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Old 09-17-2012, 04:41 PM   #736
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Wow, that's a LOT. I would swear your bracket is at a steeper angle than mine, but I agree, it's not necessarily bent. Manufacturer defect maybe? The bottom of your extended kickstand looks to be out at least 3" farther than mine.

Before lengthening the stand, what about having it cut off at an angle and re-welded so that it's angled more down and less out? That might solve your problem. Another option is just go ride hard and dump it a few times on the left side. My kickstand has been bent a few times from that, and I've had to bend it back OUT.

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If I was to do the angle thing, then I may have to worry about hitting the swingarm when it's up...

I think my kickstand may have bent a little bit from me mounting the bike using the footpegs while it's loaded. I'm mainly wondering about the bracket on the bike. So you think yours isn't at that angle? Would you mind snapping a pic of yours?
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #737
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A Kawasaki 42t rear sprocket is $37 from Ron Ayers. You can also look up rear sprockets by the following bikes:

KX125/250 85-07
KDX200 86-06
KX250F 04-11
KLX300 97-07
KX450F 06-11
KLX450R 08-09
KX500 85-04
KLX650R 93-96

or

Suzuki RMZ250 04-06

They all take the same rear sprocket as the KLX250
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:59 PM   #738
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A Kawasaki 42t rear sprocket is $37 from Ron Ayers. You can also look up rear sprockets by the following bikes:

KX125/250 85-07
KDX200 86-06
KX250F 04-11
KLX300 97-07
KX450F 06-11
KLX450R 08-09
KX500 85-04
KLX650R 93-96

or

Suzuki RMZ250 04-06

They all take the same rear sprocket as the KLX250
The rear sprocket for '09 is different than '07, is it not?
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #739
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The rear sprocket for '09 is different than '07, is it not?
They're the same, Kawasaki part #42041-1421
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #740
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Here's mine. I tried to shoot a similar angle. You can see my stand is still bent inward a bit but it doesn't hit the swing arm.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:16 PM   #741
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Here's a couple more shots:





I hate how far forward it pivots. If there were a stop to limit the travel out, it wouldn't lean quite as bad. Is this normal for everybody else?

I've added the height of 2 plastic cutting boards to the base of the kickstand. I did cause the bike to sit a bit higher. I added a D606 which will cause the bike to sit higher and I've resprung it with stiffer springs.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:17 PM   #742
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It looks as though only the rear edge of the stand's foot is touching rather than the whole oval contacting the floor or is that an illusion caused by the camera angle? The stand does seem to have too forward an angle.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #743
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Well, I did it. I was in the garage after a ride and thought I would try bending my stand in a bit to allow the bike to sit a little more level...and I broke the stand. I was leaning the bike over and putting pressure on the stand with my foot pushing it towards the bike and snap. I dropped the bike in my garage and tweaked the right side mirror in the process. So, now I have busted kickstand. It broke pretty cleanly at the bottom weld of that "box" on the backside that the spring pin is on. Now I'm not sure if I should take this to a shop and have it fixed/modified or just order a new kickstand and see how that is.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #744
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You might want to take it to a welding shop and have it bent the way you want when you get it fixed.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:30 PM   #745
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Well, I did it. I was in the garage after a ride and thought I would try bending my stand in a bit to allow the bike to sit a little more level...and I broke the stand. I was leaning the bike over and putting pressure on the stand with my foot pushing it towards the bike and snap. I dropped the bike in my garage and tweaked the right side mirror in the process. So, now I have busted kickstand. It broke pretty cleanly at the bottom weld of that "box" on the backside that the spring pin is on. Now I'm not sure if I should take this to a shop and have it fixed/modified or just order a new kickstand and see how that is.

Any suggestions?

I would order new, but that's just how I roll. I don't like my bike having less than perfect stuff on it. (yes I know it's a dirt bike!)

Sorry to hear about your kickstand...
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #746
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Any suggestions?
Maybe this will help you decide: new ones are $56 at Bike Bandit.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #747
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Maybe this will help you decide: new ones are $56 at Bike Bandit.

I saw that. On one hand, I think that I'd like to see what a new one would look like, on the other hand I think if I had a welder fix, reinforce, and lengthen the one I've got, I might be better off.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:37 AM   #748
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I think I'd fix what you've got. What if you buy a new stand & the problem is that the lug on the frame was welded on wrong? Yes, I am cheap.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:55 AM   #749
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I saw that. On one hand, I think that I'd like to see what a new one would look like, on the other hand I think if I had a welder fix, reinforce, and lengthen the one I've got, I might be better off.
On the DR650, it's the frame tab that bends, but rarely. Those guys are able to bend them back, using the mounted kickstand as the lever.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:46 PM   #750
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On the DR650, it's the frame tab that bends, but rarely. Those guys are able to bend them back, using the mounted kickstand as the lever.
The DR650 kickstand is chrome-moly and once bent it requires a hydraulic press to bend it back. I tired heating it and used a "large" hammer with no luck. Buddy of mine had access to a press and even then he said it took some time. Not all kickstands are created equal. Just ask KTM owners. ;-)

The kickstand on my 2010 KLX250S is not bent in that forward configuration. Not sure what happen there. The bike stands maybe 15-20 degrees off vertical when the kickstand is down.
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