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Old 06-05-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Touratech kickstand foot

I've had mine for a couple of months and it's rattled loose so I took it off. I e-mailed Touratech about it and they said it was a known issue and to return it for a full refund or make the steel bottom piece concave to put tension on the mount but I see it getting loose again.

Also, it hits the centerstand when both are up. I taped the place where it was hitting the centerstand but it wore about 1mm thru the steel. Anyone else have this problem?

I'd really like to keep this as it's a huge help when stopping in dirt/sand. Any other options? I'm thinking of just welding a piece of thick steel on the bottom of the kickstand.

So what are you guys doing?
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:30 AM   #2
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There's a guy out of the UK who sells a similar product for about the same price. 've had no issues with it. Give him a try.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
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just weld a big(thick) washer underneath. less than .10c worth of trouble.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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just weld a big(thick) washer underneath. less than .10c worth of trouble.
Whadda ya think this is? A KLR?

Seriously, I think I'm gonna have to just weld something on there.


ps. GGD - Thanks for the tip but there's a LOT of guys in the UK. Can you be more specific?
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:36 AM   #5
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ps. GGD - Thanks for the tip but there's a LOT of guys in the UK. Can you be more specific?
Check out ebay - you will find his stuff there.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
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I just fastened a piece of 1/4" thick conveyor belt to my kickstand foot with two small machine screws. Its stiff enough to hold the bike up in sand and flexible enough to bend out of the way if you hit something or fall down. Maybe this is not fancy enough for an Adventure or a SM but for my SE its perfect.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:49 AM   #7
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I just fastened a piece of 1/4" thick conveyor belt to my kickstand foot with two small machine screws. Its stiff enough to hold the bike up in sand and flexible enough to bend out of the way if you hit something or fall down. Maybe this is not fancy enough for an Adventure or a SM but for my SE its perfect.
Hey! I like that idea!
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:48 PM   #8
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Hey! I like that idea!
I used the same thing on my XR650L in the Baja. Works perfect. I used to pack a little plate along but I kept leaving it behind and I hated holding the bike up with one hand while I dug around in the sand with the other tying to retrieve the plate. Something fastened to your kickstand is the only way to go. You never have to worry about your kickstand sinking into hot pavement either. I made my own but a company actually manufactures them, http://www.sinknobob.net/.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:56 PM   #9
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Check out ebay - you will find his stuff there.
here is the guy in the UK's link on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/KTM-990-S-950-...d=p3286.c0.m14

Good kit & a really nice guy who rides a 950 ADV
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:04 PM   #10
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just weld a big(thick) washer underneath. less than .10c worth of trouble.
+ 1, it's cheap & it works.

If I was doing it again, I'd weld the washer on slightly offset to the rear (as viewed when the stand is down) because the larger diameter (55 or 60mm in my case) means that as you swing the stand up, the trailing edge can catch on the ground & unbalance the bike, causing you to drop it.

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Old 06-05-2008, 02:29 PM   #11
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I had the same problem with my TT "foot". I just flipped the pieces over and screwed them back together, bending the parts the other way. When it gets loose again I suppose I'll flip it back.

I really like the conveyor belt idea though.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:32 PM   #12
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Take your stand off the bike, weld a small plate to the bottom and either paint or powdercoat.. I have no idea why KTM would have such a small foot on the stand when it `s a heavy bike designed to ride in soft conditions..

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Old 06-05-2008, 05:56 PM   #13
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TT sidestand foot

mine also went loose after a gravel road escape.
Disassembled it and put a roudel of thick rubber tube,
tightened it , added loctite to the screws et voila.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:00 PM   #14
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I make and market simple easy to install product that addresses this very problem.
Go here to see it:

www.sinknobob.com
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