Watch the bike does not blow over in windy weather if it is more upright than it should be. The bikes lean onto the stand for good reason.installed lowering links, now sits to straight on kickstand
tried to find an aftermarket "shorter" kickstand, and couldnt
any ideas ?
Hi Jason,... I had the same problem,and this is what I did, I removed the sidestand from the bike,I then cut the "pad" off of the stand with a cutoff wheel,then measured and cut off 1.5 inches from the stand shaft at the bottom ,I then reinstalled the stand back on the bike , with the help of an assistant,get him/her to hold the bike level whilst you place the pad on the ground,and slowly lower the bike (with the side stand down)onto the pad. Tack weld the pad to the shaft ( doing this will give you the perfect angle/fit). Then remove the stand and finish weld the pad to the stand shaft.Don`t forget to repaint the stand BEFORE you put it back on the bike This worked perfectly for me, good luck!!
Ed "FAST EDDIE" Smith.