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Old 03-28-2016, 10:06 AM
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Default Double Kickstand Recommendations

I am looking for recommendations for a good double leg kickstand. I purchased this kickstand..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ventura-Stee...YAAOSwLpdW96Il

And honestly its a weak piece of poo. It flexes a ton, and the legs don't go up very high when retracted. The kick stand legs will drag the ground when doing deep turns. I think I can modify the legs to go up higher, but I shouldn't have to do this. So I think I will just get another better built double kickstand.
What do you recommend?
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: Double Kickstand Recommendations

Whizzer kickstand..a lot stronger
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:55 AM
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Default Re: Double Kickstand Recommendations

There is one in the swap shop. I'm getting rid of it is probly the best they make for a bolt on!
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:18 PM
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Forgot about that one you had for sale!
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:21 AM
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I cant give any advice as I have tried 3 different Center stands and they are all pretty pathetic in being stable and they all hang angled and very low when lifted. So much... that they seem very dangerous if cornering too sharp. I was disappointed over and over. I would not bother buying a different one you most likely will just get the same problem with all of them. Better modify it if you can. mine hang within 2 inches of the ground and look like you forgot to put it up.
NOTE TO MFGs AND DEALERS: THESE CENTER STANDS ARE POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS when cornering. Also no instructions come with any that I purchased and I found that odd also. I was about to try the wavy one you bought Kite surfer to see if it was better but I see that one did not work either...
I simply do not understand these bike accessory engineers at times. Did you notice none of the companies show them in the retracted position installed on a bike. Hmmm. It would of been no harder or more expensive for them to make it so it lifts flat at a 90 degree angle. My kids Razor scooter has a better kick stand than one I can buy for a bike. The whizzer one would be great is it retracted all the way to a 90 degree angle when kicked up and its over twice the price so would like to know if it retracts at a full 90, that alone would make it worth it . So the question is what Bike center stands retract to 90 degrees...I would like to know also.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: Double Kickstand Recommendations

Here is a bad photo but it shows just how close these center stands are to scraping the ground. Yep this is fully up and looks like if I take it apart to modify it, I may never get it back together... or it will be super easy, but I will try this week.
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Old 03-29-2016, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: Double Kickstand Recommendations

I use a double which folds to the left side. Got mine from Staton Inc.

http://www.staton-inc.com/store/inde...=product&id=95
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: Double Kickstand Recommendations

I was intrigued by that one when I saw a video on you tube about it. Ill look at it again.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:11 AM
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I've tried a few and never found one I was happy with and finally made my own for less than $15 in materials
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:13 PM
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Yeah Ziptie, ive already had a close call on a tight corner, I felt the stand drag then it kicked the back tire up just a bit. The bike had a quick jerk then straightened up. It ended up bending the stand just a bit. I guess if were a better built stand, that back tire would have kicked all the way out.
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