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I'm 5'1" and my inseam is very short so I had to have the bike lowered in order for me to touch more than just tippy toe. However with that being said, because they lowered it the kickstand now makes it sit a little more vertical instead of leaning like it should. Can you all lead me to some places that have modified kick stands that would be shorter so it's not so vertical? Just a reference so you can see what it looks like.



 

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Some companies sell aftermarket kickstands that are adjusteable. Maybe look into one of those? I wouldn't modify the stock kick stand just because when you go to sell it you'll probably want to adjust it back to stock ride height.
 

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I'm 5'1" and my inseam is very short so I had to have the bike lowered in order for me to touch more than just tippy toe. However with that being said, because they lowered it the kickstand now makes it sit a little more vertical instead of leaning like it should. Can you all lead me to some places that have modified kick stands that would be shorter so it's not so vertical? Just a reference so you can see what it looks like.



Did you find a good kick stand? We lowers my wife’s bike by 2 inches so we need a new one.
 

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That isn't a kickstand.....

Anyway the easiest way is to simply cut an inch off the kickstand as close to the foot as possible. You can either weld it back if you know how, or simply JB weld it back otherwise. If the angle of the cut is done correctly there will be very little force on the foot so the JB weld will be enough to hold it.
 

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Sorry, saw your headline and immediately thought of the single greatest video game of all time with Soundgarden singing the official song. Kickstand - Road Rash
 

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That isn't a kickstand.....

Anyway the easiest way is to simply cut an inch off the kickstand as close to the foot as possible. You can either weld it back if you know how, or simply JB weld it back otherwise. If the angle of the cut is done correctly there will be very little force on the foot so the JB weld will be enough to hold it.
Sorry, my English is not very good, maybe I understand it wrong.
I saw that he wanted to reduce the height of bike's seat. Replacing the shorter part can reduce the height of bike's seat. The seat height can be reduced by 2cm.
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Sorry, my English is not very good, maybe I understand it wrong.
I saw that he wanted to reduce the height of bike's seat. Replacing the shorter part can reduce the height of bike's seat. The seat height can be reduced by 2cm.
Nice lowering link. Love the green color!
 
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