Just thinking of all the adventure riders out there that struggle to get on and off their GS's when fully loaded with gear and petrol, and to get the bike vertical for take off. Especially when your all dressed up in road gear. Hey it not a GS problem as I have ridden a few different large off roaders and when rested on the side of the road and the bike has tilted on the side stand that little bit further than expected, they can be difficult to get vertical again as well as trying to get your leg over the rear luggage....depends on how high the luggage is off course. I have found an easy way is to get off, is by making sure the bike is in gear, (so it doesn't move) the side stand down, the stand up on the foot pegs, and jump off the high side, it is easy to get back on the same way. This seems OK as long as the bike is not leaning over too far. Anyone else have any tricks for getting on and off a large loaded bike. I have seen some bikes with extensions on the end of the side stand. Is this a good idea?