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Finding the kick stand ......

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  1. SS1635
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    Seems odd, considering the research that went into the Raiders design, that they dropped the ball on something so critical. What's with that over site .... did no one in the development dept. ever have to use the kick stand? Try as I might, I can't find the sucker with my foot and usually end up bending over to set it in place. I can see why others are complaining about the rubber bumper falling off so often

    Is it just me ............. or do others find this annoying as h#!!
    I know there are add ons that will remedy the problem, but they're butt ugly. And about the time I go to the expense to have the OE stand modded & re chromed someone will come out with one, or Yamaha will see the error of their ways & issue a recall ( I'm not holding my breath on this likelihood ).

    What's your opinion .............. and should we maybe send this gripe to Yamaha? Strength in numbers you know!!!

  2. gkflazh
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    Maybe this happened to you and you don't know it.

    See this post:

    Final Drive Alignment?

  3. Kremer901
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    I think your tripping dude. Ive only had mine 1000 miles and just know where its by now. I think youll get used to it just take a deep breath lol. Ive had bikes that were definitely harder to find the kickstand.

  4. matcruser
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    I have NO trouble putting mine down without even looking. I did glue my rubber bumper in place to avoid any trouble in the futeure,

  5. lifemin240
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    I can find mine no problem. Do not have to look down. Did your rubber bumper fall off? Once you know the spot it is automatic.

  6. DiezelHok
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    I don't have any problems with mine either. It is an automatic thing when I park my bike.

  7. kman
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    I could have written this post with the exception of a Warrior rather than a Raider. Sound like it has been figured out for the Raider, I'm still using my hand on my Warrior.

  8. rate18
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    I'm still having trouble with mine, but I only have 100 miles on the bike, and I'm coming off a 750 Magna, which is completely different. I'm sure I'll get used to it shortly.

  9. SS1635
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    Your feed back is appreciated, I must have two right feet. I can't get that dad gum thing down without doing battle with it. The dealer tells me numerous others have had same complaint. And yes the rubber bumper is intact.

    If I use an aggressive heel technique I can eventually get that sucker, but I think over time I run the risk of doing damage to the surrounding chrome. It must just be us knuckle dragger's

  10. lifemin240
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    I know it took me a bit to get the trick. I was used to hitting my old one with the toe or side of my foot. This one is definitely a "turn your foot outward and hit it straight on with your heel" affair. Once I got that it is pretty automatic.

  11. zdewo47
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    Seems odd, considering the research that went into the Raiders design, that they dropped the ball on something so critical. What's with that over site .... did no one in the development dept. ever have to use the kick stand? Try as I might, I can't find the sucker with my foot and usually end up bending over to set it in place. I can see why others are complaining about the rubber bumper falling off so often Is it just me ............. or do others find this annoying as h#!!I know there are add ons that will remedy the problem, but they're butt ugly. And about the time I go to the expense to have the OE stand modded & re chromed someone will come out with one, or Yamaha will see the error of their ways & issue a recall ( I'm not holding my breath on this likelihood ).What's your opinion .............. and should we maybe send this gripe to Yamaha? Strength in numbers you know!!!
    I thought that it sucked too all I was doing was scratching everything around the kickstand area so what I did I drilled a small at the end of the lever and installed one of my small spikes there,they are 1" high now its real easy to find my kickstand and I do not scratch anything.And it looks pretty good.I like my spikes on my bikes and this really works great.I put locktight on the threads and that was it.

  12. FinkerTikhd
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    I have no problem whatsoever with it, don't even have to look.
    For what it's worth, I get it with my heel...toes pointed out.

  13. dheohiomige
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    I could have written this post with the exception of a Warrior rather than a Raider. Sound like it has been figured out for the Raider, I'm still using my hand on my Warrior.
    Totally agree here.. The raider does Roll forward easier on a down slope with the stand down which is dangerous..

    Kuryakyn and Barons sells a extension that will make it easier to find..

  14. boedzaind
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    Since I have never had a bike before, I find it easy to get the stand down. Maybe it's because I'm a newbie, but I have no complaints about the bike at all. I don't even know what to complain about.

  15. rate18
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    I think I know what some of the problems may be... anyhow, they were issues for me right away. With my old bike, I'd lower the kick stand by finding the end of it and placing it down (Magna). That's how it was designed.

    By habit I started doing that with the Raider and had trouble getting it. Since then, I have been kicking it out by placing my heel on the flange of the kickstand mid-point, rather than reaching all the way back, and that seems to work much better.

  16. redki
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    Kuryakyn does make a "kickstand extension" for hard to reach kickstands.

  17. FinkerTikhd
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    I think I know what some of the problems may be... anyhow, they were issues for me right away. With my old bike, I'd lower the kick stand by finding the end of it and placing it down (Magna). That's how it was designed.By habit I started doing that with the Raider and had trouble getting it. Since then, I have been kicking it out by placing my heel on the flange of the kickstand mid-point, rather than reaching all the way back, and that seems to work much better.
    Ahhh, interesting observation!
    Yes, I do the same and have no issues

  18. yjmmjyajmez
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    I must have lost my stopper from day one without realizing it, since I have had a problem getting my stand down, and it made a clacking sound when I got it up (ok, that sounds a bit perverted)I just put a rubber stopper on from Ace hardware with a sheet metal screw and its fine now.

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