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Old 11-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it me or does anyone else have a problem getting your heel onto the footrest to put it down. Especially when it's wet, I sometimes need to use my hand. It seems that the side stand is too close to the bike. Does anyone have a way to make this easier to do?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yes it is a bit tight to the bike. Folks have suggested greasing the kickstand joint and others have welded a little extension on it. Try greasing it first.

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I just put it down with my hand. I gave up ages ago trying to use my heal.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just the other day I said the heck with it and then reached down to lower it by hand.
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Drill a hole about an inch from the tip and thread said hole, screw in a stainless steel socket head screw. Your heel will catch on it and it is a sure fire fix.
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Drill a hole about an inch from the tip and thread said hole, screw in a stainless steel socket head screw. Your heel will catch on it and it is a sure fire fix.
I like this idea. you can polish stainless so it is just like chrome. this with a regular greasing will make it really easy to put down
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Keep it lubed and using your heel or toe under the end for when its wet out works just fine.
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Clean the pivot joint, grease it with some white lithium grease, add a couple washers to the stop and you'll never have a problem.
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1) Take it to a car wash and pressure wash the hinge
2) Get some WD-40 spray Lithium grease and liberally apply it (also do the shift hinge point as well, it will shift better)
3) If this isn't enough, if you look down next to the kickstand, there is a rubber bump stop that it rests against. You can shim that out with a couple of washers, then it will stand out a bit more from the frame which makes it easier to catch with your heel, or you can replace the rubber with a larger piece of rubber (like for a chair leg) and this will accomplish the same result.
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1) Take it to a car wash and pressure wash the hinge
2) Get some WD-40 spray Lithium grease and liberally apply it (also do the shift hinge point as well, it will shift better)
3) If this isn't enough, if you look down next to the kickstand, there is a rubber bump stop that it rests against. You can shim that out with a couple of washers, then it will stand out a bit more from the frame which makes it easier to catch with your heel, or you can replace the rubber with a larger piece of rubber (like for a chair leg) and this will accomplish the same result.
Yep, what Leader said, fit spacers so it doesn't fit so snug.........OR
Wear some ladies high stiletto heels when you ride! It makes it easier.......so I hear!!!
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