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Old 07-17-2012, 09:38 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by Pantah View Post
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.
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