My friend tried two different adjustable length kickstands and neither worked. He added a kickstand pad that helps the bike stand up a little more straight. I wanted to cut a hockey puck and attach it to the bottom of the pad but he wouldn't let me.
I cut mine, and added a 3/4" section. The kickstand is hollow steel, and I found some tubing that matched, plus a smaller tube that fit inside so it stayed centered. Had the welders fuse it all together, then ground the welds and had it powder coated. Maybe find a local welder, and offer him $50 to do it, then rattle can it to gloss, or satin black, whichever you prefer.
Similar experience to RC51V-2 but i scribed 2 lines down both sides of the stand, then cut it using an angle grinder and got a welder to place a threaded bar down the centre leaving 3/4” showing and weld both sections to the threaded bar. He filled in the space between both sections with weld and when cool grinded them down.
I painted it and it is impossible to tell it was not this way originally
Mounted up the blackbird sidestand today and it definitely does work. Bike sits perfect. I'm not crazy about the crossover with the spring, but it definitely does work.
Thanks again for the pictures 2muchblue.
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