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Rusty Shovel

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Sidestand Fix/Mod
« on: May 18, 2014, 11:40:06 am »
Hey all,

The 2014 690's sidestand is too tall.  Perhaps this is because KTM dropped the 690 an inch in 2012, but never bothered changing the sidestand?  In any event, I was wondering what others were doing to correct this.

If anyone has modified their sidestand, please chime in and show us a pic.  I want to do this in the coming weeks; I feel like she's gonna blow over.

SingleTrackMind, over at ADV, came up with this:



It'd be nice to have the sidestand be adjustable, but I wonder whether this is strong enough to use with a trail stand?



A terrific product, BTW.  You can find them here: http://www.endurostar.com
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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 03:37:15 pm »
I cut mine off 1" & brazed a LOD washer on.  I also got a KTM Hard Parts foot.
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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 03:05:25 pm »
Makes me damn mad,,, for what this bike cost,,, the kickstand is to F*nking long!!!!

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 02:37:14 pm »
I cut an inch off also, then welded a washer on, also welded a u bolt to the kick stand as a kicking aid. I like the threaded bolt idea tho!

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2014, 06:42:34 am »
I contacted KTM North America and emailed them pics....

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 12:50:10 pm »
I agree that it's too long especially if you get the suspension dialed in with proper springs as I did.  I think and friend and I cut off about 2 inches and welded on a slightly larger diameter foot.  When the bike is unladen it's nearly as vertical as stock.  However when I sit on the bike the suspension compresses about 70mm.  On flat hard surfaces it's easy to lift up with boot by leaning right a bit.  On soft or uneven surfaces it's still sometimes difficult to kick up.  A couple of times I've had to get off the bike, kick it up, put left foot on the peg and motor away while swinging my right leg over the seat.  In my next life I'm going to lobby for tall parents. ;D

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 11:02:43 pm »
I cajoled a welder into helping me out with my too-tall-sidestand.



He did a great job.  I had him weld on a larger foot so I wouldn't sink in sand.  The bike leans more comfortably to the side now.  It'd take a hurricane to knock it over!  ;D

FYI: see how little I cut off?  Don't get too excited and shorten the stand much more than an inch...or you may find your bike falling the OTHER direction.  I'll post a comparison shot of the old lean angle vs. the new (coming soon.)

I've since painted it with rustoleum...it looks great.
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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2014, 09:32:10 am »
I took about 2 inches off of mine.  One inch might just do it for those lucky enough to have  32+ inseams.  Mine is about 2 inches since I lowered the bike 1 inch.  A tab to hook the boot on would be great though as I find the stand a bit close to the chassis when deployed and hard to get purchase with my boots.

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2014, 01:16:25 pm »
Huh. Now I gotta go get mine cut and welded. See what ya'll done! lol.  :P
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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 05:08:28 pm »
I'm going to cut mine down this week...nothing I like doing more than plasma cutting and a little welding.

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2014, 08:40:13 pm »
Kickstand mod today, shortened, large foot and added something to make it a little easier for my boot to grab. Clean up and paint tomorrow. I used the KTM tool kit to unbolt the stand.







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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 10:39:10 pm »
The finished product


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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 07:16:20 am »
That looks great.  How is the lean angle now?
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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2014, 07:41:59 pm »
I will get a couple of lean pictures and post showing the difference.

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Re: Sidestand Fix/Mod
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 05:21:46 pm »
Lean Angle Difference

Stock lean Angle


New Lean Angle