Wire brushed the pressure plate hat, got a nice soft finish (see pix
above) that I like a lot. Put the assembled clutch pack and the belt
on, and checked it out with the kickstand....
Blocked the kickstand up about half of the 'up-down' movement
available, thought about making a "catch" for the kickstand, but then
decided to just bend the kickstand up until it was at this position...
Heated the kickstand here and bent it up until it looked right to
It looked good, but was riding against the frame at the end, so put
a piece of rubber hose on it, that will quiet it down !
The kickstand is pretty close to the belt at one point, but I think it
will be ok, will check it out when I get it running. This long kickstand
will probably need further adjustment once the bike is back on the
Compare these two views, it's not much of a change, but I think it
will make a difference out on the road. I used to occasionally ride
this bike hard, and it always performed well for me. Keeping good
clean rubber on it was one thing I always kept on top of, don't like
"iffy" tires on any of my rigs.