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Old 03-13-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Shortening kickstand

My used R6 was already lowered when I got it... I like the look of it and plan on leaving it as it is... My only concern is that the kickstand was not shortened. When the motorcycle is parked, it seems stable. However, I'm just a little concerned about it regardless... :/: Right now, its almost vertical with hardly any "lean" when parked...

My question to all the experts in this forum is whether I should consider "shortening" the kickstand? If so, what is the best way to do it? I certainly don't have the tools to do metal-work. So if somebody knows of a good place around town (preferably SW side) as well as the cost that I can expect to get this done...that would be greatly appreciated!
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find anybody with a torch.....heat the kickstand and let the weight of the bike bend the kickstand. when it's at a desired angle, use old engine oil or somethin and cool down the kickstand.
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find anybody with a torch.....heat the kickstand and let the weight of the bike bend the kickstand. when it's at a desired angle, use old engine oil or somethin and cool down the kickstand.
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we can fix this for you, couple of questions, is it aluminum or steel?
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we can fix this for you, couple of questions, is it aluminum or steel?
good question! good thing you pointed that out in case someone didn't know....the r6 kickstand is steel though

give Ellis Performance a call, they can do it for you.
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:51 AM   #6
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Its an '05 Yamaha R6... I think its steel but I'm not sure. I'm at work... but I can certainly check when I get home...

I could always make a trip to Ellis performance... good reason for a ride out there...

But I don't know if I can make it this weekend... and I really don't want to go another week without getting this done... anybody know of a good place I can get this done in the sugarland area?
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06 r6 is aluminum. I have one that is shorten already. I'll trade you for your stock length.
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nvm, you have an 05.
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Its an '05 Yamaha R6... I think its steel but I'm not sure. I'm at work... but I can certainly check when I get home...

I could always make a trip to Ellis performance... good reason for a ride out there...

But I don't know if I can make it this weekend... and I really don't want to go another week without getting this done... anybody know of a good place I can get this done in the sugarland area?
are you going to james and T's wedding, if so maybe you could ride there and we could bring back to the shop for you?
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... that woulda been a good idea... unfortunately... 1) I don't know James and T.... n 2) I have another wedding to attend on saturday and an event at church on sunday that I completely forgot about... Which means... I have a little bit of time on either saturday in the morning or sunday in the evening...

If I can't find somebody that does this kinda stuff around town... looks like I'll be make a trip upto Tomball next weekend...
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Any place that can weld can fix it for you.
Take it off and figure out how much you need to cut off of it, typically 3/4" - 1".
Cut a section out of the kickstand close to the end and have the foot rewelded . (make sure to set it at the correct angle)
Most muffler shops can do it for you, as can any other place that welds.
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Old 03-13-2008, 10:32 AM   #13
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Stubbs would be perfect for me... I guess I could always check out Houston Motorsports (Yamaha) in Stafford as well... I wasn't sure if dealership shops would do this kinda thing...

Do you have an approx. idea as to much this should run? more like 50 bucks or 100 bucks?

Thanks for your advice Chris, Patrick and all the others... I can see why there is always a ton of people that hang out in this forum!!
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I'd think $20.00 to $25.00 most places.
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i know the perfect place to get this done at in sugar land. PM me your number and i'll hit you up.
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hey i can weld it for ya no problem, ill do it for like ten bucks i live on NW side of houston close to I 10 and hw6 832 661 2642 hit me up if you still need it done
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