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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2018, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Kickstand for Lowering

I apologize for reposting this question, but I can't find answers I am comfortable with.
I am lowering my new to me 2012 Versys 650 with the Motwerk block.
The Motowerk Flatfoot kit adds a lot of cost at $60 and I don't want to cut off the stock kickstand in case I ever sell it to a taller person.
I have heard a Ninja 650 kickstands will work with little or no modification and they only cost about $20 on Ebay.
Is there a particular year Ninja kickstand to buy?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2018, 07:19 PM
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I lowered my V1. I got the complete Motorwerk package. Their kick stand kit is worth the extra money. It also provides an extra large foot which you will appreciate when you park on soft soil. Enjoy your bike, let future new, "taller" owner worry about finding a stock kick stand. I seriously doubt a short kick stand for a lowered bike will queer the deal.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2018, 01:29 PM
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I just installed a ninja 650 kickstand on my lowered 09 versys and for 22.00 shipped, it's an easy decision.
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I used a ninga 650 stand on my 2013, gen 2 versys. Bolted right on. Use one of the online parts sites to see if the stand year you are looking at on ebay is the same pn as the ninga stand for the year of your versys.
I think the gen 3 versys uses a different stand than the gen 1 and 2. I didn't lookup if the ninga stands changed also. (Bolt size different)
I kept the original stand for if I ever sold the bike also.

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i have speedy's motowerk lowering kit with the big foot stand pad. i have a 30 inch inseam and it was a great mod. the fact is, if you lower the rear/displace shock, you'll have to lower the forks and cut/modify the side stand. I've never regretted the mod. and you'll have even a bigger market for inseam compromised individuals. btw, i kept the old cut off piece of stand in case someone wanted to raise the bike and weld it back on. but 10 years later, i still have no intention of getting rid of my 2008 V.
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i have speedy's motowerk lowering kit with the big foot stand pad. i have a 30 inch inseam and it was a great mod. the fact is, if you lower the rear/displace shock, you'll have to lower the forks and cut/modify the side stand. I've never regretted the mod. and you'll have even a bigger market for inseam compromised individuals. btw, i kept the old cut off piece of stand in case someone wanted to raise the bike and weld it back on. but 10 years later, i still have no intention of getting rid of my 2008 V.

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i have speedy's motowerk lowering kit with the big foot stand pad. i have a 30 inch inseam and it was a great mod. the fact is, if you lower the rear/displace shock, you'll have to lower the forks and cut/modify the side stand. I've never regretted the mod. and you'll have even a bigger market for inseam compromised individuals. btw, i kept the old cut off piece of stand in case someone wanted to raise the bike and weld it back on. but 10 years later, i still have no intention of getting rid of my 2008 V.
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My story as well - and I didn't even have to type it!
MY 2008 is NOT lowered, and I have NO intention of getting rid of it (now w/ 79,049 miles!).

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