650 Bs1 | eBay

Also got shorty levers which work GREAT on my '15 (about $10 also).

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I bought one of these off Ebay for $10US delivered to my door....
Side Stand Kickstand Support Plate Foot Pads for 2010 15 Kawasaki Versys 650 Bs1 | eBay
too small.

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Door hinges are also available in 304 grade stainless steel.
too narrow.

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nice i just use a junction box panel my self
too fussy.
I have one plate they gave for free at a bike show. Add a cord (or one of those disk lock coils) to it though, to simplify picking it up while sitting and holding the bike upright, sneak in tank or tail bag. I did that 3 times and it triggered the present impulse...LOL
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too fussy.
I have one plate they gave for free at a bike show. Add a cord (or one of those disk lock coils) to it though, to simplify picking it up while sitting and holding the bike upright, sneak in tank or tail bag. I did that 3 times and it triggered the present impulse...LOL
i have a cord on mine tho most the time i dont find it that hard to just bend over and pick it up

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i have a cord on mine tho most the time i dont find it that hard to just bend over and pick it up
I don't bend that far while sitting on it... bad back and belly!
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too narrow.
Take your pic: https://www.hingeoutlet.com/collecti...s-steel-hinges
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yes, I already saw and they are too narrow.
All of them are about 1.75 inch wide which is not useful to wrap around the foot.
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Had this impulse the other day. About 10 $ of:
2 strong hinges
4 wellnut
4 bolts
4 lock washers

Some sawing, filing, drilling later, here is the result.
I'm afraid it will rust, eh... I'l make another with reall galvanize hinges if so.

Also, that it may slide off (unless I really tighten hard each corner so that it bends a little arount the foot)






Isn't that on the heavy side ?
If you go over a bump, doesn't it triggers the kill switch of the engine by the kickstand ???

Otherwise, it's nice !


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Sure beats the old stand by....
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Isn't that on the heavy side ?
If you go over a bump, doesn't it triggers the kill switch of the engine by the kickstand ???
Otherwise, it's nice !
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Thanks!

Yes it's heavy. Aside from a stronger spring, I might drill and cripple the plates to shed some weight. This is just revision 1. I took what showed up under my hand.

I definitely don't like the scraping the bolts are causing... I hope to find some scrap thick alu piece. Or just alumi-weld something together! It's fun!
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new revision (from 2 abs pipe caps):


used it this weekend. held up, light, solid for now. Might wear though, but so cheap to replace!

And I would consider a kitchen cutting board for next time... (could probably make 11 out of 1 board! only the bottom side need replacement if wearing).

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used it this weekend. held up, light, solid for now. Might wear though, but so cheap to replace!

And I would consider a kitchen cutting board for next time... (could probably make 11 out of 1 board! only the bottom side need replacement if wearing).
Neat !
Much better than the rev 1 ...

How about a hockey puck ?
Maybe two, one under the other over, like a puck sandwich ...

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Phil - I KNOW you "frenchies" eat some WEIRD stuff, but a 'puck sandwich'... REALLY...?



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I bought one of these off Ebay for $10US delivered to my door....

Side Stand Kickstand Support Plate Foot Pads for 2010 15 Kawasaki Versys 650 Bs1 | eBay

Also got shorty levers which work GREAT on my '15 (about $10 also).
Arrived in the mail today. Seems to fit okey. Raised the V up slightly. Used Loctite thread lock. Not heavy. Will see whats happens..

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How about a hockey puck ?
Maybe two, one under the other over, like a puck sandwich ...

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Like this? ... did it in 2007.
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I trimmed my stand down 1/8", removed the kick bar, removed the safety switch activator and welded a 2x4" steel plate on the bottom. The plate has over twice the square area of the original and doubles as the kick bar. I do this on most of my bikes, adjusting height as needed also. Costs $0-$3. I just need to change the spring, I haven't gotten around to it yet. I just finished the Versys's stand today otherwise.



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Costs $0-$3.
plus the 300$ welding machine, that is assuming no welding errors that could cost you a sidestand.

anyway I don't like these sharp/pointy edges, nor permanent mods. affects negatively the bike's value.
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plus the 300$ welding machine, that is assuming no welding errors that could cost you a sidestand.

anyway I don't like these sharp/pointy edges, nor permanent mods. affects negatively the bike's value.
I don't weld myself. I had someone else do it, took less than two minutes and chatted a while about bikes. Mine is permanent, safer, looks better and not jury rigged. A kickstand can be replaced cheaply if needed, even under $10, probably about what you spent on supplies. The corners don't have to be sharp edges, you can shape them however you like. Here is my Ninja's, I had to shape around the chain.



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