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    I went for a nice ride with some friends in the canyons a few days ago. As I was taking a tight uphill left corner, I heard the sound of scraping metel. I got home and had a look at my bike and sure enough I scraped up the kickstand and my exhaust. I had the bike leaned over pretty good, but I'm thinking maybe my suspension is too soft or has this happened to anyone else?

  • #2
    Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

    No,I haven't.
    Sounds like the rear end might be a bit low-have you set your sag?
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    • #3
      Re: Ever drag your kickstand?



      Dragging hard parts is bad. Something is not right there.
      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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      • #4
        Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

        do it all the time.

        2 up with Reet on the back
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        It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
        But then I don't know all that much about TL's

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        • #5
          Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

          I had that problem on track and consequently removed the kickstand. Didn't help, I still dragged midpipes, so I raised the rear about 0.5 to 1cm. Didn't help for long, with a good rear tyre I managed to drag the shift arm, the footpeg and the midpipe I then went for shorter footpegs, but still managed to drag them.


          Note that I did NOT crash.

          But honestly on the road... it shouldn't happen! You should either drive more careful or raise the rear.

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          Last edited by rufer; 10-08-2010, 05:59 AM.
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          • #6
            Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

            You guys must be going very fast to lean the bike that far.

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            • #7
              Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

              Originally posted by Spyrious View Post
              You guys must be going very fast to lean the bike that far.
              Rufer probably is, but on the street it'll be something else - body position, suspension etc.

              Stu, a US stand

              http://wotid.com/pictures/thumbnails.php?album=45



              A photochop of the two on the bike: (I was after more ground clearance due to the M4 holding the stand down a touch).

              Last edited by Steve TLS; 10-08-2010, 06:44 AM.
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              • #8
                Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

                no I just lean over a long way.

                dont hang off at all.

                no chicken strips when I ride solo

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                It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
                But then I don't know all that much about TL's

                wwjd.......what would jimmy do.

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                • #9
                  Re: Ever drag your kickstand?

                  I think I will check the sag today. When I got the bike, I set the suspension to standard settings and it felt pretty good to me. But this last occurance I was wearing full leathers so the weight probably made a difference plus pushing it a little hard. Ha Rufer, now my exhaust looks like yours!

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