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Old 03-18-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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Weld86 kickstand bracket mod & install

I ordered the skidplate and kickstand bracket from Weld86. I'm happy with both.

The kickstand bracket I'm also pleased with, but after looking it over and the mounting bosses on the engine, I decided I would rather it not bolt to the engine case bosses at all. I chamfered the backside of the bracket so that a M10x30mm flat head bolt sat flush with the surface, bolted the kickstand to the bracket with nylock nuts, then bolted the entire assembly to the frame and the front engine bolt (with goes into a much thicker and stronger looking part of the engine case). I think this is how the BDCW bracket attaches, but this setup adds the front bolt as well. With this mod, I think I have the best kickstand bracket you can get!

Kudos to Weld86 for two good products at great prices.

The skidplate is a quality piece, thick aluminum, nice welds, and a perfect fit. There is no issue with it and the new style of SWMoto tank guards. It is quite heavy and full coverage; check out how high it comes to the exhaust pipe on the right side. I think it could be lighter without giving up any real protection just by having it not come up so high on the sides. Overall I'm happy with it, I'm good erring on the side of too strong. I may still cut it down a bit, and I'll add a cable from it to the rear brake lever.

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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I had the same idea...

Countersunk screws that is. Then I reconsidered as I thought it could (in an incident) put too much stress on the front bolt into the cases.

Still academic at this point as mine hasn't arrived yet.

Sure wish Weld86'd do a skid plate for the SE Some one close want to lend him their bike for a while?
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:53 AM   #3
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Follow up?

Have you found any problems with the bolt mod?

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Old 11-25-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
Follow up?

Have you found any problems with the bolt mod?
I have to install my Weld86 bracket and I like your mod.

I see that both countersinks reach the edge of the aluminum plate. I was wondering if cracks would develop on these narrow areas caused by the pressure applied by the side stand.

Usually, the edge distance (from center of hole to the edge of part) should be around twice the size of the fastener shank.

Let us know how it turned out.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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I counter-sunk the bottom bolt (which is where it usually cracks) and bolted the upper bolt into the case with a washer between the bracket and case (I mount the bike with the reinforced side stand down) due to short legs . . . . and need the additional support.

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Old 12-08-2011, 11:51 AM   #6
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I've had no issues. I sometimes mount/dismount by standing on the pegs with the bike on the stand, with no signs of stress or damage. I don't have any concerns about it, since it's now physically impossible to crack the case with the stand, and if anything at all is damaged it's just the bracket.

The chamfer is not as deep as it looks in the picture. I didn't leave 1/2 the material, but there is a noticeable vertical portion of the hole left. I just went deep enough to make the bolt heads flush, which is required for this mod to fit. Also, since I just used a handheld die grinder, I intentionally went deeper in the center than I needed to, in order to get the contact area out where the hole was wider. If you have the right tool to make the chamfer, it would be better.
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