so i is cruising a ton, piling on the miles on the VLX.
there is this sticker on the bike stating... "designed for road use only-not suitable for off road use."
Now looking at it, it is set up like an enduro.
has knobbies with ample travel on the front & rear shocks, skidplate protecting the engine, even has the dirt track plastic # plates.
i will admit it has been by far the best at hitting potholes gravel and i imagine it will be a hoot this winter.
but here is the shit that really bugs the fuck out of me, and is the point of the topic.
so i end up in a parking lot and need to hop a small crevice in a barrier curb, thinkin no prob its only a little higher than curb hieght. i hop curbs all day.
the freakin kickstand bottoms out first. what's worse is, it has frame support tabs that can bend
WTF, this is like a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
now the kick stand spring can come loose when the kickstand is in the fully upright position,
i can not really get a grasp on this. it is a bugger to get the spring on(35lbs pull) in the up position but it will pop off on its own when riding.
i crimped the ends in as a stop gap but WTF.