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wncrider

BLZ2DWL - I thought at first you were wrong but you might have a point! In looking at the side stand and the video (the video give me a better view than laying on my back in the garage! 😀), it might just work. If the guard can be bent just a bit, the side stand could drop out with both the hex bolts in.

 

Worth a try! At this point, I have no options other than riding to borrow a bike lift or laying the bike over on its side to partially remove the center stand. Can't vary well loosen the center stand to remove the side stand and leave nothing holding up the bike! 

 

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We've had a bunch of requests for a Camel Toe replacement kick stand for the T7. People have be asking for shorter versions for lowered bikes and longer versions for bikes with taller aftermarket susp

We're testing it with a higher rate springs... that stock one is terrible. The one we have on our shop bike now was made with a 50% higher spring rate. We're still fine tuning though. No issues at

If you've been waiting for the new spring before ordering your sidestand, today is your lucky day! They are here and are ready to ship!

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BLZ2DWL

Just be careful to line up the tab on the switch with the hole in the sidestand. Thats probably going to be the hardest part with this technique. Otherwise, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Remove spring, remove bolt holding on switch, remove nut on front of stand, remove bolt from rear of stand, wiggle stand out. 

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I’ll try this later, thanks for the suggestion. Dealing with the lack of a lift and a minor mishap with the bike while doing this in the garage, got me working on a setup to use my joists and tie down straps to rig a suspension to hold the bike up as a safety backup system. Better than it falling over on me! 😳

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Gun Pup

For the spring on the side stand, extend it and start sliding pennies into the opened gaps all the way up.  Then collapse it and it will stay extended and be easy to remove. 

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I installed mine yesterday. I dropped the skid plate to make it easier.

 

On the rear 10mm bolt, I used a 10mm Allen socket with a 10mm box end for the rear bolt as the shock linkage (as mentioned above) wouldn't allow my ratchet to connect to the socket and fit in thee space, so I did the same thing as Cory with the box wrench over the 10mm allen. I then took a rubber mallet (not a hammer) and whacked the box wrench to break the bolt loose then got it out easily by hand the rest of the way.

 

On the front, there was just enough room to get the socket with the ratchet in, so was easier. added some fresh Red-Loctite and RE-INSTALLED them by hand and ran them in with the socket and box wrench until snug then used the rubber mallet again to get some torque on those bolts.

 

The spring wasn't all that tuff to install. I used a spring puller and got it on easily. Remember to pull the spring  on with the stand up and not down! The stock spring was UBER easy to remove!

 

I rolled my bike into a front wheel chalk then used a swing arm stand/lift to hold the bike level and captured while I worked on it.

 

Oh yeah, if you do use a mallet to "whack" a wrench, do not use the ratcheting box wrench for that! That ratcheting system in those box wrenches are not designed for that kind of force and you can break them. I used my old school Sears solid box wrench's for "HAMMER" DUTY. You can't  destroy them tools from the 60's!

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Well, I finally got mine on. Removing the side stand switch by bending up the tin protection did not work. The rectangular connection at the top prevents it from coming through. So after multiple hours trying to avoid removing the OEM center stand, I gave up and took it off and loosened the left side bracket to make room for the 10 mm allen socket. 

 

And was done is less than 2o minutes! Should have just done it to start with. 😳

 

Side stand installation went pretty good. The 10 mm Allen bolts came off without too much effort and while reinstallation was a little fiddlely for a ham-fisted mechanic like me, it was not too bad. Pleased with it, although I am currently using the stock spring. When the replacement springs get in, I will put that on but meantime, I can use the bike!

 

And while the center stand is off, I will be taking it to a local fabrication shop to shorten it an inch for my new shortened suspension. It would sort of work in the garage but in the real world, no way. 

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39 minutes ago, wncrider said:

Well, I finally got mine on. Removing the side stand switch by bending up the tin protection did not work. The rectangular connection at the top prevents it from coming through. So after multiple hours trying to avoid removing the OEM center stand, I gave up and took it off and loosened the left side bracket to make room for the 10 mm allen socket. 

 

And was done is less than 2o minutes! Should have just done it to start with. 😳

 

Side stand installation went pretty good. The 10 mm Allen bolts came off without too much effort and while reinstallation was a little fiddlely for a ham-fisted mechanic like me, it was not too bad. Pleased with it, although I am currently using the stock spring. When the replacement springs get in, I will put that on but meantime, I can use the bike!

 

And while the center stand is off, I will be taking it to a local fabrication shop to shorten it an inch for my new shortened suspension. It would sort of work in the garage but in the real world, no way. 

You said the switch connection prevented its removal, but did the switch need to be removed in order to drop the stock stand and replace it? Could you have replaced the stand and maintained the switch using this process?

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2 hours ago, BLZ2DWL said:

You said the switch connection prevented its removal, but did the switch need to be removed in order to drop the stock stand and replace it? Could you have replaced the stand and maintained the switch using this process?

Short answer, no. I tried bending the metal switch guard to the point the switch should have come out but closer inspection showed there was not enough gap for the top part of the switch to come through. 
 

I suppose you might have been able to fit a wrench in between the switch and side stand bracket but it was too tight for my skills. Turns out, removing the center stand was much easier. After rigging a strap to the floor joist to keep the bike upright! 

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20 hours ago, David Adams said:

 Can anyone give a review on this product ? 
cheers 

 

 

I thought I had already - It's a lot more sturdy than the stock, which flexed on me, the larger foot is nice, and I thought it was pretty easy to install. 

 

Not too much else to say, its typical high-quality Camel gear, high quality, it's a kickstand 🙂 

 

Mike

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I agree with MikeCMP. I got the shorter version and it’s stout! The bigger foot will be handy in soft conditions. I do not worry about climbing on the peg to mount up now.

 

Installation would have been easy if I had just taken off the OEM center stand to start with instead of trying to avoid it! 😒

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If you've been waiting for the new spring before ordering your sidestand, today is your lucky day! They are here and are ready to ship!

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On 3/9/2021 at 1:01 PM, David Adams said:

 Can anyone give a review on this product ? 
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Yep. Badass kickstand! 

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