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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2006, 9:35 pm Thread Starter
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Sidestand change for 2007?

I've been conversing phone and email with the friendly folks at Schneider's about the Fat Foot for the 2007 K1200GT.

http://www.schneidersinc.com/fat_foot.htm

They said that it seemed the 2007 sidestand was different from the 2006. I sent them photos and a tracing of the shape of my sidestand. They confirmed that the foot shape is different, but it should still work with their same Fat Foot sidestand foot enlarger, which requires drilling to mount on the sidestand. They also changed their instructions picture to demonstrate the new shape. I ordered the Fat Foot and am awaiting it's arrival.

My question is, how much did the sidestand change? I haven't been able to compare with a 2006 GT side by side yet. I'm attaching pictures to show both the 2007 foot shape and the sidestand part number. (7 677 058) At least I presume it is the part number.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2006, 4:53 am
 
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don't buy their product
i have it... and several others have bought it as well

it is NOT a good product
no offense to them...
but THIS product is NOT worth it, at ANY price

wait for WUNDERLICH to make their's...
it'll be worth the wait

no offense intended.... the fatfoot was only $24.95 DELIVERED
but..... i wouldn't use any product that makes me DRILL HOLES IN THE SIDESTAND FOOT.... that is RIDICULOUS
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don't buy their product
i have it... and several others have bought it as well

it is NOT a good product
no offense to them...
but THIS product is NOT worth it, at ANY price

wait for WUNDERLICH to make their's...
it'll be worth the wait

no offense intended.... the fatfoot was only $24.95 DELIVERED
but..... i wouldn't use any product that makes me DRILL HOLES IN THE SIDESTAND FOOT.... that is RIDICULOUS
Greg,

Thanks for the info. I was JUST about to pull the trigger and place an order with Schneiders. I had no idea that the fat foot didn't fit without modification.

Mike
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Greg,

Thanks for the info. I was JUST about to pull the trigger and place an order with Schneiders. I had no idea that the fat foot didn't fit without modification.

Mike
for the record, the gentleman who answered the phone was VERY VERY NICE...
and so, i'm very sorry to have to be so negative about their product

wunderlich will have one soon
where the side stand foot will fit into a slot...
they make them right
it might be slightly more money...
but, it'll be worth it, i'm sure
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I've been conversing phone and email with the friendly folks at Schneider's about the Fat Foot for the 2007 K1200GT.

http://www.schneidersinc.com/fat_foot.htm

They said that it seemed the 2007 sidestand was different from the 2006. I sent them photos and a tracing of the shape of my sidestand. They confirmed that the foot shape is different, but it should still work with their same Fat Foot sidestand foot enlarger, which requires drilling to mount on the sidestand. They also changed their instructions picture to demonstrate the new shape. I ordered the Fat Foot and am awaiting it's arrival.
If you are willing to ride that thing 150 miles to my house, I'll fix the sidestand for you.

I could either cut the old foot off with a plasma cutter and weld a new one on, or just weld a new 1/4" thick foot on the bottom of the old one, which I did for a friend of mine with a new RT. Either way, it probably wont take more than an hour. You would, of course, have to repaint the bottom part of the sidestand. Just bring the beer...lol
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If you are willing to ride that thing 150 miles to my house, I'll fix the sidestand for you.

I could either cut the old foot off with a plasma cutter and weld a new one on, or just weld a new 1/4" thick foot on the bottom of the old one, which I did for a friend of mine with a new RT. Either way, it probably wont take more than an hour. You would, of course, have to repaint the bottom part of the sidestand. Just bring the beer...lol
...james
i wish i lived closer
a PLASMA CUTTER.....
oooooooo, that sounds fancy
at least the KGT's sidestand is too SHORT from the factory, so your method will make it even better
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hmmmmm
as a pediatrician i have never seen one of these.....
but, now i want one badly


hmmmmmm
how much would one be?
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i wish i lived closer
a PLASMA CUTTER.....
oooooooo, that sounds fancy
at least the KGT's sidestand is too SHORT from the factory, so your method will make it even better
Adding a new foot to the old one, would make it 1/4" longer. If the old foot was cut off, it would be simple enough to add more material (weld) to the stand before a new foot is welded on and it could then be made as long as wanted. Once repainted, it would look like it came from the factory that way. Granted, lengthening the stand would take a little more time, as the weld would have to be ground flat befor the new foot was welded on, but it is certainly doable.
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Adding a new foot to the old one, would make it 1/4" longer. If the old foot was cut off, it would be simple enough to add more material (weld) to the stand before a new foot is welded on and it could then be made as long as wanted. Once repainted, it would look like it came from the factory that way. Granted, lengthening the stand would take a little more time, as the weld would have to be ground flat befor the new foot was welded on, but it is certainly doable.
sounds great to me
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The Wunderlich folks (BMW Santa Cruz) told me (at the national rally as I was trying the S/R version of their foot) that this stand was "forged", strongly implying there may be things you don't want to do with it?

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