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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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I saw a 2003 with 12,000 miles at a local shop yesterday. It appeared mostly stock, apart from pinstripes on the tank. Maybe a factory special? It also had a round brake reservoir instead of a square one.

My actual question was, when it was parked, it was REALLY leaned over! Did these come with shorter kickstands in later years?


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Here’s my 2005, my brake reservoir is round and my kickstand is stock. I don’t think it leans too much
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Before windshield and topbox
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round master cylinder is normal for later years

nope, no change on the factory supplied kickstand. maybe the kickstand was in a small depression? when I parked mine a couple times the stand hit a small (less than 1/2") depression, and it made a pretty big difference in lean. another cause could be wear at the top of the kick stand where it pivots

paint on tank did vary over the years, I want to say my 2005 had small pin stripe on the tank (it was just a decal to be honest, and it was factory applied)

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Hard to tell from the pic but I have red pinstripe on the tank as well
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Lean angle looks about the same has mine I would not worry about it and there seems to be a bit of camber on the road
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I like the look of those pipes, what make are they? The stock pipes look a little goofy to me
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The hole in the tab welded to the frame that he bolt for the kick stand goes through can wear with use, causing the stand to sit further out, thus making the bike lean more. I've see several bikes that this was the case. A few owners simply replaced the bolt with a bigger one.
It's a good idea to periodically examine the bolt and he welded ear for wear. You can tell the stand is getting loose by putting the bike on the center stand and seeing how much up and down play there is in the side stand we it's extended.

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I like the look of those pipes, what make are they? The stock pipes look a little goofy to me
They are vance+hines I think they are cruzes I really like them but they are loud
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They look great, but my extra funds are now going towards a stator replacement because mine died on the road yesterday.
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