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Old 01-14-2015, 06:49 AM   #1
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V-Strom side stand arc

I just picked up a 2002 DL1000 and I noticed that the side stand when down doesn't swing forward very far into the down position. Feels like the bike would easily fall off the stand if bumped.

Anybody grind a little off the stops or stand arm to let the stand swing forward a couple more degrees so it's in a solid down position? From what I see it wouldn't have any effect on the side stand sensor.

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Old 01-14-2015, 07:02 AM   #2
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I remember reading on stromtrooper that a few people did that.
My side stand already went a few degrees past straight and i haven,t had that problem.
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:58 AM   #3
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The sidestand arc is the same on all Suzuki's and can be a problem if you don't pay attention. Very simple fix you already know about.
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:45 AM   #4
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I have a habit of leaving my motorcycles in gear when parked on the side stand. It helps to prevent problems.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:55 AM   #5
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the problem with "fixing" the arc is that you increase the lean angle which is already ridiculous on the V.

mind that you park facing uphill and you'll be fine.
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