Just saying hey
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Side stand too short?
Not that this will help much, but here is a bit of background for you. One of the major knocks on the 98-03 K12RS is that the side stand was too long. The bike would fall over if not parked just right, in fact many were damaged by rolling forward off the stand.
I believe BMW reacted to these complaints and made sure the new GT did not have that problem. I for one am pleased with the change, although I still make darn sure that if not on level ground, I park uphill. Otherwise of course, I back in.
A couple of things you might try (or perhaps already have) would be to lift the bike off the stand using more of your leg strength. Or try the seat in the lower position to give you more leverage.
And make sure if you haven't already, get yourself a pad for the kickstand for soft dirt or hot asphalt.