Ok on to the kickstand. At first I was researching a shorter replacement but if I did find one it would be stab in the dark and Im sure Id have to do some mods. So, decided to cut mine down. First time I cut about an inch section out of it. Had some thread all to put in to act as a temporary support. Not even close. Cut another inch and 3/4, perfect! The foot now sits flat on the floor and the bike is properly leaned. Going to take it to my shop where I have grinders to prep the weld areas and of course a welder to weld it back together. Im going to stop at the hardware store to see if I can find something to put inside the tube (kickstand is hollow) to give it more strength so its not completely reliant on my questionable welding skills
TWilight, not sure how you got away with not shortening the kickstand. I had to take 2 3/4 inches off mine, probably closer to 3" taking the space my 3 cuts with a hack saw made.