Originally Posted by Pantah
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.
I know, Pantah, that's the killer-I weigh 156. And it's nice to be able to get the stand down on a hill and still dismount to the high side. While only slightly taller than you I've adapted to it OK because my XR was as tall as the 690. I agree, this bike needs a 1 inch standectomy.