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Old 02-03-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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R1200GSA sidestand fit on a GS?

Two questions:

Will a GSA sidestand fit on a GS without interfering with the GS centerstand when both are in the up position?

Will the GSA sidestand set the bike up more vertically than the GS sidestand (I assume yes but want to make sure).


I have an '09 R1200GS to which I recently added Ohlins TTX suspension. When I bought the Ohlins through Dan Kyle, I wanted the bike set up for 50% off roading, including raising the bike ride height and he obliged.

But while the GS centerstand still works fine, the bike on the sidestand is lower than I like making me have to heft the bike up at times. I would prefer it to be less leaned over.

I would think this has been discussed before but my search came up nada. Apologize if my search skills are lacking.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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No.. won't interfere w/GS centerstand.

Yes... it will help with the bike more upright...
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Sidekicker

Have you looked at the Sidekicker?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726974



I am not affiliated with the company but I did see him demonstrate it. It is a nice set up and gives you the flexibility to adjust the lean of the bike under various loads and terrain slope and I bet it is cheaper than a GSA side stand
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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When I swaped my suspension back to Adventure spec, The GSA sidestand did contact the regular GS centerstand on my 06.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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there is/was one for sale last week in the flee mkt.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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there is/was one for sale last week in the flee mkt.

Thanks Marty, I am thinking about buying it, but right now I have two conflicting opinions as to whether it will or will not conflict with my standard GS centerstand.

Thanks Beach, I have seen the Sidekicker advertised on the internet, and to be sure a really interesting piece, but ...wow. $$$ . More than double the full price of a OEM piece, not to mention if I can get that same piece used.

And then there is this for about $40 from Verholen which looks to be an easy installation and sure to do the job:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200GS-...40905524062%26
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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When I swaped my suspension back to Adventure spec, The GSA sidestand did contact the regular GS centerstand on my 06.
If I remember correctly, BMW made some changes in the 07/08 models to make it easier to get the bikes up on the centerstands. My 08GSA w/GS shocks had a GS centerstand but a GSA sidestand for a few months until I swapped it out.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:06 AM   #8
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Have you looked at the Sidekicker?
Yeah and I friggin`near croaked at the price. $289 dollars....Really???

$30 bucks will get you a bolt on pad for the foot that will move the pig more upright and give a bigger footprint for soft surfaces. Even a $2 hockey puck works.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:50 AM   #9
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I just put these shocks on this weekend

on my 2010 GS . I swapped out both the center and side stands, but I was wanting to change out the c/s because of that lowering bar. It always caught my heel when I was standing on my pegs. The GSA c/s doesn't have this problem. As far as a mix/match, I can't see why the GS c/s would interfere with the GSA sidestand...it looks like the GS c/s retracts higher than the GSA one based on the bump stop thickness differences.

Oh, remember to remove the snap rings on the sidestand switch before loosening the bolt. Then you won't wonder why that damn bolt is so hard to take off
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #10
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I've got a sidekicker on my '09 GS and it works great!

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #11
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I'm sure it does.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:02 PM   #12
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on my 2010 GS . I swapped out both the center and side stands, but I was wanting to change out the c/s because of that lowering bar. It always caught my heel when I was standing on my pegs. The GSA c/s doesn't have this problem.
Now you did it. That lowering bar has driven me mad but I didn't think there was anything I could do about it. Now I got to find a centerstand....
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #13
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i have a side kicker on my 2012 gsa, and its a piece of cr_p!!

It leans the bike over so much because its shorter than the standard gsa stand..
If i extend it it works..
But my standard stand works better with out me extending it...

Not impressed...

I think its made shinny so i will recognize which cow has it sticking out of its arse.
As i cant see it having much other use,,,
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:05 PM   #14
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i have a side kicker on my 2012 gsa, and its a piece of cr_p!!
I think its made shinny so i will recognize which cow has it sticking out of its arse.
As i cant see it having much other use,,,
But think of the improved performance of the GSA with the weight reduction due to a much lighter wallet
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:21 AM   #15
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Well,
It seems my some what harsh review was due to me being supplied a GS stand and fitting it to a GSA.
The vendor I purchased the stand from has being very helpful.
M
New stand should be here next few days.
Will enlighten fellow advriders about my review.
Now need to find that cow with that shinny thing .....
They want me to return the gs one!!!
Here cow!!!
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