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Get some timber slats of the thickness you propose to shorten the side stand. Run the bike up onto them and that will give a fair indication of the resultant lean angle.
 

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Mine was fine until I fitted lowered footrests, I rounded the end off a bit with a file and removed some metal from the pivot end so it came up a bit higher and closer to the frame. Even if you don’t have lowered pegs doing the same might work for you.

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With over 20k on the clock since I shorted my side stand 15mm no real issues at all and it's just about right. I'm happy with the lean angle now and it's no longer an issue. I also have a Winderlich wide foot with a thickness of 5mm but the side stand foot fits into the foot extender (if that makes sense) so in real terms, the side stand was shorted by 13mm.



If I need a lean angle say parking on an awkward camber before turning off the ignition I get off the bike and then switch off the ignition and that will raise the back end a touch.


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