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How to Adjust Side-stand Lever

Mayakovski

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Hello All;

Quick question, I find that the lever on my V7 III Anniversario tucks so close to the muffler that I cannot deploy it while seated. I have to get off the bike and then wedge my toe onto it to push it down.

How can I adjust this to deploy while seated? The easiest thing it to bend the lever itself down a little but I have no idea how to do that with it being such a stout piece of steel.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks
 

Mayakovski

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Try slipping a stout ring spanner (wrench) at the point where you want it to bend. It might pay to remove it from the bike to do this, and if stubborn apply some heat.
Thanks for the idea. I will try this. I wonder if I could just epoxy a ring nut or something onto the lever to make it stand off the exhaust pipe just a little bit.
 

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How can I adjust this to deploy while seated? The easiest thing it to bend the lever itself down a little but I have no idea how to do that with it being such a stout piece of steel.
You pretty much cannot easily adjust it. I am quite certain you won't get it to bend without flame/torch heat, which will damage the finish, so that one is up to you. My recommendation is to replace the mufflers with a smaller one like the GTM GP Megs. ;) Then it super easy to get to.
 

Mayakovski

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You pretty much cannot easily adjust it. I am quite certain you won't get it to bend without flame/torch heat, which will damage the finish, so that one is up to you. My recommendation is to replace the mufflers with a smaller one like the GTM GP Megs. ;) Then it super easy to get to.
I do plan to get your GP Megs, but that is not in my budget this year. So I need to find a simple (cheap) solution for now.
 

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I do plan to get your GP Megs, but that is not in my budget this year. So I need to find a simple (cheap) solution for now.
Understood, I was joking really. There’s no easy fix for this. A very clunky but easily reversible solution would be to slide a piece of thick rubber (gas line or eq) hose over the arm and let it hang out and extra inch or two.
 

andyalp

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Hello All;

Quick question, I find that the lever on my V7 III Anniversario tucks so close to the muffler that I cannot deploy it while seated. I have to get off the bike and then wedge my toe onto it to push it down.

How can I adjust this to deploy while seated? The easiest thing it to bend the lever itself down a little but I have no idea how to do that with it being such a stout piece of steel.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks

I adjusted mine by putting the side stand down holding the weight of the bike and then putting a 3 ft long 3/4" steel pipe over the offending lever and bend it slightly forward to suit.
 

sib

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In my experience, if the side stand boot hook is too close to the muffler, the problem is that the muffler isn't positioned correctly. If you loosen the muffler by the hanger bolts and slip-on clamp, you can rotate it enough to move it away from the hook, then tighten it up again. Of course if the hook got bent in a bike drop or spill, this solution may not work and you'll have to force the hook back to its original bend.
 

Mayakovski

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OK, I checked and the muffler is positioned correctly. I did have a thought, I could attach a 2-piece lock ring to the lever and position that to keep the lever itself off the muffler a bit allowing just enough extra room for my toe to connect properly with the end of the lever.

Something like a small version of this: Any suggestions where I could find a small version of this?
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V7 Dreaming

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I once bought used sidestand from crashed bike and found it bent and hit muffer when undeployed
I put steel pipe on (Don't forget to protect the finishing)lever and bend it out a little while sidestand deployed.
It is not best way but it's work.
 
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