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Kick stand base wear

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  1. Xcountry11

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    At a recent service, my mechanic noticed my 2011 XCountry is leaning further over, and mentioned the kick stand base wears over time. In my garage, i use a block of wood to sit my stand on so the bike doesn't lean as much. The base itself, and kick stand, would be a $500+ replacement. Anyone else seeing that happen, and have any remedies?
     
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    20475-17407620cb5dc3afbb53c87ca2907423.jpg I straightened mine in a press. Then fitted a 1”X1"X1/4” angel iron around it and welded it. It has been over 5 years and still standing straight.
     
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    There's a guy in Tucson that makes a hefty replacement for $200. He's on the FB Victory buy and sell anything page.
     
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    Do CC's not have the replaceable pad? If it's not bent and just wear it doesn't take long to make a new rubber pad out of a hockey puck. With minimal tools it costs about $2.
     
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    If it’s the kickstand that’s bent, yes, replace it. It may be the mounting tab/hole that could be wallowed out a bit as well.

    Also consider replacing the stock pad with a puck as stated above. If you don’t want to make your own you can look up Porkchops Vic Pucks on the book of faces. Much better than OEM and sits the bike straighter. Toughest part is drilling out the stock rivets to remove the OEM pad.
     
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    I took my kickstand off and put it in a press and straightened it.
     
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    Google Pork Chop Vic pucks
     
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    Bought a color plastic replacement for stock rubber just because I could. It was on Facebook in large variety of colors. Holds up well two years later.
     
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    Mines a leaner too, noticed my rubber tore & hopefully it’ll lead to more Vics in my garage
     
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    I like the lean, as long as it's parked into the lean ..
     
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    Just put on a new pad. Did anyone think to measure the distance from the bottom of the left grip to the floor when the bike was new? And how would the stand get bent? Sitting on the bike while on the side stand enjoying bullshitting and a beer?
     
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    Probably from people like me. The riders backrest is at a height that I can clear when I mount but is a lot easier standing on the left floorboard and mounting it like a horse.
     
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    There are three things to consider from what I have experienced and read.
    1. The rubber puck wears out
    2. The kickstand will bend
    3. The mounting holes will wallow out.

    Once one of these starts especially the bent kickstand or wallowed mounting holes the down force is greatly increased and accelerates the problem.
     
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