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Offline Skids

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SWAP - shortened side-stand for 2015+ for OEM
on: November 30, 2020, 08:19:30 AM
I have a shortened side-stand on my 2018 bike. The PO lowered the suspension by rotating the shock-arm plates and as I have just returned them to standard, the side-stand is now a little short leaning the bike at a precarious angle. You can see from the picture below that it is adjustable, so I'm going to see if it has enough adjustment to hold the bike at a decent angle, but if not, then I'd be looking to swap this side-stand for an OEM one from a 2015+ model. I anticipate this to be the case.

A slight issue for consideration is that I use my bike daily for my commute, so I'd need to get hold of the OEM one first, fit it and then post the shortened one.

First come, first served so register your interest here and I'll get back to you ASAP.

Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 08:45:05 AM by Skids
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Re: SWAP - shortened side-stand for 2015+ for OEM
Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 09:16:21 AM
Could you not use a longer threaded section to extend the stand?

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Re: SWAP - shortened side-stand for 2015+ for OEM
Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 09:33:42 AM
*Originally Posted by stubax [+]
Could you not use a longer threaded section to extend the stand?

I recall seeing a few on here wanting a shorter stand because they've lowered the suspension - swapping for their OEM would be the best option imo.

There may well be enough thread to securely hold the bike, but if not, I'm not sure I want to try to release the bottom stand from the the thread; it looks likely to be glued or worse, jammed on. I'm not sure if it's homemade or an aftermarket product.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: SWAP - shortened side-stand for 2015+ for OEM
Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 06:26:05 PM
I've turned the base out another 4 turns on the screw and whilst it's obviously better, I'd still prefer an OEM side stand. I turned it out 8 turns in total but I could feel it was about to come out so turned it back for security.

So, if anyone has lowered their suspension, or wants to (it's really easy) and needs a lower sidestand, let me know and we can organise a swap.
Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 06:33:13 PM by Skids
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08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: SWAP - shortened side-stand for 2015+ for OEM
Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 09:56:22 AM
Bump!
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles