Side stand question- upgrade? OEM? Any options?

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  1. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Bottom line up front: broken side stand in a 14’ F800GSA. What is my best replacement option? I put ohlins suspension on the bike so it already sits taller, if there is a longer option, I’d like it.

    Background:
    Just moved to Astoria and of course the movers messed up the bike, specifically broke the sidestand. This is a problem because I have to jump off the bike and keep it upright until I get it on the service stand

    options:
    OEM: the nearest side stand is located in Portland BMW Motorrad

    aftermarket: I see a ton of complaints on this forum, especially for the 09-12 years. But no aftermarket solution.... tell me I’m wrong... please.

    advice/time:
    Any other thoughts, please let me know!

    I should probably find a solution quickly as this is my main source of transportation.

    Thanks, friends.

    -cFogs
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  2. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Where did it break?
    If on the shaft, they are steel and can be easily welded cheaply by any exhaust shop. I had a Honda dealer do mine - and add an inch of steel to lengthen it at same time. Paid the guy $10 on the side.
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  3. dpike

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    i've got the old version of the stand and bracket in my garage if you need to borrow a temporary something.

    ... couple of used ones on ebay for under a hundred bucks if you can filter your way through the colorful Chinese foot extenders.
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  4. FinTec

    FinTec Been here awhile

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    I am also interested to hear/see how the side stand failed? Have a picture?
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  5. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    perhaps broke was the wrong word. I am Actually trying to diagnose what they did.

    At first, I thought a piece of the side stand or plate broke off because the side stand “appears” to be leaning more forward. The “ piece” I s was thinking about would be between where those two parts meet.

    now, I think they just bent it. But, I’m unsure.

    Attached are some pictures. If anyone can compare these to your bike, I’d appreciate it.
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  6. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    I could sum up what I know by saying this: the bike, when in the side stand, leans more to the left than Karl Marx, Castro, and Mao combined.

    Any input based on the picture would be helpful!
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  7. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv Super Moderator

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    Put a hockey puck underneith it, problem solved :lol3
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  8. ROMAD

    ROMAD Been here awhile

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    I put an entire 2016 side stand off a part out on my 2009. Works like a champ. Had to get a couple small parts from the hardware store to get the safety switch to mount right but nothing major.

    I haven't seen anything from the aftermarket except for the generic one size fits all stuff on ebay.
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  9. tommymerle

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    take it off, take it to a welder, he will heat and bend it back into shape, have him add a little plate to the foot to extend the length and surface area of the foot. If you were my neighbor I'd do it for free.
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  10. ROMAD

    ROMAD Been here awhile

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    Just remembered an idea my buddy had to improve side stands. He worked with industrial carbon fiber in the aviation world and always thought if you could fill the leg with a bunch of small diameter CF rods and epoxy that in place it would never bend again. I think the trick would be adding enough CF so it's not too heavy from tons of epoxy though.

    Probably have to drill open the foot pad to get access to insert all the CF rods and such but would be easy to cover with large food pad when done or just weld a plug in place.

    Always wanted to try it but never got around to it. I'll leave it here and maybe inspire someone.
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  11. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    The only hollow kickstand I've ever seen was an aftermarket titanium stand for my sport bike... (it was light!!)
    I believe these are solid steel... are they not?
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  12. ROMAD

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    The one on my DRZ400 and his WR450 both were hollow when he came up with the idea. I'm pretty sure most are to some degree or another depending on the wall thicknesses used.
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  13. Duitser

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    All hollow
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  14. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Duh, yes it appears very much as hollow steel tubing. I must have been thinking of the stand on my last bike, or the one before that...

    OP - what did you end up doing? That one closeup shows the paint coming off right near the top end of the stand, it may have been bent there to cause that. And it looks bent further down in the middle, in the opposite direction - an attempt to 'fix' their damage?
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  15. Duitser

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    The stand is going to far forward. Just weld a couple of milimeters at the stop on top
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  16. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Agree. Or put it in vise and bend it back.
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