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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone found a adjustable slide stand for a GS 310 ?
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Has anyone found a adjustable slide stand for a GS 310 ?
In what way do you need an adjustable side stand?

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In what way do you need an adjustable side stand?

"In what way...?" In length.


Most of us may be happy but on the one hand some riders find that the bike stands too upright and on the other hand some riders think it is too leaned over when parked on the side stand. Changes to the suspension or tyres can exacerbate the angle.


Side stand arms that are adjustable for length may be installed to overcome either situation.


Having said that I don't know of an adjustable stand that is available for purchase off the shelf.....

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That's right.
My GS is standing much more upright since the sidestand recall.
And, if you lower your bike, mostly it's necessary to shorten the sidestand

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Using side stand plates could help to raise the stand a bit, and easily reversible.
https://www.google.com/search?q=side...w=1536&bih=723
To make it shorter, I really doubt youíll find something off the shelf. Find someone with welding skills and it shouldínt take him long.
Most common procedure is to cut the near the foot/base, cut again 2cm or whatever length you need to remove & re-weld the foot. Permanent change in that case of course...
Had to do this on a on a previous bike that I switched from 21Ē/18Ē wheels to 17Ē supermoto wheels.

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I have a mate with a Kawasaki Versys 650.



He lowered the bike and then had to lower the stand. He did that by cutting out a section but from the middle instead. He then fitted each cut end into a sleeve and used grub screws of some sort. It was strong enough that when he took the bike back up to full height again he could just loosen the grub screws and extend the stand in about 2 minutes.


Plus he could climb on and off with the bike on the side stand. Show-off........

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Ok.... Iíve just had my very first ride on my GS. I find the side stand VERY long. When Iím sitting on the bike with the suspension compressed due to my (86kg) weight, itís almost as if I need to lean the bike to the right to drop the stand all the way down. Once Iím (carefully) off the bike and the suspension eases back to its normal state, the bike is only JUST leaning, and it feels like the slightest touch will unstable it.
Does anyone else have the same observation??


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Ok.... Iíve just had my very first ride on my GS. I find the side stand VERY long. When Iím sitting on the bike with the suspension compressed due to my (86kg) weight, itís almost as if I need to lean the bike to the right to drop the stand all the way down. Once Iím (carefully) off the bike and the suspension eases back to its normal state, the bike is only JUST leaning, and it feels like the slightest touch will unstable it.
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I find the exact same problem, the stand just seems too long.
I also have to lean the bike over to kick the stand up.
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I've had exactly the same thought for several years now . not just the 310.
What's needed is a short side stand with an inner (or outer) sleeve on a ratchet.
When you stop you flick the (short ) side stand down and the click the telescopic/ratchet sleeve to the required length.
On leaving the side stand flicks up and the ratchet is released to is retracted length.
This means that whatever the uneven ground is at you have the ideal length
Do I feel a patent coming on .?
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I find the exact same problem, the stand just seems too long.
I also have to lean the bike over to kick the stand up.
.....yeh but it's really horrible when you come to a stop and you have to get off, like for example when refuelling. Leaning the bike to the right to get the stand all the way down and even then having to hold the bike away from you while you dismount on the left is really weird! You feel like the bike's going to fall over.
I don't like it! I'm going to ask my friend to cut 1cm off the length just above the foot and re-weld it.

I've actually bought a foot enlarger, but even though it's only about 2mm thick I'm frightened to put it on the standard length sidestand.
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