The point of this device is the adjustment of the length, not that it is longer than stock. There are plenty of times I've parked and found the stock length works fine (such as my garage floor or the crown of a road is on my left), which is why the Sidekicker starts at stock length. If a static length was the solution, it'd be a cheap fix and this device would have no market.
I have Pivot Pegs, too, so I am interested in the answer to that question. If I had to choose the Pivot Pegs or the Sidekicker, that'd be a tough one (other than I already own the pegs!). :-P
As to gunk clogging the device, it appears it is just as exposed to the elements as the stock stand. I've never had an issue with my side stand not working due to mud. The switch stopped working, though, until I cleaned out the crud.
FredRydr screwed with this post 09-21-2011 at 04:25 PM