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Old 12-04-2011, 05:44 AM   #1
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Side Kicker Sidestand

Just wondered if anyone has tried this adjustable kick stand....it's a lot of money but just wanted to know if anyone has it and what their opinion is of it....thx folks.


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Old 12-04-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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There was a write up in the BMW ON mag this month on this.
It stands the bike up straighter to reduce pressure on the sidestand footprint.
Probably good for parking on a hill with the bike leaning down the hill but...
Also reduces the force needed to tip the bike over if a stiff wind is blowing.
A cheaper option is one of the bolt on footprint expander like the one below for a R12RT.

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...T/8500046.html
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:08 AM   #3
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Yup that's where I first saw the product. I already have a kick stand enlargement plate on the bottom but was more interested on the issue of parking on a bit of a downslope, (Which I try not to do), when the bike is really loaded up with camping stuff etc. I have an Adventure and as many here know it really leans over...even more that a standard 1200 GS.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:33 AM   #4
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Put a sidecar on it.
No more lean issues and you can even take off the sidestand if you want.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:46 AM   #5
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what I use

Addresses both the footprint and lean issue. $30 from eBay Germany. Many here also like to use hockey pucks.


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Old 12-04-2011, 07:58 AM   #6
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I have one and it is great.
You have 5 positions, you push it out with your tow to the length you want at the time.
When to get back on you push it about half way back then push the pad to extend it again and it will retract.
It's not just another puck.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:17 AM   #7
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Have one on and I'm very happy with it.
Switch back and forth between stock rims/street tires and 21" front for the dirt. Sometimes ride with the bike and bags loaded, sometimes not.
Just find that now I don't think about where I stop in the dirt or the street, the stand always fits the situation. Wasn't exactly a huge problem before but sometimes was a pain.. It's easy and it works. Would buy one again.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.....appreciate the input....I know they are currently sold out of them but will preorder one. Many times and situations...ie off road dirt track....I like the standard length which is why BMW made it that way but there are other times you have to be quite conscious of where you are parking....particularly when you are loaded up with stuff. This seems like a good flexible solution...although a little costly....but farkles don't really cost very much because they are essential..
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
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Addresses both the footprint and lean issue. $30 from eBay Germany. Many here also like to use hockey pucks.


I like this..can't find it on ebay, do you know the name of the seller?
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:45 PM   #10
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I like this..can't find it on ebay, do you know the name of the seller?

Seller: motorcleo

eBay Germany: www.ebay.de

I think his price has increased a bit since.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:25 AM   #11
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Side Kicker Kickstand

Here's a little video I did on the new sidekick or kickstand. I'm sure a number of people have already seen this and reviewed it I thought I would post mine here as well. I do like new kickstand, for my 140 pound, makes it difficult to pull the bike upright to get moving in loose gravel or a sloped road. http://youtu.be/OsSxYg9hr30
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #12
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That's a pretty cool stand
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #13
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The Sidekicker is definitely a sweet piece of hardware. It should cost about 1/2 of what it costs, but I eventually overcame my reluctance to spend that much on a kickstand and installed one and am very happy with it. It comes in handy on nearly every ride, and is a huge help on trips when the bike is fully loaded.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:41 AM   #14
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It would be even better if they offered a model for folks that need like maybe 1-1/2" shorter to say 2" longer. Neat but it doesnt fit through my wallet of wants
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:24 AM   #15
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It would be even better if they offered a model for folks that need like maybe 1-1/2" shorter to say 2" longer. Neat but it doesnt fit through my wallet of wants
I believe they offer customized adjustment range, but physics will only allow the max travel advertised (2 inches?) in whatever range you desire. I originally considered a minus to plus range, but changed my mind.

I have one and like it a lot...
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