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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Kickstand Woes

Just puttin this out there as a question....

Does anyone else have a problem on the 2012 CC (or any year CC or CCT for that matter) with the kickstand being difficult to get out?

I'm 5'5" with stubby legs , and when I put the stand out I can only get it to go about halfway due to the limited reach, then I have to move my foot back along the length of the kickstand and continue pushing it out, all the while trying to keep it from springing back up.
And on top of that, it doesn't have very positive spring pressure keeping it out, it actually springs back about an inch from it's fully extended stop position. The weight of the bike keeps it against the stop.

So is mine weird, or typical? All my previous bikes (metrics) put the stand within easy reach and were well sprung both going up and down.


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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 08:44 PM
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Yeah, had the same issue with mine. Decided to buy and install this extension I purchased from NOEMTZ. Much easier to find and extend out all the way now.
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I don't have a problem with extending it out (long legs) but have more trouble trying to get my foot on it to extend it down. I think one of those extensions will be on my bike in the future.

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I put the Kuryakn universal extenstion on. Much easier.

http://www.kuryakyn.com/Products/906...tand-Extension

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I have a 28" inseam so I do the same as you. Push it down, reposition and push the rest of the way. I have been doing it for two years on two different XCs so I really don't notice that I am having trouble any more. It's second nature.

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Do Victory's have locking kick stands like on Harleys? With my bike (HD), the kickstand locks once fully extended, preventing the bike from rolling forward. Handy when parked on inclines.
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Do Victory's have locking kick stands like on Harleys? With my bike (HD), the kickstand locks once fully extended, preventing the bike from rolling forward. Handy when parked on inclines.
Nope. Patented.

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I have a 2012 XCT and I think it leans over much farther on the side stand than is necessary. Just wondering if "they all do that" or if mind has a problem. In the garage I often park it with a piece of 2X6 under the stand so it stands up straighter and takes less space. A little worried about doing that over the winter, if a tire goes down I'm not sure it will remain standing. Leans over much farther than my RSV.

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I have a 2012 XCT and I think it leans over much farther on the side stand than is necessary. Just wondering if "they all do that" or if mind has a problem. In the garage I often park it with a piece of 2X6 under the stand so it stands up straighter and takes less space. A little worried about doing that over the winter, if a tire goes down I'm not sure it will remain standing. Leans over much farther than my RSV.
I have the opposite feeling
I am sometimes worried its not leaned over enough and that a slight bump against it will send it over on its right side. My Star 950 leans over atleast 3-4 degrees more, maybe more just a guess.

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I have the opposite feeling
I am sometimes worried its not leaned over enough and that a slight bump against it will send it over on its right side. My Star 950 leans over atleast 3-4 degrees more, maybe more just a guess.


Especially when parked on the side of the road, the road cross-slope always works against me, decreasing the lean angle. Less lean angle makes the bike prone to fall - think of big trucks and the air pressure change from high to low as the truck flies by... that can push the bike over when it's close to being vertical.

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