One too many adventures…

One too many mis-adventures for The Dragon I guess…

These are a pair of rather hefty steel kickstand brackets…a broken one and the replacement…
Out of all the things I’ve smacked, worn out, bent, etc on that bike…this thing is not one I would expect to damage…

NOT something I’d expect to break…twice…

And I’m not sure whether to be proud or ashamed…this will be the second time I’ve had to change it. (There’s well over 200,000 miles on this machine).

I’m pretty sure I know what mis-adventure pranged the first one…this one though…no clue.

I’ve paid the required blood price…

It’s a bear to change too…(made worse by my center-stand and quad horns racked under there).

Got it apart Monday evening after work. No small feat…the main bolts through the frame are an interference fit with the swing arm…and removing that is well beyond what I wanted to do for this project…so I had to grind a 17mm box end wrench to get it on to the left-side bolt. Sheesh…

Between the cursing and the bleeding…I’d had enough for tonight. I’ll put her back together Tuesday after work…I’ve paid the required blood price to the Valk gods…so it should go together nicely…

That’s my theory at least.

I’ll see you on the road!

CUAgain,
Daniel Meyer

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