I’ve used a side stand to break a tire bead on someone else’s bike. It actually worked okay. A friend’s clutch perch on his Sportster vibrated loose and the half not connected to the clutch cable was lost. I tie-wired the half-a-perch in place and tightened it down with pliers. He was able to ride home (and to the HD dealer). I zip tie a clutch cable to the one on the bike. This makes it easy to swap cables if one breaks while on tour. I use a mudflap on the front wheel of my bikes. It seems to prevent punctures to the rear tire (see photos).