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I purchased a flatfoot online yesterday to attach onto my kickstand to give the bike more stability, does anyone have one of these, I am worried about my bike just tipping over while on kickstand.
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Did you get form Speedy, Anyway flat foot is highly recommended for the V. Have got one fitted and good

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I have Speedy's Flatfoot and love it! http://motowerk.com/Versys.aspx
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I have one...best farkle I have bought for the V so far. I feel so much more confident with the flatfoot on. I made one small mode to my bike to accommodate it. I noticed when I put the stand up it would breifly hit the swing arm and it was actually scratching the pain there. So I put a piece of fuel tubing on there and glued it with clear silicone....no more banging the swing arm.

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What's it look like with the kick stand up in the riding position? I want one but don't want some silly looking thing sticking out there when I'm riding.
Picture please with the kick stand up.

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In the past, I used a sink-no-bob, since I had it from my KLR and it easily attached to the kickstand. It worked fine, but made the bike a bit more vertical on the sidestand, which made me a little uneasy in some circumtances.

I had another order to Speedy, so I also ordered his flatfoot. It works well, and it not nearly as thick, so the bike is closer to it's original stance on the stand.

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What's it look like with the kick stand up in the riding position? I want one but don't want some silly looking thing sticking out there when I'm riding.
Picture please with the kick stand up. Donn
Benefits far outweigh any "looks" issues. I am the same way.



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+3, I have the standard flatfoot.
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What's it look like with the kick stand up in the riding position? I want one but don't want some silly looking thing sticking out there when I'm riding.
Picture please with the kick stand up.

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When you drop your bike that will more silly then the flatfoot silly look. Sorry , but that's the fact, get one and you wont even know its there.

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If on a budget, cut a identical shape piece of metal and weld it on.
Important to remove the battery if intend the weld it without removing the kick stand.
How I know, well I did it before for my BM.

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I have one...best farkle I have bought for the V so far. I feel so much more confident with the flatfoot on. I made one small mode to my bike to accommodate it. I noticed when I put the stand up it would breifly hit the swing arm and it was actually scratching the pain there. So I put a piece of fuel tubing on there and glued it with clear silicone....no more banging the swing arm.

Did you install the flatfoot correctly? It should not come into contact with the swing arm.

+1 on the motowerk flatfoot.



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Yup that's how it is on my bike...it only hits when you swing it up then settles just off the swing arm....

I have on older design or it wasn't made for my bike because it looks different than yours



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+1 on the flatfoot. It's nice knowing that your bike won't sink in gravel / soft pavement and I think it looks cool. I don't even notice it on the bike ( mine doesn't hit anything ) and make the bike much more solid on the sidestand. As far as looks, it looks fine to me when I am riding

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offcamber I can see why it hits now. Your flat foot looks like the motowerk design but the shape is different. Did you buy it used? I got my flat foot almost 2 years ago and it looks like the shape hasn't changed since then.


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Yup that's how it is on my bike...it only hits when you swing it up then settles just off the swing arm....

I have on older design or it wasn't made for my bike because it looks different than yours


It will knock the swing arm if your dont cut following speedy recommended length. See the first two images and you will notice that they are cut about an inch and the last one is cut too short and that why its hitting the swing arm.

correct me if I am wrong.

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Fastoman your flat foot is intended for use with the lowering kit. Once the V is lowered you need to shorten the kickstand for stability. For those of us with out the lowering kit there is a no-cut option the just bolts on over the foot of the stock kickstand. offcamber's flat foot looks very similar to the one I have but the shape of the foot is different. Notice how my flat foot is shaped like the tip of an arrow.



offcamber's is shaped like well, like this.



I think his flat foot touches the swing arm simply because it is larger.


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Yes sir, you are right there.
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