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pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« on: June 22, 2015, 01:02:55 pm »
Pics of the adj lowering link installed and adj side stand and added mirrors
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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 07:48:16 am »
That looks like Soupy's side stand. Be careful. The contact footprint (1.8 sq. in.) (11.6 sq. c.) is less than half that of the TT (3.8 sq. in.) (24.5 sq. c.). And, since it is curved on the bottom and not flat like the TT's, the effective surface is even less.

Part of my driveway is compacted gravel. Causes no problem with my TT or any of my bikes. But Soupy's stand cut into the surface with ease. Almost dropped the bike.

Asked Soupy (Mike) about it and he said all their stands are copied from the CBR600RR. Seriously? :435:   Our TT weighs almost 300 lbs. (136 kg.) more than the CBR600RR. He said the oversized foot is recommended for heavier bikes like the TT and the Concours, but I checked his website and unless it's been changed recently it's not "recommended" only listed as a "related" item.

I'd strongly recommend that you get his oversized foot. Think about an unavoidable stop on any softer surface.  :430:

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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 11:35:20 pm »
Thank you DARBY,, I will try and find that option on their site.  I had already decided I was going to have a welder do something to increase that foot print. I always carry a little foot pad to put under whatever I am riding.. I had a wing sink into a the hot asphalt in Florida  took 5 of us to work it back out while we heated the black top back up with a torch
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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2015, 12:04:36 am »
Darby,  I found the add on foot puck   ordered it  Thank you
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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2015, 01:26:25 am »
When you wash it do a visual of the adjustable links as well, some have broken in the past as reported on other forums.  Probably has been corrected by now, but worth a look occasionally.  It has been quite some time since I visited any sites with anything detrimental to report, and it is nice to have adjustability.
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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 07:50:45 am »
Kniterider, I too carry a larger support in the cockpit storage box. Note that the oversize foot is slightly smaller than the TT's foot (3.5 sq. in. vs. 3.8 sq. in.). So we still may need that extra support we're carrying.

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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 12:18:59 pm »
An empty coke can can be used in an emergency on soft ground if you compress it down into a flat circle, but also don't forget the tarmac they use in the uk can go soft if we ever get a hot summer. :745:
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Re: pics of adj sidestand & adj ride height
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 02:43:57 pm »
Soft asphalt is a problem everywhere for motorcycle sidestands.  One of those things we just have to deal with.  I had sidestand foot add-ons on both my BMW's.  Still waiting for someone to come up with one for the Trophy.
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