twowheelsonly Posted May 23, 2010 Share Posted May 23, 2010 Hi I was leaving on my 7000 mile trip to Western Canada this morning, I decided to park about 75 miles down the road in a parking lot with slight falling surface,got off & over she fell on her left side.. Well kind fellow gave me a hand to get her up, checked the kickstand found that the bike want to pivot on the stand and the front tire wants to lift off the pavement.. I just lowered the bike 1" with Ohlins and had the kickstand cut 5/8" and a large 3/8 washer under the foot..so the kickstand is about 1/4" shorter than stock... I also noticed that the bike feels like it is suspended in air when parked on the stand.. doesn't seem to matter what the levelness of the road is.. I think this was the same as before the changes to the new shocks & modified kickstand.. The bike seems to be almost floating when you pull even slightly on the bars with a couple of fingers.. with the bike unloaded on level road I can actually pull on the middle and see the front tire lift off the road... Well I guess I got to take the Yammy Venture at least it feels like dead weight on the stand.. just hard to get it up and centered due to the added mass.. I did notice that the Factory and modified kickstand have a lot of space where the u channel of the stand has about 3/8" gap where the bolt secures the stand to the frame.. both kickstands were about the same gap so it isn't bent.. they look the same except for the modified foot Thoughts and help always appreciated.. I will check this hourly while I load the Venture maybe someone has had the same problem and a simple solution.. I really was looking forward to the BMR, I guess its Bummer right now!! Stewart twowheelsonly Note: I had about 100 pounds of weight on the back seat, saddle bags and trunk... well balanced and weight to the bottom of the seat and saddlebags, everything else is lightweight.. anyway I remember when I changed the shocks I got a kickstand and had it modified, it fits flush to the pavement.. Link to comment
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