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I built a doohicky to measure the weight on the kickstand to calculate how load-bearing the kickstand platform should be on my motorcycle turntable. I've gotten pretty consistent measurements. My bike is about 5 lbs heavier than stock and I had a half tank of fuel.

With the front wheel straight: 96.6 lbs (22% of stock curb weight).
With the front wheel turned all the way left: 92 lbs (21% of stock curb weight).

I can't explain why there is a difference. If anyone wants to see the turntable let me know.
 

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What is this turn table you speak of?


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It is a table, for turning purposes. It is called "motorcycle turntable" or "motorcycle lazy susan". Ya drive onto it and the bike can then pivot on the spot.
 

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seems like you're overthingking this. it's a bike not a tractor trailer. all you need is a plastic puck on the floor so you dont damage the concrete. then do the kickstand pivot thing.


the lean angle changes (and therefore force on the stand) when you turn the bars because the spot on which the tire sits moves
 

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seems like you're overthingking this. it's a bike not a tractor trailer. all you need is a plastic puck on the floor so you dont damage the concrete. then do the kickstand pivot thing.

the lean angle changes (and therefore force on the stand) when you turn the bars because the spot on which the tire sits moves
Turning the bike around in my shed with the turntable is significantly more convenient and faster than the kickstand trick. The turntable is a simple wooden object that turned out fine with little thought, so no overthinking here.

I see what you mean by the angle thing.
 
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