V-Twin Chrome Kickstand Extension product review V-Twin part# 27-0521 and Harley Davidson OEM Part# 50214-98A

Kickstand Extension

Another great product: The Jiffystand Extension! I know that sometimes I get down on Harley Davidson and this may be another episode of Jay criticizes the beloved MoCo. Hopefully Diana and I write a balanced website that represents my dynamic love hate relationship with the coolest brand of motorcycles in the world.

The kickstand on my 2007 FXDL Dyna Low Rider is difficult to find with my foot. It’s tucked way under the primary. In my humble opinion this is an engineering flaw on a $17,000 motorcycle. Does the Harley Davidson company know there is such a thing as ergonomics? The killer is Harley Davidson does know this needs to be rectified! They sell accessory part# 50214-98A to correct the flaw at a retail price of $39.95… once again the MoCo marketing people prove to be ingenious at exploiting our brand loyalty. Why don’t they make the kickstand correctly to begin with? Because HD stands for hundreds of dollars in accessories.

I’m not sure if Harley Davidson manufactures this part or if the V-Twin company of Vails Gate, New York makes this. The V-Twin aftermarket part# is 27-0521 for the same exact part and I bought one for $24.95 at Mary’s Bargain Cycle at the New Castle Farmers Market in Delaware. Actualluy, I bought two. I liked it so much I got one for my friend Diesel. Once installed this is a major convenience.

Installation of chrome kickstand extension from V-Twin

I did not have to drill a hole in the kickstand to install the device. I’m not saying this is difficult to install, but it requires 3 hands and I only have two. You have to hold a nut in place with a wrench, screw an allen bolt into the nut, and hold the part in position in order to install the device. If the manufacturer would thread the little plate than it would be a simple two hand operation and the nut would not be needed. Maybe if I did drill the hole I have read about, it would be easier to install.

Finished and a great convenience!

This gizmo is fantastic. This particular part fits FXD models 1990 and up. If you live in Delaware and want to buy one, you can drop by Mary’s Bargain Cycle and ask for one. They usually carry one, just one. I know 301 Cycle in Middletown, DE is also an authorized V-Twin retailer.

Side note to anyone offended by my criticism of Harley Davidson: This is America baby! This is my blog and I can say what I want to! I am fair and truthful, but I may not always be right.  I have an opinion and am willing to share it. I hope that someone at Harley Davidson appreciates my view and someday makes at least one improvement based on my bitching. That would be cool! Believe me, I bitch about a lot of things at work and often times it results in change just to shut me up. So maybe my method works! God bless America and freedom of speech!

11 Responses to “V-Twin Chrome Kickstand Extension product review V-Twin part# 27-0521 and Harley Davidson OEM Part# 50214-98A”

  1. “difficult to find”???…I’ll say!!! A couple of weeks ago, Jay asked me to pull his bike up to the pump when it was his turn and gas her up while he used the potty. I had to call someone over to reach under the damn bike and grab the kickstand by hand!!!

  2. Amen to freedom of speech! It’s your blog, and you can criticize whoever, and whatever you want!

    We also have a love/hate relationship with HD, due to their overwhelming prices, mostly.

    “Those gloves are $70.”
    “But these are only $32 and they’re the same gloves.”
    “That’s because they don’t have the HD logo on them.”
    “Oh.”

    😉

  3. The glove pricing gets me everytime Ann! I have to say Diana did pick up some awesome cold weather Harley Davidson gloves at Cox’s in Mansfield, PA for about $50 that proved to be water proof under monsoon conditions. I was impressed. They were not leather, they were that fancy new hi tech synthetic stuff.

  4. Will this work on a 1984 Harley sportster 1000? I have the same problem reaching in under the bike for my kickstand. If not is there one that does?

  5. According to my V-Twin catalog there is one for the Sportster. For models 1984 to 2003 the Harley Davidson OEM part number is 50212-98 and the V-Twin part number is 27-0522. For models 2004 to present the OEM part number is 50250-04 and the V-twin part number is 27-0025. Have your local bike shop order for you and you should be good to go!

  6. i just bought an ’06 Fatboy and i can not REACH the kickstand when it is down. Will this help in that capacity as well? i just can’t imagine if i can’t reach the end of the kickstand NOW, will i with one of these extensions??
    thanks!

  7. I think it could help. Look into both these items as both are listed to fit your bike I think. Go into any custom shop and some Harley shops and ask to look at the kick stand extensions in the V-Twinn catalog. You can also Google these part numbers if you like.

    V-Twin part# 27-1644 and 27-0536

    Those same items are marketed by Harley Davidson under part# 50055-90 and 50233-00

  8. I have the same exact problem. I think this is just a lazy design flaw.

    Any chance you could snap a picture of what it looks like when it’s up? How far does it stick out?

    -Thor

  9. Thanks for your insights. I absolutely respect your freedom of speech and want to thank you for your comments on the kickstand extension. I have an ’08 FXD and I live a few minutes from the Farmers Market and I often shop at Mary’s. I’ll be there next Sunday to get mine thanks to you. Cheers!

  10. I hope they have one in stock for you Bones.

  11. Yes,my 99 wideglide is difficult to get to the kickstand from a seated position. I would like to try this extension. It is frustrating to have to get off sometimes to get to the kickstand, not to mention dam well embarrasing too. But it has to look good ya know.

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