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Hi. I need a little help please on a couple of things.

Firstly im hoping to buy an adaptor to stop the side stand from springing back up but im struggling to find one marked ST2. Could anyone advise me if the stands shared with another model or.poiny me in the right direction (im based in the uk if that helps)

Secondly, i have lowered the height of the bike and now have a perfect ride height however the stands to long and the bike stands far to upright. I would like to avoid cutting and welding it if at all possible so again does anyone know a shorter option that i could use instead?

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Custom your stand.

#1-I have never heard of any Adapter to stop the kickstand from springing back ! That's why there's a spring on it to hold it up and spring back..#2 buy a used ST-2,3 0r 4 stand and cut it and weld it then have it powder coated as there are no short stands for your lower Ducati bike...The st's are all 1-size in length..:)
 

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Thanks jet057. Useful info on the range being the same. Yeah there are adaptors that bolt on to hold them whilst operating but still allow the spring to take the stand back up when moved with foot.
Im sure if you search for suicide stand you will find mention to them.

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Curious on how you Lowered the St..

Curious on how you lowered your ST,can you share your info w/ me and some pics for us ST'ers....Thank You sir
 

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It's been a while, but if I recall there's a knob that rides on a metal connector between the kickstand spring and frame. You can hacksaw the knob off, and the kickstand will work like a normal one. I think the problem is that since the ST2 had the auto retracting stand, it didn't have a safety switch. If you do this mod, it'll be easy to ride off with your stand down.
 

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Early ST's had a suicide stand, completely different to later models, but if you can get one off 99 on-wards you can fit it.
Show us a photo of what you've got and I can show you a 2003 side stand.

Craig
 

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Sorry for the lateness in replying guys. For one reason or another ive been unable to photo anything. Holidays, work and british weather lol!

Basically though i removed one of the nuts from the Rear shock linkage pushrod and rebuilt it. Im 5 foot 6 and it meant the difference between tip toes / front 3rd of foot being on the floor to half - 2/3's foot on the floor which i found a great advantage in confidence with the weight of the bike. Going from 250cc commuter to this was a big step up weight wise!

You probably know this but one thread is opposite to normal
 

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So you have shortened the ride height rod, yes? And now you need a shorter side stand?

Have you dropped the front forks as well to try to retain some steering geometry?

Craig
 

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Yeah thats right.

Have changed front end. Having riden it i couldnt notice any difference really (other than being able to touch the floor better!)
 

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Sorry i meant to type i haven't changed the front end!
It must handle like a Harley, but if your happy that's the main thing.
Can you re-set the rear to the lowest setting and lower the front to achieve the same result but with better geometry?

Craig
 
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