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yz250f_spud

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

There are a couple positives to using a triangle side stand.  One, it’s never in the way when riding.  Two, you can use the excuse, “I can’t find a prop tree!” to avoid helping dig your riding buddy’s bike out of the mud. 😉  As a woods rider, there's been plenty of times that I wished I had a kickstand, so over the past couple of months I've been testing a Fastway Kickstand by Pro Moto Billet (PMB).

Installation was straight forward on my YZ250F.  Just be careful not to strip the shallow torx heads on the OEM T50 bolts when removing the footpeg mount. Heat is suggested if necessary.  The kickstand mounting bracket gets sandwiched between the frame and foot peg, so 6mm longer bolts are included.

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Fastway Kickstands are make/model specific, available for most MX motorcycles from the big 5 within the last 20 years.  Several enduro models are also covered, but are more hit and miss.  As a make/model specific part, the contour of the kickstand matches the bike's profile to a tee.  Swinging the kickstand up tucks it neatly away behind the side panel.  It has adequate clearance to all surrounding components and is well protected in case of a crash.  Transitioning the stand between up and down while seated on the bike is possible after you get the technique down.  My only complaint is that once you get the kickstand over center, it has the tendency to swing into the up/down stop somewhat hard and bounce several times.  As tempting as it may be, Fastway doesn't recommend using the kickstand as a starting stand or while sitting on the motorcycle, something I adhered to during my review.

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When riding, the kickstand does exactly what it should (stays out of the way).  There are no areas of the kickstand that will snag brush or hinder rider movements.  The 6mm that the mounting bracket shifted the foot peg out was imperceivable.  The 1lb. 7.5oz of added weight was also not noticed.  For those typically riding in wet conditions, the kickstand mount does provide a new surface for mud to accumulate, but it never caused any issues. The stiff internal spring holds the kickstand in the up position in all riding conditions.  Even on the biggest flat landings that I could stomach, bystanders confirmed the kickstand stayed completely up and did not budge.  

I was amazed at where I could park my bike without concern for tipovers.  I've had bikes with OE kickstand that didn't provide as much stability as the Fastway kickstand. The combination of the footpad size and bike lean angle allowed me to park in soft sections of the trail that included mud, loam, and seemingly bottomless sand sections. And, I wasn't cognitively trying to find the ideal spot to park.

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I’ve been beating on this kickstand the last few months and it’s held up well.  The footpad shows minimal wear with just a few scratches from normal use. Despite all mud and sand that I've managed to work into the kickstand pivot, while there is minor scratching, the kickstand level still swing freely. The only real visible wear is from all the hits from the kickstand bouncing into its endstops.  The rubber bumper is starting to wear and it’s also deforming the mount ever so slightly.  PMB does note to “carefully position kickstand up and down”, but this is not easily possible without using your hand.  

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Overall, I am extremely happy with my Fastway kickstand.  It’s completely invisible to me when riding, it allows me to stop nearly anywhere I want when out on the trails, and it holds my bike up securely. While some wear is visible, I don't think it will cause any long-term negative consequences.

Pricing varies depending on the applications, but it will typically have an MSRP of around $160 UDS. More on the Pro Moto Billet website.

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LSHD

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

Excellent kickstand. Gave it 4 stars only because I think it is about $50 overpriced. I put them on all my bikes.

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Andrew Bossola

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Great kickstand. Fits well. But be VERY careful - the bolts are like butter and its about as easy to strip as can be. Hopefully I can get it off.... UPDATE: I reached out to Pro Moto Billet and next day they shipped out 2 new bolts. Good support...the only reason I leave this as 3 stars is to give others a heads up to be careful. This kickstand really is a 5 star product. 

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Beerinasippicup

  

I ordered this kickstand for a 2018 CRF250R. It came and was WAAAAYYY too long. (See photos).  I had to send it back and get it altered. Not sure if they just gave me a different one or actually altered the one I sent back. Either way it fits like a glove now. I havnt ridden with it yet but it looks clean and it super light. 

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