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post #1 of 6 (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 you’ll find something off the shelf. Find someone with welding skills and it should’nt 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 21”/18” wheels to 17” 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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