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Old 06-14-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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length of sidestand on lowered F700GS?

Taking the plunge and installing the Touratech lowering kit on my F700gs. It'll be ready Tuesday!

(yes, yes, I should have bought the bike lowered to begin with ... that I allowed myself to be wooed to buy a regular sized bike because that's what they had at the time, that feeling semi-comfortable on paved roads seduced me into forgetting the off-cambered dirt-road situations I live around ... and yes, its an expensive endeavor. dang emotions) However, what I've heard is that the Touratech kit (hyperpro in reality) lowers and stiffens the suspension. So there we are with the backstory ...

Anyhow, I just realized that there's the sidestand to consider. Could someone with a lowered F700GS be so kind as to measure the length of their sidestand? (and where you measured from).

I would dearly appreciate it - and can at least prepare for yet another purchase (or trip to the machine shop). Thanks a bunch!
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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Don't cut until you try the side stand on the lowered bike. I lowered my F800GS 44mm and I use the stock side stand as is because the bike leaned too far originally IMHO. (Center stand remains a different story.)

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Old 06-14-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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9 inches from the top to the base of the foot.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #4
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Buy once.... Get the factory stand. GH
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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true-that... I'm not cutting anything until I give the stock one a chance.

Thanks Pete7874!
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:39 PM   #6
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sigh... could someone also measure their regular F700gs sidestand?

As I rushed outside to compare Pete's numbers with my bike, I remembered that mine is peacefully sitting at the shop. Not usually this forgetful, must have been the two-up ride that has me out of sorts.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:45 PM   #7
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9 inches from the top to the base of the foot.
Here is a pic to give you a better idea:



And it is true, the factory lowered F700GS leans quite a bit on this factory lowered side stand.
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Old 06-14-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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Here is a pic to give you a better idea:



And it is true, the factory lowered F700GS leans quite a bit on this factory lowered side stand.
Useful pic! And I am very impressed how absolutely clean your bike is!

and in case anyone wonders, just the sidestand itself, without the mounting bits, can be purchased (I'm still going to wait):

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Lowering X499A=Yes
01 SIDE STAND 1 46538522384 $138.01

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Lowering X499A=No
01 SIDE STAND 1 46538522378 $138.01
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #9
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I'm getting the same lowering kit for my 14 F700GS. I will try just putting a washer as a spacer on the bottom bolt under the kickstand assembly. My bike will be in this next week. So we will see.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:33 PM   #10
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I'm getting the same lowering kit for my 14 F700GS. I will try just putting a washer as a spacer on the bottom bolt under the kickstand assembly. My bike will be in this next week. So we will see.
Could you describe what the washer as a spacer will do?

I'm visualizing that the stand will be too long once the bike is lower to the ground, which will make the bike stand up too straight and potentially tippy to the right. Thx
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:18 PM   #11
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Could you describe what the washer as a spacer will do?

I'm visualizing that the stand will be too long....
Still visualizing? Why not install the side stand and experience it?

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Old 06-15-2014, 05:38 PM   #12
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Still visualizing? Why not install the side stand and experience it?

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Bike is at the shop. And while I will experience it in a few days, an easy step is to measure both sidestands and voila, there's the answer. And, I find that F700 owners are nice people, willing to help out.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:12 PM   #13
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Could you describe what the washer as a spacer will do?

I'm visualizing that the stand will be too long once the bike is lower to the ground, which will make the bike stand up too straight and potentially tippy to the right. Thx
it will lean the bike back over. You my not need to cut the side stand. The washer on the bottom will kick the stand out word some. That is what I will try to do first, a .02 cent washer maybe the fix that your looking for!
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:44 AM   #14
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it will lean the bike back over. You my not need to cut the side stand. The washer on the bottom will kick the stand out word some. That is what I will try to do first, a .02 cent washer maybe the fix that your looking for!
Richard - thanks for your explanation - I will stop obsessing. Its only another day. time for work anyway... *sip*
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:45 PM   #15
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Lowering X499A=Yes
01 SIDE STAND 1 46538522384 $138.01
I had my F700 raised and have the shorter side stand some where in the garage. Let me know if you are interested and I can look for. The bike had about 6000 miles on it when it was raised, so the side stand is not in new condition, but we can work something out if you want it.

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