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has anyone tried permanently adding some height to the gl 1800 center stand to bring the valk up a bit further off the ground ? like some welds added to the area of where it sits on the ground and, filing the welds to the shape it was previously only higher now .
 

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A long time ago, on my 99 Valk Std I had put on a center stand that came off my wife's Wing when she triked it. It did not raise the bike enough to allow the rear tire to move. One time I was having my Wrench take off my final drive to have it chromed, and I told him "Raise the bike 1" in the rear". When I picked-up my Valk he had welded two large washers on the bottom of each stand leg. It was perfect in height but a little hard to raise. I was entering my 60's then and was getting weaker, I am sure a younger man would have had no trouble.
 

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yes, i was thinking it would be more difficult to put up , you need a sturdy shoe , once you put stand on the ground you put ALL your weight down on the kick stand lever, push your foot down with all your weight on the lifting leg and lift at the same time along with pulling up with your arm ,i have a gl1800 , i'm 67 ,with this method it goes right up, i'm sure the valk would be easier than the wing .thanks guys!
 

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I found a used Goldwing centerstand with free shipping for $45, but then spent $25 on the Honda OEM spacers and bolts (the bolt on the right side is reverse threaded), so not a killer deal. but it works great- - like others have said, it raises the back end so that my rear tire is about 1mm off the floor- put a half-inch piece of wood under the legs, and it raises the tire about 3/4 inch off the ground (do the trig...). The foot-lever doesn't work with the left-side muffler, so i take the centerstand off until needed. on an old V-max, i cut the foot-lever down just because i didn't like it sticking out. could probably do that with the Valkyrie. i know this doesn't help much, but i needed one more post to be able to PM someone about something else..
 

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I found a used Goldwing centerstand with free shipping for $45, but then spent $25 on the Honda OEM spacers and bolts (the bolt on the right side is reverse threaded), so not a killer deal. but it works great- - like others have said, it raises the back end so that my rear tire is about 1mm off the floor- put a half-inch piece of wood under the legs, and it raises the tire about 3/4 inch off the ground (do the trig...). The foot-lever doesn't work with the left-side muffler, so i take the centerstand off until needed. on an old V-max, i cut the foot-lever down just because i didn't like it sticking out. could probably do that with the Valkyrie. i know this doesn't help much, but i needed one more post to be able to PM someone about something else..

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