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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Kickstand problem...

I lowerd my VN750 with a Progressive 412 series and i also had a lowering kit installed in the front forks which dropped it 2 inches . I love how its looks and how it rides. But i have a huge problem. Since i lowered the bike, it stands straight up with the kickstand down. So what im trying to find out is how to correct this. I was thinking about cutting a piece out and re-welding it, or just heating it up and bending it. What did you guys do that lowered you bikes.


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Cutting and welding is not a bad Idea.
You can just move the foot up and not cut it in the middle.

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Also, if you haven't already figured this out, the centerstand is now lower too. Very hard to deploy if you are a weakling like me. Just back your rear tire onto a 1" or 2" board, then proceed as normal.
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The Cut & Weld like Chad describes sounds like the best bet.


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Cut and weld.
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On mine I groung down the bottom of the foot on the kick stand,tapered it more.and then on the front side of the stand I ground down the area were it comes in contact with the stop on the frame mount.Worked great.I have seen others that have cut and welded theres,The usually take out 3/4 of an inch when the do it.

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Thanks guys, i think i will try and get it welded

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