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ahhh my kickstand broke off

1722 Views 9 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  mrlmd
age and mild rust busted the tab off at 1800 miles. anyone use one of those Ricochet Clamp-on Kickstands before i have this welded back on? im thinking of getting one for a small CC bike like a yz80.

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"Age and rust" on a '97 with just 1,800 miles ??? Is that what Kansas humidity can do? My old '93 with 11K has hardly any rust. But then the "high desert" climate in Idaho with almost no humidity is kind to my bike and I keep it in the garage in the winter. Can't say though how the previous owner(s) treated it. It does have signs that it may have spent some time stored outdoors.

rest of the bikes frame looks fine, probably just from the previous owner off-roading with it. im going to call around and find a welder on monday, alot easier than trying to make that swingarm kick stand workout
was planning on disconnecting as much as i can, i just put on a $240 cdi a few days ago and would hate to see it go up in smoke

when i line up the busted tab to the frame you can see there was a gap leftover, i bet water has been sitting in it forever.
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kickstand back in action. bought a Northern Industries 125 Flux-Core Welder for $190 shipped. i was expecting horrible results since there is no gas needed for this welder but i was pleasantly suprised. just throw away the demo wire they give you and pick up some Lincoln .035" wire from lowe's.
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