Originally Posted by halmc
A worthwhile read for you, I think: http://ktmtalk.com//index.php?showtopic=470619&hl
I wrestled with the 350 watt starter on my friend's bike for a year, yada, yada, yada . . .
IMHO, KTM out of common decency, should have sent everyone with a magic button 300 a shiny new 410w starter. But then they should also send everyone with an orange bike a kick stand worthy of the name.
if you use that kickstand like its strong enough to lean on to kick the bike,it will break right then.
Its a 1 lb alu kickstand. It will ONLY hold the bike up,nothing else.
Ive had 0 of them break on KTM's since 1996,broke a bolt on one once.
You just dont stress them hard. I use a tree when possible.
If its a loaded for camping 530 a stronger kickstand is needed.