Originally Posted by mefadv
Simple fix is for a too long kickstand is to just grind 1/16" or 1/8" from the pivot stop point. This lets your kickstand swing a bit farther forward... Quick and easy ! ! !
Agree. I did that about 6 months ago. Its a quick and easy fix. However, the length of the kickstand's swing arc is still an issue as it will not clear the ground when the bike is at 90% to the ground. You have to lean the bike over to the right to get the kickstand to clear the ground as you swing it down or up. This is a pain on a loaded bike on a long day of riding when you are tired. Plus, its a hassle if you are parked on any kind of incline. Best fix is to just shorten the kickstand.
But, I agree, for a quick and simple compromise, you can grind off the KS stop.