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    Kickstand mod with chrome bass knob

    I've been reading posts of people doing kickstand mods to help get the stand down. I don't have a problem when I'm wearing my boot or sneakers but I have a super hard time getting the kickstand down with my work loafers and I hate reaching down to pull it by hand in front of my other biker friends at work so I decided to do my own mod.

    Since I've been playing bass for 18 years, I've got a few spare parts laying around the house!
    I decided to use this chrome volume knob I had that was still new in the package for at least 5 years:



    I went to my friends machine/tool shop and had a hole drilled in the kickstand and a 5/16-18 tread cut into the knob. Went to Ace and bought a steel alloy bolt to complete the setup. After a little blue loctite, this is what I have:



    My buddy asked me if I wanted to have the bolt counter sunk in the kickstand but I didn't have him do it because I wasn't sure what kind of bolt I would be using. It's not bad, but I might have him do it later down the road. Looks good up too. I'll get a picture of that later.

    The grip on the knob really helps with my slick loafers. No more bending over and pulling the kickstand out by hand for me!

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    I like it, you got that new hondaline windshield in the mail yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by showmevtx View Post
    I like it, you got that new hondaline windshield in the mail yet?
    FedEx tried to deliver it today but it required a signature.

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    That looks pretty cool.

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    Nice, that knob would make a hell of a hidden key.

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    Nice job. I been wanting to do mine.
    ride on !!!!!

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    Does it tear up your shoe?

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    good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammo Man View Post
    Nice, that knob would make a hell of a hidden key.
    I know! I have 1 knob left exactly like this. I just might do that!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderdan2000 View Post
    Does it tear up your shoe?
    Nope, not at all. Now it may be a different story after doing it 1000 time! LOL

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    That is really cool,and easy!

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