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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-26-2008, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am surprised to say the least that Honda has yet to make some specific changes to the extremely small kickstand that is responsible for keep the 1800 Wing upright. The foot of the stand is dangerous in that it quickly drills its way into any porous surface and then goes the Wing. If you carry along a pad to allow prevent the stand from digging into whatever surface you are parking on, you have to be a good shot to position the pad. Furthermore, if you have floor boards, you have to raise the board to access the very small stand. With the superb Wing that the guys turn out in Ohio, surely there is a solution to the size, access, stability and appearnce that they can make to this great machine. There's not really an OEM stand that works with the floorboards. The stand will not position properly when not in use-the floor boards prevent the proper position and, as a result, when you are cornering, the stand drags.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2008, 01:54 PM
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I agree with that. The footprint area of the stand could be made much bigger and still be out of the way when the stand is up so our jeans don't snag it.
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Not only that ..as mu h as these wings got gizmo's on them anyway, how about a button that activates the stand from up to down and visa versa?
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Not only that ..as mu h as these wings got gizmo's on them anyway, how about a button that activates the stand from up to down and visa versa?
E-YOW more buttons and wires?

Is there room left for, . . . the bike?

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2011, 09:47 AM
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They do make a chrome aftermarket sidestand that has a very large footprint to keep it from sinking into the hot pavement.
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I personally do not trust side stand very often. I use the center stand 99% of the time. Just can't seem to grasp the idea of 800+lbs. resting on that little bitty thing.

If your not sure, just WING it.
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I use the side stand a lot for short term parking. Also when it is windy I prefer the side stand as it keeps the bike more stable. The foot area could do with being a bit bigger, mine has sunk into hit tar a few times and Ben a real bugger to get back out.

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Rivco Sidestand Pad

I put a Rivco sidestand pad on mine.

http://wingstuff.com/products/27812-...?from_search=1

Perfect fix. Simple. Easy.

No more sinking sidestand.

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