a good welder should be able to match the material? it's not some exotic Italian steel or something, is it? ;-)Using blocks of wood as shims measure how much longer you want your stand to be. Then remove and take it to a competent welder. You can add a plate under the foot or just lengthen the shaft. Grind, prime, and paint,
Jeff in colorado
I had a welder add about 1 1/2" of bar stock to the center of the kick stand. It cost approximately $7,000. Plane ticket to Italy, expenses like rental car to track down that "special" I talian metal. I say approximately because he keeps sending me "updated" bills.a good welder should be able to match the material? it's not some exotic Italian steel or something, is it? ;-)
I've used the drdesmo kickstand foot on two bikes. Once installed it works very well. It's a bit of a pain to install because you have to drill a precise hole in the bottom of the existing foot. Even with a drill press, it's hard to clamp down the kickstand in the right position.