The Trail Tech aluminum kick stand (PIC's).
Posted December 05, 2002 - 01:15 PM
This is what you get.
Stainless steel spring catch.
“ElCheapo/Plasteaco,” poor choice of material for the base.
Plated steel bracket, with excellent large, beefy, shoulder bolt.
Plated steel metric mounting screws.
Comes polished to perfection, bolted up perfectly.
Poor design...when the stand is folded, it crashes against the side panel.
Machine work was done to perfection. Great looks!
Posted December 05, 2002 - 01:18 PM
The hard part of the installation was the spring. I used a screw driver to pry and slide the spring on the stainless steel catch.
The WR kickstand look, but with less weight.
Posted December 05, 2002 - 01:56 PM
The stock steel kickstand weighs quite a bit. I can see why people take them off for good!
Posted December 05, 2002 - 03:48 PM
Posted December 05, 2002 - 05:28 PM
Posted December 05, 2002 - 05:59 PM
Posted December 05, 2002 - 09:55 PM
Man that drives me nuts w/ the stock wr stand.
Posted December 06, 2002 - 12:30 PM
Posted February 07, 2003 - 10:43 AM
Here are a few bits of info:
The stand is cold forged and the pivot is CrMo. Standing and kicking is no problem. As well, boot rubbing should not be an issue.
We modified the tooling to move the foot from the side cover. The current one hits on some bikes, not on others. If yours hits, call in and ask for a new pivot plate (free when they are done).
It would actually be much less expensive to make to foot from metal. The foot is plastic to keep it from getting sharp. A metal foot gets sharp from use on rocks/pavement. When sharp, the foot is an extremely hazard. Getting tangled with a sharp foot on a crash can lead to serious cuts (one of our riders got 18 stitches from a sharp kickstand foot).
The trail tech kickstand is 1 pound lighter than the stock WR stand.
Posted February 07, 2003 - 03:24 PM
The stand is no doubt built like a tank, my compliments on a fine product. Thank you for explaining about the plastic foot, there definitely would be a safety issue with a metal one.
I’m glad to hear about the re-tooled pivot plates. It’s not a real big issue, but it keeps picky people like me happy LOL.
Anyway nice job, and hope to see more aluminum products from you guys! Have you ever considered an aluminum WR/YZ frame?
Posted February 10, 2003 - 09:01 AM