Does your GS LEAN over too much on the side stand?

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Does your GS LEAN over too much on the side stand?

Postby RocklinMike » Mon May 23, 2016 9:39 pm

Yeah, well mine does. acquired Kim Rydalch's GS which is very well appointed and have been doing my own personalization. The lean angle on the side stand made it a bear to get the bike upright with a full tank and a less then flat parking lot. After perusing the interweb for a solution, I decided to go with the hockey puck mod. Popped three holes in the side stand foot and began a search for a hockey puck. Not a lot of hockey played locally, but I tracked one down at Big Five. Made a stop at Ace, picked up some assorted hardware and voila! My GS is standing as she should. Very nice and very cheap mod. So.......if your GS wants to go night, night on the side stand, there is an option for you! :D
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Re: Does your GS LEAN over too much on the side stand?

Postby Mike Herte » Tue May 24, 2016 11:26 am

You're not the first person to notice this problem, Mike. BMW changed the side stand - I think it was in the 2006 model year - due to the "excessive lean" of the early models.

Check out this fix from Touratech: https://www.ascycles.com/2/Side-Stand-F ... -Touratech.

Personally, I think your fix makes sense - and a good conversation starter too :wink:
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Re: Does your GS LEAN over too much on the side stand?

Postby RocklinMike » Tue May 24, 2016 3:58 pm

Thanks Mike,
The Hockey puck was 6.99. Hardware, coupla bucks. The conversation would be short. I don't know jack about hockey! :lol:
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