Originally Posted by ramjet
It's not a major problem but annoying and relevant to the 2012. It is the kickstand. It seems way too long. Jump on the bike and you need to lean right to get the damn thing
up. Shorter works better for me in offroad situations also. They all like this?
Not so for somebody not overweight... Just kiddin..
I am 195 lbs and my problem too. Plus I am only 5'9" making it worse around town and at filling stations and such.
I am installing a lowering link and I have to cut the side stand. I lowered my Yam 1 inch and cut the side stand a half inch. Was perfect.
I think the new 690 will require a full 1 inch cut on the stand, because stock, the stand is too long. Haven't decided yet, though.