F850GS- Alternate Sidestand?

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  1. KW Guy

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    My new F850GS came with a different sidestand foot than standard (see photos). I can't seem to find a sidestand foot enlarger that will work with this shape foot. Anyone else find an enlarger that works with this?

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  2. bobwolff68

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    That looks standard to me. I upgraded my foot via the Touratech enlarged foot. Just make sure you use some blue loktite on the screws or you'll have to order more screws and special nuts when one comes loose. <sigh> Love the larger foot though.
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  3. KW Guy

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    I emailed Touratech with the pictures and they said that they had never seen that shape sidestand foot on an F850GS. They did say that the R1250GS has four different sidestand foot shapes and nobody knows why. :dunno
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  4. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I think that is the stand that is on my wife's 750... I just put an AltRider enlarger on her's. I will get a picture later or tomorrow and post it. Guy I got it from said he ordered it for a GSA which it will not fit on.
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  5. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Hard to see from your pic but does it have a bend in the middle of the stand? Mine is straight as an arrow, F850GS.
    Can't tell if your foot is slightly different, if so it's not by much. JPEG_20200316_181605_4405653388567740884.jpg
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  7. KW Guy

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    After doing some more research, I found that the early models of the F850GS came with the straight sidestand. Owners complained that the bike stood too upright with that stand so at some point BMW switched to the curved sidestand to increase the lean angle slightly.
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