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hatrack

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on: December 07, 2020, 05:27:39 pm
i see that the new models have a shortened kickstand.  how much should I cut off mine? parking is hard because the bike sits too upright


zimmemr

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Reply #1 on: December 07, 2020, 05:53:32 pm
i see that the new models have a shortened kickstand.  how much should I cut off mine? parking is hard because the bike sits too upright

The shortened ones I see for sale are cut down by 3/8 of an inch. I use the center stand on pavement, and stomp a depression into the dirt off-road, but yeah they are a bit long.


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Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 09:40:34 am
10mm is all you need to take off, it makes a heck of a difference. Put a larger foot on it while you're at it.
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Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 01:07:40 pm
i see that the new models have a shortened kickstand.  how much should I cut off mine? parking is hard because the bike sits too upright
Dont cut the sidestand,  if you are not a cross pilot and use the Himalayan without abuse you can down the fork, 1ct. 


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Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 05:10:46 pm
Ho dear time to get the cut off saw out and welder, then a trip to powder coater.


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Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 06:21:07 am
Ho dear time to get the cut off saw out and welder, then a trip to powder coater.
What's wrong with a can of spray paint? That way the paint can chip and the foot can rust and you'll have a REAL adventure bike  ;D
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Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 02:48:29 am
Ferrous oxide, that's the ticket - self renewing, blends in to natural surroundings, biodegradable!  ;D 

Oldphart - have you ever seen anyone going around sticking $100 bills on "pretty" motorcycles? I haven't either.

An old pal bead blasted his hardtail 1972 750 Honda chopper frame and clear coated it during a rebuild. After a few months it turned brown under the clear coat. It looked pretty cool on that old chopper, real "natural"... like it was being used regular.
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Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 12:13:25 pm
Ferrous oxide, that's the ticket - self renewing, blends in to natural surroundings, biodegradable!  ;D 

Oldphart - have you ever seen anyone going around sticking $100 bills on "pretty" motorcycles? I haven't either.

An old pal bead blasted his hardtail 1972 750 Honda chopper frame and clear coated it during a rebuild. After a few months it turned brown under the clear coat. It looked pretty cool on that old chopper, real "natural"... like it was being used regular.

For a time there was a trend in dirt track to leave the frames unpainted. Guys claimed it made it easier to spot cracks. A wipe down with WD-40 after the race and you were all done.


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Reply #8 on: March 29, 2021, 04:56:01 am
Here you go guys just  for $114 or $89 with core credit you can have a short sidestand.
https://www.rockymountainmotos.com/shop/himmashortstand
« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 05:02:24 am by Morgan60 »
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