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So im annoyed at how short my kickstand is. I dont understand why they didnt just make it a couple inches longer because it seems to lean over farther than makes sense. I seem to remember someone mentioning elsewhere that an xt250 kickstand is longer and fits the TW. Can anyone confirm and maybe a picture of the difference?
 

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I too installed a XT225 kick stand, works perfect! However, I did not get the longer spring. So, to extend my spring, I made a loop out a nail. My bike is camo painted, so may be hard to make it out, but the nail loop shows the extended length of the spring and hence, the kick stand.
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Just to clear my confusion up, is it an XT225 or a TT225 kickstand? The post that was referenced above was referencing the TT225 kickstand. Thanks.

Edit: Also if it is an XT225, what years work from that model to our TW's? If it is a TT225, I think those were only 86 to 88 and they are the same kickstand through that three year period (I think). The XT225 had a much longer model run so not sure if all those kickstands are the same. Lastly, I'm assuming the safety start switch function stays the same with the longer stand/s. Thanks.
 

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Just to clear my confusion up, is it an XT225 or a TT225 kickstand? The post that was referenced above was referencing the TT225 kickstand. Thanks.
Mine is an XT225 kickstand. I bought it off the same guy I bought the XT225 tank from. Partzilla has them new for $26.
 
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Ah i see what you did with that nail there. Im assuming you welded it ski? Does it hold the bike a bit more level now? Does the kickstand switch operate normally still?
 

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Ah i see what you did with that nail there. Im assuming you welded it ski? Does it hold the bike a bit more level now? Does the kickstand switch operate normally still?
No, did not need to weld the nail, just bent it into position to hold the spring. It's not a lot of tension, just enough to retract and hold the kickstand up.
The bike is A LOT more level now!
The kickstand switch operates normally as it always has; if the bike is running and I put the kickstand down while in gear, it will stall. If I try to e-start the bike with the kickstand down and the bike in gear, clutch pulled in, the bike won't turn over. If in gear, either the kickstand must be up or the bike won't start.
 
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Memory tells me I used an XT kickstand, even though I wrote TT in my post. I was very new to Yamaha motorcycles at the time, and I may have confused the letters. Chances are, the XT/TT/TTR all use the same kickstand anyway.

As you mentioned though, XT parts are plentiful, and we know the XT kickstand works. Mine came with a spring, so I didn't need to extend it like SkiPro did.

I wanted a longer kickstand because I installed heavy duty fork and shock springs, which took away the unladen "sag" of the stock suspension. With the longer kickstand, my bike leans about the same as a TW with stock suspension and kickstand.
 

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Would you guys know if an xt250 uses the same part as the 225? If not, is there any specific years that the 225 stand will work or they all the same? Ive done most everything i wanted to do to my bike over the years ive had it but the kickstand is something i hadnt much considered till recently.
 

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O.K. now Will... You need to start doing some of your own research. For example, you can look up the kickstand on Partzilla and compare models and years. Here's a start; For the 2003 (chose that year at random) I found the kickstand here;
Yamaha 4BE-27311-01-00 - STAND, SIDE | Partzilla.com

It says it fits these bikes;

This Yamaha 4BE-27311-01-00 STAND, SIDE fits the following models and components:

Aftermarket Parts Body Kickstand
Yamaha Motorcycle 2004 XT225 - XT225SC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 OFF-ROAD - TT225L Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2006 XT225 - XT225VC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 TTR225 - TTR225L Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 SEROW - XT225G Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2000 SEROW - XT225MC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2002 XT225 - XT225P Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2001 XT225 - XT225NC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2007 XT225 - XT225W Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1992 SEROW - XT225DC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1994 SEROW - XT225FC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 SEROW - XT225L Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 TTR225 - TTR225LC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1994 SEROW - XT225F Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1995 SEROW - XT225GC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2002 XT225 - XT225PC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2005 XT225 - XT225T Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2006 XT225 - XT225V Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1992 SEROW - XT225D Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 SEROW - XT225HC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 SEROW - XT225KC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1993 SEROW - XT225E Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1998 SEROW - XT225K Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1996 SEROW - XT225H Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1997 SEROW - XT225J Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2003 XT225 - XT225R Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2000 SEROW - XT225M Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2001 XT225 - XT225N Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 SEROW - XT225LC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2005 XT225 - XT225TC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1993 SEROW - XT225EC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1999 OFF-ROAD - TT225LC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 1997 SEROW - XT225JC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2003 XT225 - XT225RC Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2004 XT225 - XT225S Stand/footrest
Yamaha Motorcycle 2007 XT225 CA - XT225WC Stand/footrest

In a nut shell, it looks like it fits anywhere from XT225, TT225, TTR225 years 1992 to 2007. Let us know what ever else you find. And remember, if you buy one, post up what you found to work or not work. I enjoy helping fellow riders out, I enjoy even more that they found the info useful.
 

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ski pro!
i'm not gunna spoon feed you, but.... here's the jar, the spoon and don't forget to put the bib on, now open up!

the xt250, at least the newer 2008-on model is different than the xt225 and i'd guess the parts are not interchangable.
the older (1980-90) xt250... ? though i doubt that too would fit.

the 1992-07 xt225 is the parts bin for t-dubs.
 

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Haha youre right thanks for your help ski, i appreciate it man. Ill see what i can figure out and will report back when i find a setup that works well. Thanks to everyone for their help and input. Still dont understand why the kickstand is so damn short haha
 

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The idea of an adjustable kickstand is good, but if i want it at one certain height and never again any other height then id really rather just go with a solid longer one. Ive got access to a welder and bandsaw and all manner of tools so i could just extend mine but id rather buy a nice brand new part since it would be solid and look nice.
 

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Unlike others I like the way the Tdub leans on the stand..
It makes it much easier to get my old leg over the loaded cyclerack..
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I have tried the xt250 kickstand twice now and I find the bike too unstable as it is like a 1/2" too long and the bike stands almost upright.
 

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I too installed a XT225 kick stand, works perfect! However, I did not get the longer spring. So, to extend my spring, I made a loop out a nail. My bike is camo painted, so may be hard to make it out, but the nail loop shows the extended length of the spring and hence, the kick stand.
Can you measure your kickstand? I am curious if it is shorter than the xt250 one. Tell me where you measured it from please.
 

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You might be able to do what this fellow did...

I did the same thing for my DR and it worked well.
I think that right there is the perfect solution.

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So im annoyed at how short my kickstand is. I dont understand why they didnt just make it a couple inches longer because it seems to lean over farther than makes sense. I seem to remember someone mentioning elsewhere that an xt250 kickstand is longer and fits the TW. Can anyone confirm and maybe a picture of the difference?
Although it does lay over a bit, it’s better that way then to have it too upright that the smallest tip will knock it over
 
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