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Has anyone on here found a successful solution to a kickstand when lowering a Mv? I have a F3 and have lowered other bike before so I know what I'm getting into but on the other common tap bikes they have aftermarket adjustable kickstands. I deff do not want to cut or bend my stock one to keep the right bike angle after it is lowered.

My worst case option seems to be cutting and fasting and new plate at the bottom.
 

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It's not that high. I'm 5'6" and it's almost perfect. My friend who is 5' rode it and got used to it quite quickly.

If you definitley want to lower it (properly) I think the only way to sort the kickstand will be a custom one.
 

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The previous owner of my bike was apparently a shorter person. So, my bike was lowered in the triple clamp and had lowering link in the back. I never saw my bike in that condition other than the triple clamp was still lowered. I do know my bike came out of North Carolina's MV dealer in the US. They might know what was done with the kickstand? Can contact them by phone if you are in the US.. or email if you are from elsewhere. I have an F3 800
 

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I’ll check the South Carolina dealer. I’m in North Carolina and i know there is only one in the state here. I figured i may do some custom work, the aftermarket is limited for the Mv’s
 

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My partner rides my F3 800 and she's 5ft 4, she can flat foot it and loves it :p I imagine you must be real little for this one!

I'm sure I've seen something in the past of cutting, shortening, welding and smoothing the stand so it looks OEM but shorter, however by the time you've done this much work it may be best going custom and not worrying about the welds half way down etc.
 

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I mispoke... it was North Carolina MV dealer. Close to the South Carolina border in Charlotte.

I’ll check the South Carolina dealer. I’m in North Carolina and i know there is only one in the state here. I figured i may do some custom work, the aftermarket is limited for the Mv’s
 

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Nothing wrong with cut then weld a new foot on...

you don't sit on the bike feet up while it's on the side stand do you?

Just get hold of a competent / specialist ally welder.

Get the length sorted so the bike doesn't lean over too far...

no problemo....


as for "it's not that high" etc...maybe not for you (the replying posters) but some of US do have bloody duck's legs.. ;)
 

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Thanks for the replies. I think I’ll go down the path of cut and weld.
I don’t race on the track except for weekend drag strip time to time. I’m actually 5’10 and on My old bikes i lowered slightly front and back and never noticed handling or ride issues. Its a lot easier trying to back the bike out of parking spaces and trying to look cool. I’ll post something later after i complete it, I’m currently working on a custom exhaust that will be a side exit
 
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