YAMAHA CHOPPER PROJECT
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2006/04/20:

Kickstand from Hotmatch Customs. I drew out a plan for a bare-bones minimalist stand that I could have made myself (knockoff)...but then I decided if there's anywhere on the bike to splurge, to go with a proven designed part, it's on the thing that keeps the bike standing upright and unsmashed.

I would have ended up with an external spring anyway, I wouldn't have been fancy enough to make an internal mechanism.

The only trick is picking a good lean angle, making sure to check the lean with the wheel turned either way. The bike has a fair amount of trail, so it leans more with the wheel to the left, and barely at all to the right. It should be good for parking on hills.


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