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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2014, 7:35 am Thread Starter
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Side Stand Extender K1200GT Classic

Hi Guys, I've got a 2005 Classic K1200GT and am having some trouble with the short side stand and small 'footprint' of it on the ground with the danger of sinking in. I use a side stand puck of course but it's sometimes difficult trying to hold the bike up whilst placing the plastic pad in the right place on cambers or uneven ground. Does anyone know of a side stand extender or add-on foot attachment please-I know it's not the serious sort of problem that people seek help on here for, but it's certainly winding me up!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2014, 8:26 pm
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I made my own out of 1/8" steel plate. Two small countersunk bolts from the bottom up and some nylox nuts.

I just didn't want to spend $40.00+shipping. These guys have some:

http://www.bmwmotorcycleaccessories....ements_c18.htm

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Have you tried to google it. Several companies make a foot attachment that is larger .

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This foot from Wunderlich works like a charm on my K1200RS.

Do not extend the side stand. That way lies unhappy tip-overs and garage rash.

DISCLAIMER: I have no connection Wunderlich or Wunderlich America save as a customer.

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many thanks

I am very much obliged for the replies regarding this, I did try Googling but there was confusion with people thinking I meant the later K1200.good advice re not extending it I guess! This should sort it now and thanks again.
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First you need to check the amount of up/down movement on the sidestand. The bushes can get worn and give so much play that it sets the bike down low when on the stand.

I made my side stand length adjustable by cutting off their foot with an angle grinder, found some steel tube a nice fit over their stand tube and welded some plate larger than their foot on the bottom. With the sliding tube I can drill a hole straight through and fit a cotter pin at whatever position I want for length.

You have to be careful with the foot size and profile shape to clear the exhust can and frame when in the up position.



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if all you want is a 'foot' - motorworks sell one specifically for the RS/GT. its not very cheap though, admittedly it IS a bargain compared to the price of repairing scuffed paintwork.. or horror: cracked plastic. alternatively. if you're the type that likes to farkle. 'Hornig' make one thats a lot cheaper - If, just as an example - you don't like the mirrors on your bike - perhaps like me they're less effective than they should be because half of their width is obscured by your shoulders - then Hornig produce neat little extenders that aren't exactly expensive - but work really well. so to make ordering the side stand foot cheaper - order both. I'm really impressed by Hornig - delivery is fast from their base near the czech border and postage isn't extortionate. best of all they accept paypal. so no messing about with bank transfers or sending euros. (usual - no connection disclaimers apply)

see this page for Hornig - http://tinyurl.com/p999ngy
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Many Thanks

Thanks again for your help- really appreciate it and the trouble and detail you have gone to. If you are ever in Gloucestershire, a tea/coffee or a beer awaits by way of thanks!
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I have a 4x4 piece of 3/4" plywood that I put under the side stand during the summer when parking on asphalt or ...
Since the saddle bags are pretty much always on the bike, so is the piece of plywood. I don't mind spending money on bike farkles but not on this
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Thanks again for your help- really appreciate it and the trouble and detail you have gone to. If you are ever in Gloucestershire, a tea/coffee or a beer awaits by way of thanks!

Went to Gloucestershire several years ago to get my hard RS seat 'comfortized', Vedeki or something sounding like that. Small workshop just doing custom bike seats.



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