Originally Posted by bigfishs
everyone loves a happy ending! My bike will need some shoes soon so this is useful info. Did not know that bit about not tightening up the axle till the brakes are centered.
In other news...
Took my 94 KLR250 to get it NYS inspected today. Failed for not having the kickstand kill switch, and no license plate light.
May your brake shoe installation end happily also, bigfishs! IMHO, your chances for happiness are improved with genuine Kawasaki brake shoes!
Failed inspection for side stand switch? My, how thorough, how meticulous! Hereabouts, the vehicle inspectors would have no idea of the purpose or of the function of the side stand switch.
At one location, the inspection consisted of my answering only ONE question, "Where do you want this sticker?"
As you doubtless know, many KLRistas disable the safety switches deliberately, early on. In your case, I might seek a less-knowledgeable inspector; MANY motorcycles have no side stand safety switches, ever.
Best of luck passing re-inspection; your bike looks great!