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I think I could build something similar for under 200.00 but want some input.
 

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Dumb newbie question time: can this hurt the kickstand? I ask because turning my bike around (something I have to do every time I put the bike back into the garage) is a royal pain. Truly Austin Powers golf cart-esque.

Yet I don't want to damage anything on the bike, least of all the kickstand.
 

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My BMW had a center stand and I use to lean it over a bit and just spin it 180 and drive straight out the garage :)

Did that for 20 years and the center stand was still fine.

The SV I use reverse ... my 2 flat feet :)
 

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If the kickstand will support bike and rider for around 600 lbs, then will it not support 400 lbs? Doesn't make sense.
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Yes it does. The kickstand was not designed to support a bike and rider. It was designed to keep the bike from falling over ; AND
the geometry (leverage) of the loading force changes with pitch; AND
Dynamic loads > static loads.
 

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I try to never sit on a bike and expect the kickstand to hold me and the bike. I just don't think it was meant for that.
 

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Same here. But I,ve searched to find collapsing side stand from any make and could not find any.

With US legalities you know Suzuki built a side side stand to handle two day 200 lbs ,mericans.

Pivot away!

Or else get a center stand. :)


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I try to never sit on a bike and expect the kickstand to hold me and the bike. I just don't think it was meant for that.
 

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If you have enough room to put those contraptions in front of your bike, roll it on, and turn it around, shouldn't you also have enough room to do a ~5 point U turn? What about going backwards until space opens up.

A lot of money for a specialized task and a lot of dead metal to store all other times that you're not using it.
 
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