Center Stand in the way!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Hubbman, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    Does anyone else have an issue with your heel hitting the SIDE stand arm when your standing on the pegs? It seems that this shouldn't be an issue, but sometimes when I drop my heel, I wonder if it's a hazard... I'm mostly worried that it will activate the kill switch if I push it down too far.

    BTW, I have 2011 GS, so I'm not sure if this problem is unique to my particular model year....
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  2. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    Yes. On a '13 wethead with lowered BMW enduro pegs and size 12ish boots. The deployment tang captures the heel of the boot if on the balls of my feet. I have to slide the left foot forward maybe 20mm if I want to pivot my left foot heel out without interference.

    Annoying, as the bike is new enough that foot placement is not yet an automatic action. :bluduh
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  3. catch

    catch Deutscher

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    Put it on the side stand and give it a few hits with a rubber hammer. Worked for me!
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  4. Smoke Eater 3

    Smoke Eater 3 Long timer

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    I have a '14 GS. The center stand stem is a real problem for my size 11 boots off road. I cut about 4 inches out of it and welded the foot back on. It's perfect for me now. Someone light may need the extra leverage getting it on the stand but I have no problem.
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  5. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    13 GS LC: Yes, but I got used to it.
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  6. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota 29th scroll; 6th verse

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    Centerstand no; side stand, yes. Aftermarket sidestand enlargers usually exacerbate the issue.
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  7. justinallen03

    justinallen03 Been here awhile

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    but it went away when I put a GSA centerstand during my shock swap. I still feel it occasionally, but its not a problem anymore.
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  8. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    You all realize..the Waterhead stands are completely different than the previous model, correct?

    The OP has a '11 GSA..so it's old style..The Waterhead, didn't arrive until 2013

    Yes, your heel will hit the SIDESTAND now and again..and you will notice it more if you have an enlarger on it..
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  9. justinallen03

    justinallen03 Been here awhile

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    Mine is a '10 GS, so still relevant. And actually i can't recall hitting the sidestand. My problem was the side of my heel would contact the centerstand lever when moving laterally, and I think its the same with the OP
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  10. deacon51

    deacon51 Been here awhile

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    Same here....
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  11. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Yeah..I wasn't referencing you, sorry..mine will vary actually as I move my foot around..Sitting..with balls of feet on pegs..yep..you are correct..standing...I feel the sidestand..and have accidentally killed the bike because of it..:lol3
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  12. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    How does this relate to the OP? He has a different style bike than you..
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  13. deacon51

    deacon51 Been here awhile

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    We all got the same style feet...
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  14. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    :fpalm

    The stands are different on the bikes though...:lol3
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  15. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    YES! This is exactly the issue I have. I cant believe this was how BMW designed this stand! And yes, adding a foot enlarger for stability only made a bad design worse.
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