cutting a stock kickstand
Posted October 26, 2005 - 07:25 AM
How do I figure out how much the stock kickstand needs to be shortened? Seems like some advance rocket science math to me
Posted October 26, 2005 - 08:31 AM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 10:46 AM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 01:17 PM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 01:45 PM
Works great. I can take a picture if anyone is interested.
I would like a pic -- to show the mechanic when he lowers mine.
Sounds like interesting idea, an adjustable stand.
Posted October 27, 2005 - 01:18 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 02:19 PM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 07:29 PM
Another method since one owner may not be lowering the bike as much as another.
Push your bike up onto a couple of short stacks of plywood or chipboard make from some spare 3/8 to 1/2 inch offcuts so the wheels are up but the kickstand is on the floor. Adjust the layers of the stacks evenly until the bike leans as much as you wish. Now measure up the leg of the stand as much as the shim stacks under the wheels are and mark with something. Cut shorter by the thickness of the metal pad to allow for the pad thickness and have buddy weld away.
Posted November 05, 2005 - 11:17 PM