How Many People Switched to Side Kickstands?

The center stand on my Revival is kind of a pain in the ass. I know why it's a good thing but... at least with the chinese scoot there was a nice foot rest for stepping lifting it back and on.

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the cheapo treats ones are ok. i have one that bolts to my swingarm, and it's janky, but the bike hasn't fallen off it yet.

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Put this one on my Streetmate. It works great.

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hot garbage and only valid if your missing or have broken your center stand

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makes sense if it gets in the way of a pipe, that's the only reason I see most people removing stands for

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Russell Greene /

What Richard says. I had one and it broke at the casting. Cheap zinc and full of holes. BTW, I didn't buy it from Treats, so theirs may be of better quality. I've been thinking about modifying my center stand since it's getting a bit bent out of shape, but then I loose the center stand's usefulness during repairs.

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you can also just cut off one of the centerstand arms and bend the other out = side stand

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Tim Ostrom Wrote:

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> it's janky, but the bike hasn't fallen off it yet.

I imagined you entering a tunnel riding a moped, and exiting it riding a kickstand, since your bike fell off somewhere back there.

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Nick SWOOP Wrote:

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> you can also just cut off one of the centerstand

> arms and bend the other out = side stand

Did that, but had to cut some length off and add a foot...

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MaddMatt -Ruffians STL /

The Hero Puch that this kick-start e-50 came off of had the center stand mounted to the frame, so I had to use a side kickstand.

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Can I ask what speedo you're using? Just thinking ahead :)

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MaddMatt -Ruffians STL /

TrailTech

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the red made in protugal from 1977 is pretty good construction i like it

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campeona del mundo /

my ol vespa ciao got the chop one side off n bend out the other one done to it a loooong time ago.

clears the pipe! free! yay!

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I had to do the center stand one leg today to my '82 NC50 cause the Jammy pipe i got today hit the right side of the center stand. Gives it that awesome gangsta lean too!

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