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Old 06-22-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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Question Brown kickstand... for short peeple?


Finally got my 84 r100rt all together and runnin..took it down the driveway and fell down...not hard, just couldn't put my feet on the ground firmly, and once it started to lean, there was no way my scrawney little 130 lb body could hold it up....
So....
What to do ....
2 bikes ago I had a 65 Sportster 18over springer, hard tail....
hard tail wasn't abhorrent to me ... just hadn't thought about it....

So... my rt is now a hardtail....
1 problem... when I park it, it sits almost vertical (cuz the rear is 3 1/2 " lower) Im afraid some little kid is gonna touch it and it will fall over(on the right side)...
can the Brown stand "ädjust" this lack of lean?... ANYBODY
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:35 PM   #2
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Wow you have a R100 hardtail??

Do you have a pic? I for one would love to see it.

Seems you might have to chop an inch or so off the sidestand.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:50 PM   #3
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Bend the stand till it has the lean you want. May need heat.

Because roadways are canted it may work if you park facing the opposite way to traffic. That works for me sometimes. But some cops will give a ticket for that one so can't use it everywhere.

We have to see a pic of this bike. How was it hardened?
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:31 AM   #4
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Bending it will make it fold up to a different spot. I think the best bet is to shorten it. Have someone cut it and bend the end. Exactly how long to make it will be the challenge.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:54 AM   #5
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Most likely installed struts instead of shocks. But what a ride. I couldn't do it.
Not without a giant sprung seat and a fat radial 16" Harley tire. OK sorry to be negative.
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Old 06-23-2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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If'n were me I wouldn't bend it. I'd cut it and weld a foot plate on to it.
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