I did that mod on my Adv about a month ago and will post some pics this evening. The welding was done by a mate with a tig welder.
After mounting the sidestand I found the sidestand mounting bolt interfered with the kickstarter. I had to grind away a bit on the latter and move it out somwhat on the spline shaft which solved the problem. All good though. Will post pics of it all ltr though.
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