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Anyone remember the thread about easy bolt on longer side stands? With my 3" longer swingarm, banshee shock and modded RT180 forks I need a somewhat longer 1-2" side stand.

I seem to remember a xt225 or ttr225 or something was a no mod bolt on.

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Thanks Two Shoes! I'm in need of the same.
 

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I had a friend who wanted a longer kickstand and a bigger foot (to resist sinking into soft sand, etc.) As I recall he bought a hockey puck at a thrift store and glued or screwed it to the foot of the KLR. The thickness added length and the diameter added stability. Might be worth a try. Tom
 

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I had a friend who wanted a longer kickstand and a bigger foot (to resist sinking into soft sand, etc.) As I recall he bought a hockey puck at a thrift store and glued or screwed it to the foot of the KLR. The thickness added length and the diameter added stability. Might be worth a try. Tom
That would be fun if it vibrated off on the road and went through someones windshield. I can just hear the conversation with the insurance agent. I was just driving down the road when a hockey puck went through my windshield.
Thanks for the chuckle . I'll look for a xt one on ebay.

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Anyone remember the thread about easy bolt on longer side stands? With my 3" longer swingarm, banshee shock and modded RT180 forks I need a somewhat longer 1-2" side stand.

I seem to remember a xt225 or ttr225 or something was a no mod bolt on.

thanks


If the ebay idea doesn't work, you can always find a pipe the same size and go to your local high school and see if the welding class can weld it together for you.
 

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As to attaching hockey pucks - how about a screw, bolt with a locknut or any fastener of your choice.



Here's a useful bit of info on xt parts applicability to a tw that was offered up by lizrdbrth when I mentioned a possibility of buying an xt350 parts bike.

Quote: Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:08 PM

"Anyone know anything else thats worth stealing off of an xt350?"



Lots of things worth swiping from XT's in general, be they 225's, 250's, 350's or 600's.





Speedo cable and the speedo fit post '01's, speedo fits early models but only with the early TW cable., if yours doesn't have a resetable trip meter. XT's do. Cables are longer, work well for taller bars or risers. Ditto for front brake hose and clutch Cables, levers, perches, mirror mounts and mirrors and some of the switchgear. XT handlebars are taller and wider than wimpy TW's.



Rear brake arm fits TW and is longer, for more leverage. The brake rod might work with an extended swingarm.



Oil tank from an XT600 would make a great side-mounted spare fuel tank if you could finagle a way to mount it.



Kickstand works for taller tires or shocks. And if it's too long, it's easier to shorten an XT stand than to lengthen a TW stand. The shock itself may be a potential swap. Haven't looked into that yet. Kickstand springs, safety and brake light switches are sometimes interchangeable, depending on year. Snail adjusters are the same.



Nuts, bolts, cable clamps, footpegs and tons of other items adaptable to TW's for various purposes. Headlight mount same as TW., etc. etc. Put your thinking cap on before you ditch the leftovers from any Yamaha product.



I view every bike ever made as a potential parts source, for that matter. I've got XT, TT, ATC, Ninja and even Goldwing items on mine.



Edit: I forgot about the YZ and KLR parts

Powdercoated '87 frame, disc front, XT350 tank, tall bars, risers, '03 motor and electrical, kickstarter, cut ATV rear rack, TCI front rack, upgraded wiring, kickstart, no safety switches, D2moto pegs, 8" headlight, Bighorn2, 55t, etc. Covered in invisible ink and constantly in flux.



lizrdbrth Unquote. Tom
 

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I just purchased an XT225 kickstand with spring and switch on ebay for $12.99 + shipping .. just have to keep watching and cheep ones show up



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Thanks bought one yesterday for $9 + shipping. Should have it shortly.

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I'm more interested in your front fender! What is it from?
 

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How did the new kickstand work?
Works good, added about 2 inches or a tad less. More stable.



I'm more interested in your front fender! What is it from?


Fender is from Acerbis, supermotard style, mounted to a DIY alum bracket that bolts to the triples.

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Is there a particular bike....250, 350, 600 whose side stand fits the best for our blaster upgraded T Dubs?
 

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Is there a particular bike....250, 350, 600 whose side stand fits the best for our blaster upgraded T Dubs?


Mine was from a xt225; it is better than stock, ideally it would be another inch longer.

Josh
 
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