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    Registered User Array monkee's Avatar
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    So my kick stand snapped and the bike went down. :(

    had my R6 lowered 2 inches and the kick stand cut and re-welded a few months ago. guy did a pretty good job with the re-welding (did the whole sharpening the tips etc). anyway, it snapped yesterday!

    do you think it's a good idea to get it re-welded again or just buy a shorter kick stand?

    thanks!

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    interesting...I had my wife's bike lowered a month ago and also had kickstand shortened. no problems yet so far (knock on wood). Where on the kickstand was the cut/weld made on?
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    just above that little kink... does it make a different where the cut was made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkee View Post
    had my R6 lowered 2 inches and the kick stand cut and re-welded a few months ago. guy did a pretty good job with the re-welding (did the whole sharpening the tips etc). anyway, it snapped yesterday!

    do you think it's a good idea to get it re-welded again or just buy a shorter kick stand?

    thanks!
    The correct way to shorten a kickstand is to cut a piece off the end closest to the ground (NOT the middle or closer to the bike frame), then weld a "foot" or circle shaped pad onto the end of the kickstand. If it is welded in this fashion, even if the guy does a shitty job welding it, your bike doesn't have to fall over for you to find that out.

    good luck




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    Ya, what Ricky says.
    My guess would be that if he did a good job, it wouldn't have broken, so maybe get someone else?
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    thanks guys.. just scared it'll snap again no matter what.

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    Buy a new kickstand and shorten it as described above....end of worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkee
    guy did a pretty good job with the re-welding
    Sorry, but it sounds more like he didn't do a good job. If it was welded properly it wouldn't have snapped. You have two options.. Go buy another one and have it modified again as described and hopefully done by somebody better or try to get the original one "fixed". Somebody on here can probably recommend a good welder.
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    Are there any telltale signs if a weld is weakening? Unfortunately, due to the way my wife's kickstand was cut, the weld had to be made in the middle of the kickstand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTrack View Post
    Buy a new kickstand and shorten it as described above....end of worries.
    Good advice, after I've read more details from the OP don't get the busted kickstand fixed. Get a good used one and get it modified correctly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jermyzy View Post
    Are there any telltale signs if a weld is weakening? Unfortunately, due to the way my wife's kickstand was cut, the weld had to be made in the middle of the kickstand.
    There will usually be cracks, but not always.




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    There are billet adjustable kickstands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by monkee View Post
    had my R6 lowered 2 inches and the kick stand cut and re-welded a few months ago. guy did a pretty good job with the re-welding (did the whole sharpening the tips etc). anyway, it snapped yesterday!

    do you think it's a good idea to get it re-welded again or just buy a shorter kick stand?

    thanks!
    I've seen this happen one more than one occasion. I would try to find an aftermarket stand that is one piece.

    IIRC there is an "adjustable length" side stand that a lot of the guys with lowered busas use. Try to find out the company and see if they make one for the R6.

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    A couple of years ago I was looking at buying an r1 and the guy at a shop that had one told me not to put all my weight on the bikes stand as he had seen them snap before.

    Were you on the bike when it snapped?
    Maybe you could reinforce the stand from the inside or outside and get it re-welded?
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