Author Topic: K100 sidestand  (Read 339 times)

Offline champ7fc

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K100 sidestand
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:11:40 PM »
I own a 1985 K100 RS and a 1987 K75S. I am not very happy with the lean angle when the bikes are on their side stands. Has anyone in the forum successfully come up with a way to add an extension to the side stand to make the bikes stand up at a less precarious angle, and if so how was it done ?
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Offline natalena

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 09:12:06 PM »
I'm in the process of shaping a hockey puck to mount onto the sidestand pad with a couple machine screws. It'll end up like Tom Cruise shoe lifts. Cheap at $0, since the puck is from a friend, and screws are re-use.
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 09:36:07 PM »
That sounds like a pretty good idea. 

Every time I start thinking a longer sidestand would be nice, I get stuck having to park with a slope going up to the left and wish it was a little shorter. 
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Offline natalena

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:09:02 AM »

Every time I start thinking a longer sidestand would be nice, I get stuck having to park with a slope going up to the left and wish it was a little shorter.

I was joking with a buddy about machining a set of sidestands of different lengths, that would flip out like a Swiss Army knife.
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Offline RobP

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 08:43:42 AM »
I don't like the lean angle either.  I've got a piece of 1/2" bar stock that I plan to cut into the same dimensions as the side stand plate, and then tack-weld it in place.
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 11:48:16 AM »
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I was joking with a buddy about machining a set of sidestands of different lengths, that would flip out like a Swiss Army knife.


How about one either side??
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 01:58:00 PM »
Regarding the extreme angle, was it intentional to lower the parked height of the seat so normal sized humans could swing a leg over without having to stand on a milk crate?
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 02:06:46 PM »
I used  slice of rubber boat roller. I had to counter sink the bolt holes and use washers in order to protect the heads and stop it pulling through.
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Offline natalena

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 06:24:54 PM »

How about one either side??

Can't resist ... how many brickers are old enough to remember actually using curb feelers? ;)
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Offline Laitch

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2018, 08:55:44 PM »
Can't resist ... how many brickers are old enough to remember actually using curb feelers? ;)
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 09:07:00 PM »
They were critical to keep from hitting the curb and knocking off your Porta-Walls.
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 12:35:20 AM »
I remember them but have never used them.  :oldguy:
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2018, 06:51:29 AM »
I remember them but have never used them.  :oldguy:
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Same here. Never had a vehicle that I needed them for.....
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2018, 10:13:20 AM »
Curb feelers and Porta Walls were how you showed how hip you were in the 50's.  Porta Walls was how you had white wall tires on your ride back when there was a hefty upcharge for the real thing.  They got their name from the fact you could move them from one set of tires to the next.   They were the finishing touch for your chopped and channeled '40's Packard or Mercury. 

You need to be pretty old to remember them, especially the Porta Walls that escaped and littered city streets near potholes.

http://www.portawallshop.com/?refreshed

They even have them for motos!!!
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Offline champ7fc

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2018, 06:10:11 PM »
Thank you for all the feedback. +1 on the curb feelers. The hockey puck idea sounds viable, I had considered that as I have many. My wife is a Newfie, we followed the AHL teams from Newfoundland for 25 years. I will give the hockey puck idea a go and see what happens. Thanks again, this forum is a valuable resource. You contributors have helped me to restore both of my bricks. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Craig
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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2018, 02:09:46 PM »
Can't resist ... how many brickers are old enough to remember actually using curb feelers? ;)

Not only do i remember curb feelers  (my dad had them on the old Dodge station wagon), i also remember window mounted evaporated coolers, pre proper automotive A/C.  Worked great in SoCal.   Cheers. Scott
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Offline natalena

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Re: K100 sidestand
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 08:32:07 PM »
My wife is a Newfie, we followed the AHL teams from Newfoundland for 25 years. I will give the hockey puck idea a go and see what happens.

Good luck on the project. As a sidebar, The puck is easily grinded down with a hand rasp and finished with a wire wheel or 80 grit. To keep it from getting water between the metal pad and puck, I used West 5200 Marine adhesive (only because it was sitting around and has short shelf life). Mine had to be contoured slightly to clear the Staintune exhaust. I haven't noticed a need to file grooves on the bottom for traction.
Cheers from a Capital's fan :)
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