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Old 12-23-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
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MOD F800/F700/F650 (twin) GS side stand foot

We're putting all the current info on our parts on the first post now to make it easier to see the latest news. The rest of the thread will continue on as always.

2013 Update:

We now offer two models in black hard anodized only.

Of course they're both CNC machined from 6061 alu. and they share the identical shape that's 2.5 times the size of the stock one and specifically designed not to interfere with the raising or lowering of the side stand (no more counter leaning! ). They also don't have any sharp edges and don't protrude outside the bike when raised so they won't get hung up on anything. Lastly of course they both come with Disc-Lock's patented locking washers.

They are so effective we've even seen pics of the bike standing up in Baja sand with our Side Stand Foot on it!

FF801B which fits all years (08-13) of F800 GS with any centre stand. It does not fit the factory lowered version.

FF601B which fits all years (08-13) of F700 GS and the F650 GS (twin) with any centre stand. It does not fit the factory lowered version.

We can ship these very inexpensively too:

Canada $2.75 CAD
USA $3.75 CAD
Intl. $5.75 CAD

Link to page on our site:



Read on to see how the development all went down starting back in 2010...

Well we are working on a side stand foot.

The original goals:
simple, effective, no sharp points and inexpensive...after all I've never had THAT much difficulty finding a rock or a piece of wood

No big deal you think?
That's kinda what we thought. Then we made one up and noticed a few things.

This was our first version... we have already changed the design a little...

The tall perimeter gives it lots of strength and the recess and the two bolts make it simple and secure. It about doubles the "footprint".

So we have progressed in the design after talking to riders and because we noticed by checking some out:

-some of them make it a real pain to raise and lower the stand because they are so big -or more accurately big in the wrong spots so you really have to overcompensate by leaning the bike away from you

-some of them stick out really far outboard and look like they are prone to tweaking the sidestand in the event of a crash and/or getting ripped off in certain circumstances

-apparently some of them like to loosen and disappear

Remember we do like to over-think everything...

So what do you have and how's it working? Thoughts, opinions...

Thanks and Happy Holidays all!

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