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    I shortened my kickstand

    I lowered my bike, then needed to adapt the kickstand. I cut the stand off where the original tang for your foot was located, welded on a #8 hardness 3/8" nut, welded the base from the kickstand to a 3/8" #8 harness bolt, then welded back on the tang which now is in front of the foot peg instead of behind it. Works great, adjustable length, and can pivot the bike or lift the rear or front end with all the weight on the kickstand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toller View Post
    I lowered my bike, then needed to adapt the kickstand. I cut the stand off where the original tang for your foot was located, welded on a #8 hardness 3/8" nut, welded the base from the kickstand to a 3/8" #8 harness bolt, then welded back on the tang which now is in front of the foot peg instead of behind it. Works great, adjustable length, and can pivot the bike or lift the rear or front end with all the weight on the kickstand.

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    Congrats!

    Toller,

    How much lower did you "lower it" inquiring minds would like to know? They make Shocks to lower the bike by about an 1" and then by the time you dial in your sag, another 1/2 to 1 1/4"? lower......... Or did you really need to lower it???

    Would you be so kind to tell us by how many inches did you lower it? If it's too personal, we understand, and possibly some other members may be "vertically challenged" and need the same ......... inspiration?

    Thanks,

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    any pics of the whole bike? I love lowered 650s
    '06 650R Drag bars, Eliminator kit, stomp grips, Arrow black, & White Plasti dip 50/50 sharpie
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