Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Kickstand angle

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Kickstand angle

    Hey guy!

    I really hate it how much my bike leans down to the left while on the kick stand.
    And i don´t wanna go center stand since i don´t run air ride.
    Had a look where the stand is attached to the frame, and there is nooo way that you will bend that thing down to make the bike stand more up right.

    Anyone else got a "problem" with this? Mounted kickstand from other bike maybe? What model?
    I mean the Harry D´s is not even close the my angle, but they have theris stands attached in a completley different way..

    This picture don´t make it fair, but i guess you can get a hint of what i mean.
    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8879.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	534.8 KB
ID:	146927

    Peace out

  • #2
    I only had that problem when I went to a 21" wheel up front. The brick helped for the photo shoot lol. You could cut and weld or screw a block under the foot.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVeV8TbC9a4 Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_2011_zpsakbd888v.jpg Views:	1 Size:	285.8 KB ID:	146930
    Attached Files

    Comment


    • MikeyC
      MikeyC commented
      Editing a comment
      That would be my suggestion. Put something permanent under the kick stand. I like that lean angle after watching the occasional harley fall over

    • ElVispo
      ElVispo commented
      Editing a comment
      Well, cut and weld, yes.. But it´s chrome..?
      I was thinking about making like a spacer and attach between the kickstand and the "bracket" if you get me? English wasn´t my top subject in school

  • #3
    turn your handle bars to the right, it will stand the bike up more. it's also easier to get on the bike.

    Comment


    • Mr. Miyagi
      Mr. Miyagi commented
      Editing a comment
      It''s not exactly the same thing but I turn my bars to the right because it is my left knee that was rebuilt and the bike is way easier to get off of the kickstand. I generally put my left hand under the edge of the tank and lean to the right. It's a good idea to be wearing a glove on your left hand if the engine is hot, ask me how I know. I also look at the lay of the land and try to not only point the front uphill but also a little high on the left or closer to level, I don't care so much which way the parking lines are running, the bike can be a little diagonal in the space.

    • MikeyC
      MikeyC commented
      Editing a comment
      I mount the bike from the right side ever since my accident as I couldn’t put weight on my left foot. So now i lean forward and grab my highway bar and swing my left foot over the bike handlebars turned to the left

    • ElVispo
      ElVispo commented
      Editing a comment
      Nope, handle bar goes to the left, it´s all about the looks

  • #4
    You’re a DIY kinda guy..make or buy a kickstand extension..bolt it to the foot of the stand..you’d only need a little to raise it up.. that HD is almost vertical ..I’d be afraid one little nudge and over it goes.



    Click image for larger version  Name:	D8113E90-A850-42C1-BE8A-8E6947261790.jpg Views:	6 Size:	47.1 KB ID:	146935



    Click image for larger version  Name:	ADE3B0D4-1732-4C3E-90CB-D82B5CCDA4BA.jpg Views:	5 Size:	24.3 KB ID:	146936

    Click image for larger version

Name:	CB9080C7-4EA8-433A-8A64-FC9D3C3A3644.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	15.8 KB
ID:	146943
    2009 Roady
    2009 Stratoliner S

    Comment


    • ElVispo
      ElVispo commented
      Editing a comment
      Yeah, when i park it in my garage i have a piece of wood like 3-4 inches high that i place underr the stand, that makes it lean the way i want lol..
      i dont it would look so nice with something that size permanently mounted

  • #5
    Never thought much about it but I'm fine with the lean angle myself. I automatically turn the bars to the right when parking. Maybe it's just the photo, but I agree with KFallsRider that the primer bike looks way too upright.

    Comment


    • Brad_G
      Brad_G commented
      Editing a comment
      I have a rough sawed 2x4 I put under the stand when I'm rolling the jack under the bike. It feels funny when I do as it's so upright. Makes me think it could go over the other way without much effort.

    • ElVispo
      ElVispo commented
      Editing a comment
      ohno, handlebars goes to the left!
      Yeah, the fatboy is very upright, and it looks really good, don´t understand why you guys here think it would fall over because of some wind? Our bikes are heavy as fuck, and even when i have my 3-4" thick piece of wood under my stand it would take ALOT to make it fall over..

  • #6
    I have a 50mm block of wood that I use at home, at work I have a solid rubber block under the stand

    Comment


    • #7
      First world problem for sure!

      Comment


      • MikeyC
        MikeyC commented
        Editing a comment
        Lol. No doubt. I’m almost em-bare-assed now

      • ElVispo
        ElVispo commented
        Editing a comment
        Well, when you ride true duals and a low rear end, it is a problem clever guy...

    • #8
      I kinda like the way it leans. If I ever have to leave it in the emergency lane at least it won't get blown over by passing semi's........LOL
      not all those who wander are lost......

      Comment


      • ElVispo
        ElVispo commented
        Editing a comment
        I like it to, for some bikes, it depend on the style.. But mine´s a lowrider with true duals and stretched rear fender ( ass dragger ) so in this case, it looks very.. asymmetrical
        AND it´s very easy to hit that sharp [email protected]*#king exhaust tip with ypur leg lol

    • #9
      just make sure no helicopters land too close, like at a hospital.

      Comment


      • #10
        Originally posted by brianmac View Post
        just make sure no helicopters land too close, like at a hospital.
        Lol, i live in Sweden, i have barely seen a helicopter that close

        Comment

        Latest Posts

        Collapse

        Topics Statistics Last Post
        Started by JHouse, 5 days ago
        17 responses
        236 views
        0 likes
        Last Post dbtk44
        by dbtk44
         
        Started by Rooster85, 2 weeks ago
        11 responses
        217 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Rooster85  
        Started by Father Pobasturd, 2 days ago
        12 responses
        203 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Mr. Miyagi  
        Started by MurrayGrande, 1 day ago
        1 response
        31 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Father Pobasturd  
        Started by scotcher65, 6 days ago
        8 responses
        217 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Father Pobasturd  
        Started by 129drifter, 1 day ago
        5 responses
        70 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Chooch
        by Chooch
         
        Started by Twinkles, 5 days ago
        17 responses
        108 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Chromepony  
        Started by Tcontrol, 1 week ago
        15 responses
        199 views
        1 like
        Last Post D-Fresh
        by D-Fresh
         
        Started by Shores, 1 week ago
        16 responses
        372 views
        1 like
        Last Post D-Fresh
        by D-Fresh
         
        Started by JHouse, 5 days ago
        11 responses
        170 views
        0 likes
        Last Post EasyTargetRN  
        Started by Piccol79, 3 days ago
        11 responses
        111 views
        0 likes
        Last Post KFallsRider  
        Started by Ypsilonn, 02-24-2018, 01:22 AM
        110 responses
        5,269 views
        3 likes
        Last Post Lug Nut
        by Lug Nut
         
        Started by Lug Nut, 3 days ago
        6 responses
        111 views
        0 likes
        Last Post roadiemort  
        Started by NCB, 6 days ago
        22 responses
        287 views
        1 like
        Last Post Shotround  
        Started by Tcontrol, 4 days ago
        1 response
        100 views
        0 likes
        Last Post Father Pobasturd  
        Started by Phil L, 4 days ago
        3 responses
        55 views
        0 likes
        Last Post davej
        by davej
         
        Started by K9blueman, 1 week ago
        13 responses
        197 views
        0 likes
        Last Post K9blueman  
        Started by AR. Hillbilly, 12-16-2021, 06:25 PM
        68 responses
        871 views
        0 likes
        Last Post jd750ace  
        Started by AAca57, 2 weeks ago
        18 responses
        299 views
        0 likes
        Last Post jd750ace  
        Started by FoggiestIdea, 2 weeks ago
        10 responses
        206 views
        0 likes
        Last Post davej
        by davej
         
        Working...
        X