ALTrider side stand foot

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by KTMSAM, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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  2. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    No clue

    YES! I normally find a rock cause I'm cheap, and if no rock a tree. No tree or rock, sometimes it falls over :)
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  3. vonotto

    vonotto Been here awhile

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    I have one, works well but its heavy. I have had the bike stall due to the the side stand swinging down{riding hard trails}.

    I put a heaver side stand spring on, now all i well. Good heavy duty product.
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  4. geometrician

    geometrician let's keep going...

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    I use a smashed beer can... of course you have to empty it first, but that's why you stopped, right? :freaky

    after having a few different multi-piece "sidestand foot"s fail on me & customers (bend & wear, rattle annoyingly, fall off completely) I've taken to welding a simple steel plate to the end. It's some of the easiest welding around, a cheap-o $99 Horrible Fright MIG wire-fed box will do the job if a guy at the local muffler shop won't do it. Cut a 3" or less circle (or whatever shape) and simply park the bike with the peg on top of the plate & weld, hit it with some black spray paint & you're good for the life of the bike! All the aluminum ones I've seen (streetbikes too) eventually become loose from bending/wear- just too thin for long life of uneven loads- perhaps this one being stainless will be better, but I am still leary of the multi-piece design if you actually ride off-road.

    while you're at it consider relocating the stand from the engine case if you haven't already. I chose the PABiker/CJDesigns route which moves it behind the footpeg and totally off/away from the engine. The reinforcement-type brackets are still down there at the case, and while some don't use the existing case mount holes some versions do. While it might be an improvement over stock I want nuclear-proof protection on any bike I ride. I have NEVER had a problem with my relocated stand being in the way or hard to use and FWIW I think it looks better tucked up away from the ground
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  5. KTMSAM

    KTMSAM Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info guys, I think saving $50 and welding a plate to the bottom is a better way to go, I wouldn't be happy to travel 200 miles and then find out that it fell off....



    This is on my next order of business for sure. I have been reading a lot on here lately and came across some horror stories :eek1
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  6. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Go look through the Freeze-plugs at the local auto parts store for a variety of nice stamped steel choices to weld on the end. :evil
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  7. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    How'bout just using a big washer?
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  8. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    yep, 1" HD flat washer works great, cheap.
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  9. WeRide

    WeRide Adventurer

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    Just installed the AltRider foot on our 2013 Tenere. It's a bit more expensive than the beer can, but it's a nice looking product. Maybe I'll try the beer can on the Wee???? :evil
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  10. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    With adjustable length too:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618247

    I found the bigger foot which I attached first to work pretty poorly on hard surfaces. Too thick and tended to help the bike fall over to the right. The contact point for the 9x0 side stand foot is too close to the bike, so a change in elevation of the surface (even adding a 1/4" thick alloy plate to the bottom of the foot) makes a bigger difference to the angle of the bike. With the change in angle only one edge of the bigger foot would be in contact with a hard surface sometimes. Loaded up on a trip one time (rear spring compressed with the extra weight) I stopped to gas up and couldn't put the KaTuM on the sidestand at all. Had to straddle the bike to put gas in it. Thats the reason for my elaborate stand and why it has a tilting foot.
    I know this is a partial hijack...the OP was only interested in a bigger foot, but adding a foot can exacerbate the sidestand length problem that some, not all, 9x0s have. YMMV.
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