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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-25-2012, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Got the monotubes and 940s. Now I want a new kickstand!

Hey there,

Picked up my bike from Stone's today with the monotubes (2") and the 940's (1") and damn, what a nice ride. I can finally touch the ground with both feet!

Question I have now is, what are people putting on for kickstands? It feels like it could fall over given the right wind or right bump, not to mention if I don't pay super close attention to when I am putting it down.

Probably need an inch or two longer one? I want that stock feeling back.
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Performance machine and Arlen ness make nice lowered kickstands.
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Cool thank you
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Here's my method.
Take a look at your kickstand bracket, 3 bolts attach it to the frame. Remove the bottom bolt, loosen the upper ones. Find yourself some flat washers or a spacer to fit behind the bracket at the lower bolt hole. I used 3 "AN" style flat washers approx .060"(.180" or approx 3/16" total) thick behind the bracket at the lower hole, this angles the bracket slightly, which raises the outer end of the kickstand. I think mine came up about 1" with the 3 washers.

Be aware that this method will also slightly change the angle of your floorboard, take a look at the rear board bracket and you can that filing the stop under the floorboard slightly will bring it back down level again.

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Had a buddy do the 940's and 2" monotubes drop in front as well and had the same problem. He bought a new 1" drop kickstand but it didn't work well either (not enough of a lean).

He ended gettting this...2" lowered kickstand:

(http://www.pingelonline.com/harley_davidson_acc.htm)

It worked...not cheap but neither is a Harely on it's side!
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yeah, that's the one

too bad you can't have a pretty version, like the mid 90's.

find a old DWG and swap the guy for a pack of crackers, plus cash.

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I bought the Arlen Ness 1" lower, for my RGC with 2" drop. I have not seen the Pingle 2" until now. I think the 2" would be better.The 1" is better than stock but i think the extra inch would be perfect.

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Harlry makes a Jiffy Stand bracket that is designed for bikes that have been lowered. I actually have one that I'd like to sell if any one is interested.

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Buy a kickstand wedge and install it behind the kickstand, this will change the angle and allow the bike to lean more....cheap and effective...
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not sure which method was employed exactly, but had my last bikes kickstand mounts modified after installing new front springs.

this would be a good part np. to store for future reference, if anyone know what it is off hand.

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