homemade rear kickstand?

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  1. Ruby478

    Ruby478 New Member

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    does anyone know how to make a rear kickstand thats can handle a good amount of weight and doesnt cost alot
     
  2. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Depends. How much weight are you talking about? Weight of the bike or weight of the bike with a rider on it? Cost depends on whether you can make it yourself or have to have it made.
    SB
     
  3. Ruby478

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    im talking heavy duty stand like 350lb max
     
  4. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Well, that's beyond what I can make. I'm guessing your a big fellow, but curious why you would sit on the bike while it is on its stand, to start the motor somehow? Anyway, I think you would need to make one from solid steel, welded up and might even need to beef up the attachment points at the area of the dropouts.
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    Use BMX handle bars cut and attached at eh rear drop outs, BMX bars are pretty heavy duty even on cheap bikes so the are easy to come by, and they would offer nice stability, but maybe a little wide.
     
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    Got a pic handy? I need something like that.
     
  7. Ruby478

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    im 5'11 and 260lb, i like walks on the beach lol jk XD , but yeah it would just be a way to start the motor, ive heard a jack shaft would work to start the motor but idk know crap about those
     
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    I should have a pic shortly, working on it for my bike.
     
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    Really like where this is going. I have been wondering about this for a good while. On my daily rider, have a center stand and is awesome. Makes working on em easy except any thing to do with the front end. As always, looking forward to your thoughts.

    When I was a lil kid in the Bronx, the local Chinese restaurant had these bikes with huge front baskets and front wheel kickstands. Thinking about it now, might have been Worksman bikes. But even then was fascinated with the kickstands. Uber simple things, spring loaded. I have looked and looked but can't find a pic of em. Even asked at the at the Worksman factory. Could be made to work front or rear.

    Wood, Ferball, your mission, if you choose to accept it...Design the perfect MB Kickstand! This post will self destruct in 5 seconds snork
     

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