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Since I changed the rear tire to the taller Pirelli Night Dragon 200/70/15, I noticed a significant increase in lean angle when she’s parked (she leans over way more).

Mathematically, it makes sense. The bike is bit higher now, and the kickstand length hasn’t changed, so..

I just don’t know if I should be concerned or not. Easy enough for me to carry a small wood block to throw under the kickstand, but is that overkill? A longer kickstand is the right solution, but is that an option?

You can see it here. It looks and feels worse in real life.

How strong is that kickstand?




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Just saw this after posting my message.

I like the look (goes with my floorboards) and it’s not expensive. Adjustable length, too.

Anyone have experience with something like this?



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The most cost effective way to deal with this is to remove the sidestand, grab a giant crescent wrench, clamp it on the tab the sidestand mounts to, and bend it. NOT MUCH, seriously just push on it until you can see it move and then try it out. 5 - 10 degrees difference on that tab will solve your problems.
 
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