Originally Posted by The Griz
What are you getting into off road that is ripping that side stand footprint enlarger off?
Certainly not sand, dirt, or mud. Thick weeds, reeds, or thick brush?
I've ridden a lot of tough sections and the last thing that gets impacted by anything is my side stand.
That said. I've been actually thinking about removing my side stand and taking it to some one to weld on a larger piece of flat metal than is already there.
I'd bet it's mostly the rocks...
I think it sees most of the damage from it's own downward inertia. Not necessarily a jump, but on rough sections, I find it can bounce down and catch trailside rocks. I was actually thinking of doing like my Husaberg had- making up a rubber bungee type sling that holds it in the up position. That would be the end of that issue then I think...