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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone else have serious quams about the kickstands on their CC's? I have a 2013, and the thing doesn't seem to angle nearly enough to make me feel confident. I've tipped the bike once, and almost a two more times because the kickstand was a few degree off from fully extended, or flexed back after putting it on the ground, etc.

Anyone else have this issue, or buy/do anything to increase the angle/length of it for better support? Another 10-15 would have it done it wonders.
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I've got a 13XCT and I think it works good compared to a few other bikes I've seen. I've never had a problem, but I park on concrete or use a puck most times on dirt or asphalt. Have you given it a serious eyeball to determine if you have a bend or some other obstruction? I hope you can find a suitable solution. You should add your location and bike info to your signature line. Have a good day.

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are you saying it doesn't lean over far enough or are you saying it stands the bike to straight up and down

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Try the stand on the HD Streetglide and then you will know insecurity!
Vic's stand is designed to retract if you ride off with it down,
Try it it works.
Downside is if it's not 100% down it may flip back up!
That's a fact, I've personally made the mistake of not having fully engaged my stand and got off the bike thinking the stand was down!
Bike hit the deck!
Make sure your Victory stand is fully engaged and you won't have a problem
The HD I rode for 24 hrs last week gave no feeling of security at all, it allowed the bike to rock around.
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Does anyone else have serious quams about the kickstands on their CC's? I have a 2013, and the thing doesn't seem to angle nearly enough to make me feel confident. I've tipped the bike once, and almost a two more times because the kickstand was a few degree off from fully extended, or flexed back after putting it on the ground, etc.

Anyone else have this issue, or buy/do anything to increase the angle/length of it for better support? Another 10-15 would have it done it wonders.
Are you running with 0 PSI in your shock? If so, you might want to add some air to it, and see whether you like the angle then.

I typically have about 35 PSI in the shock, and the bike seems fine on the sidestand, either with the front wheel straight or turned left full lock (which will let the bike lean over a bit more). For me, I wouldn't want the bike leaned over any more, because for an old guy it can be a handful to get upright.

Oh, one more thing. Your bike isn't lowered, is it?
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Are you running with 0 PSI in your shock? If so, you might want to add some air to it, and see whether you like the angle then.



I typically have about 35 PSI in the shock, and the bike seems fine on the sidestand, either with the front wheel straight or turned left full lock (which will let the bike lean over a bit more). For me, I wouldn't want the bike leaned over any more, because for an old guy it can be a handful to get upright.



Oh, one more thing. Your bike isn't lowered, is it?

35 psi????? You must be a big fella!!!!
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My bike is lowered 1.5" with a 21" front wheel. 5 psi in the rear shock and is rock solid in the kickstand. Leaned over probably 10-15 degrees which is just right. I have parked in gravel, grass, you name it never had an issue of any sorts. I bought the shortened kickstand put it on and immediately removed it. The thing was leaned over like my old Triumph and felt like it was going to tip. It was also a bitch to stand up while standing beside it.
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Dashbarron....Take the above advice, especially airing up your rear shock to a minimum of 25 psi, 30 would be better. Always park in first gear. Not doing so only invites a tipover. The only time my bike is not parked in gear is in my garage. Oh, and if you expect us to help you, help us by completing your profile (city & state) and signature (bike + mods).

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The HD I rode for 24 hrs last week gave no feeling of security at all, it allowed the bike to rock around.

I understand the uneasiness when not knowing about a H-D kickstand, but they actually lock in place. You can grab the front wheel and pull them and the kickstand will hold. It does come down and give the appearance of it isn't stable, but it really is.

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Oh, and I run zero air in my shock, with no kickstand issues.


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