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Old 12-30-2010, 09:24 AM   #16
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Dave this sounds great. Sounds like you're going to address all of the little issues I see with the currently available options. I especially like that you recognize the lean angle issue. Count me in.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:49 AM   #17
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How about having two different sizes (heights) available - maybe simple with spacers.

It would accomodate for having the 140/80 taller sidewall and stiffer rear spring that I believe both make the bike lean more.

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Old 12-30-2010, 10:38 AM   #18
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Great idea

I prefer not have spacers but differing thicknesses would be great.


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How about having two different sizes (heights) available - maybe simple with spacers.

It would accomodate for having the 140/80 taller sidewall and stiffer rear spring that I believe both make the bike lean more.

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Old 12-30-2010, 12:52 PM   #19
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How about having two different sizes (heights) available - maybe simple with spacers.

It would accomodate for having the 140/80 taller sidewall and stiffer rear spring that I believe both make the bike lean more.

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It's a thought. How much more height do you think is needed? The current version adds about 2mm to the height.

I'm running a 140/80 K60 (stock spring though) and I find it's perfect. Although there are always times when I'm not parking on level ground and then sometimes it's too long and sometimes it's too short I'd rather er on the shorter side cause it's easier to put something under it than to try to make it shorter...err obviously.

Thoughts?

Motoriley, how much height do you think is needed?

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Old 12-30-2010, 01:02 PM   #20
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My homemade one adds about 10mm. That seems to work for me although a few mm less wouldn't make a difference.


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It's a thought. How much more height do you think is needed? The current version adds about 2mm to the height.

I'm running a 140/80 K60 (stock spring though) and I find it's perfect. Although there are always times when I'm not parking on level ground and then sometimes it's too long and sometimes it's too short I'd rather er on the shorter side cause it's easier to put something under it than to try to make it shorter...err obviously.

Thoughts?

Motoriley, how much height do you think is needed?

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:31 PM   #21
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Griz: What are you using how? Could you give me dimensions? Obviously the ground softness can vary a lot but how has yours worked?

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I'm not using anything right now, other than your standard rock or stick, because every side stand footprint enlarger I've seen is a lot of money for not much of a gain in footprint size.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:41 PM   #22
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I was going to make my own using multiple layers and sections of metal, but yours is a much more elegant solution. I will definitely buy one as long the price isn't outrageous.
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I was going to make my own using multiple layers and sections of metal, but yours is a much more elegant solution. I will definitely buy one as long the price isn't outrageous.
Thanks!

Anyone else out there had problems with their side stand foot disappearing?

Any other thoughts on a higher version and how high it should be?

Happy New Year to all and best wishes for a great riding year!!

See you out there!

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:58 AM   #24
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Thanks!

Anyone else out there had problems with their side stand foot disappearing?

Any other thoughts on a higher version and how high it should be?

Happy New Year to all and best wishes for a great riding year!!

See you out there!

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I would buy your sidestand footprint enlarger in a heartbeat if it meets this three points:

1) Cost, keep it low.

2) Diameter, make the footprint be as large as possible without interfering with center stand and/or other bits when the sidestand is up.

3) Height, make it as high or higher than the BesRest version.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:00 PM   #25
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I disagree with point number 3. If the footprint keeps the bike from sinking then you don't need to have the bike more vertical.

I've found too many times that I've had to dig a bit of a hole with my heel to get the stand down. I'm thinking if your bike is leaning over too much then BMW might have the wrong stand on your bike. They made that mistake with mine.

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #26
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I agree with Mark if the foot print makes the bike stand too straight it makes it difficult to park on an angle or hill if you have to....even where I park at work with my TT foot print used to be interesting trying to get the bike to the stand. Now it is easy since I bent the footprint on my road trip this summer.

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Old 01-03-2011, 07:33 PM   #27
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I'll agree with others about the height. Don't want to have it be as high as the Best Rest Puck Up. Had one of those and felt it was too high. Have the TT one now and it works pretty well. Just make it so we don't have to tilt too far to the right to deploy the sidestand. I guess that would be the leading edge of the plate.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #28
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Well personally I like the height of the BestRest one, but if the majority doesn't then x #3.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #29
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Just our o2 worth having now ridden the bikes fully laden for a while - note F798's. We have the Altberg foot enlarger and one of the issues is that it sticks out in front of the foot.

The result is that when putting the stand down the front of the foot tends to dig into the dirt and for Sally it's too hard to lean the bike over to the right far enough when it's fully laden with gear.

If I was designing one it would extend the foot only to the rear (and as much as possible) and leave the front (when viewed with the foot fully down) as close to original as possible.

We also find that even on level ground the bike has a lot of weight on the stand even though the Altbergs add about 4mm height, but that could be because we have a different stand completely... not sure.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #30
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Another Idea

Below is another type of foot that I found on Amazon.com.

It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I thought the idea of having extensions that can be collapsed, under the foot, could allow for a larger "foot print". I know that I am not explaining myself very clearly, bit having additional layers that can be rotated out would prevent it from interfering when it is in the "up" position, and optional layers that can be used only when you need them.

I think what you have done so far is classy. It has that quality look like the rest of your products.

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