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Old 12-08-2011, 10:32 AM   #76
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Thanks Dave... weird............ probably "re-optimized" for the kinked stand
I didn't see the foot for the F658GS on the website ... is it released yet?


Fred:
If you need a prototype tester with the F658GS I have one of the early production models I have not taken it appart yet, but I'll bet it has the old style 16mm shoulder bolt....
Yes it has been released and is available.

Info here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=646701&page=6

Don't want to highjack here much though...just wanted to give some feedback.

Glad to see they are real world testing the proto Sidekickers too!

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Old 01-01-2012, 04:25 AM   #77
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Steve will have the price for us in January.
It's January.






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Old 01-12-2012, 09:05 AM   #78
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Yes, it's January. Steve emailed yesterday that he and his partner had been concentrating on winding up their KruzLocker throttle lock project for the F800/650GS twins, which is now out for testing. (They've sent one to me; I am curious if it'll work with my OEM BMW steel hand guards.)

Anyway, they are moving to the Sidekicker now. We all want to know the price. Patience....

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #79
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Anymore updates?
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #80
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Nope. (Think of a smilie drumming its fingers on the table....)

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:34 AM   #81
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The foot pad location

Okay, guys here is the latest. As a result of feedback and comments about the swing-arc issue, and having to lean the bike to the right to clear various big foot pads on the market, Steve and Tom are sending to me a SideKicker with a Swiss-cheese base to find the sweet spot for the pad, in relation to the swing-arc. Check it out:



So there will be a lot of stopping and unscrewing and moving and adjusting on a ride coming up, soon. Luckily, days have been motorcycle-friendly here in south-central Pennsylvania, lately.

Steve added that the pricing was delayed due to a change in fabrication method of one part, unrelated to the foot pad location. I will ask him again for the price soon!

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Looks like you'll need to do a lot of testing, but it'll be perfect when it's finally done! Looking forward to seeing the progress on this!
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:10 AM   #83
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:37 PM   #84
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Okay, guys here is the latest. As a result of feedback and comments about the swing-arc issue, and having to lean the bike to the right to clear various big foot pads on the market, Steve and Tom are sending to me a SideKicker with a Swiss-cheese base to find the sweet spot for the pad, in relation to the swing-arc. Check it out:

So there will be a lot of stopping and unscrewing and moving and adjusting on a ride coming up, soon. Luckily, days have been motorcycle-friendly here in south-central Pennsylvania, lately.

Steve added that the pricing was delayed due to a change in fabrication method of one part, unrelated to the foot pad location. I will ask him again for the price soon!

Fred
So what do you think, have you had chance to have a play around with different positions?

Do you reckon this stand will better take the weight of using the pegs to climb on and off the bike?
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:59 PM   #85
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So what do you think, have you had chance to have a play around with different positions?

Do you reckon this stand will better take the weight of using the pegs to climb on and off the bike?
Due to an intervening circumstance with the handlebar, the bike is not quite ready: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770177 I am not far from the North America BMW motorcycle parts distribution warehouse, so the nut and bolt I ordered Tuesday will be in my hands shortly, maybe today.

The stand in the photo above is not a final product! It a very adjustable test device to determine the best location for the foot pad. The final product would have the pad welded into place once that place is determined.

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Due to an intervening circumstance with the handlebar, the bike is not quite ready: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770177 I am not far from the North America BMW motorcycle parts distribution warehouse, so the nut and bolt I ordered Tuesday will be in my hands shortly, maybe today.

The stand in the photo above is not a final product! It a very adjustable test device to determine the best location for the foot pad. The final product would have the pad welded into place once that place is determined.
Sorry to hear you handlebar issue... I look forward to hearing your views on the positioning of the foot pad when your back on the road. Yeah, I realise this is not the final product, just a device to facilitate testing footpad positions. Perhaps I should have been clearer, do you think, from the previous stand that you tested, that the final product will be better able to take the weight of mounting the bike via the pegs?
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #87
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do you think, from the previous stand that you tested, that the final product will be better able to take the weight of mounting the bike via the pegs?
The original OEM kickstand and the revised kickstand both have issues bending during normal use. Especially when the panniers are fully loaded. I went through 2 of the original kickstands and am on the first of the revised version, which is better, but I think it's bent because the bike leans a lot on level ground.

I think some hope (myself included) that the sidekicker will not have this problem as well as being able to be adjusted to suit up and down slopes.
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...I went through 2 of the original kickstands and am on the first of the revised version, which is better...
Me too, I'm on my second stand. The current one is the newer revised version but still not as strong as I would like it or as it should be. I don't mount using the pegs and very rarely dismount this way.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #89
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The Swiss-cheese foot pad reveals a lot.

I rode half the day in the Tuscorora State Forest of Pennsylvania, parking on all sorts of inconvenient spots. The pad has moved around, and ended up so that when looking at it while the kickstand is down, the pad is screwed to its forward right corner, putting it rearward and away from the bike. I will do a bit more experimenting over the next couple of days to "fine tune" my conclusions before I ship the SideKicker back with my comments.

Stephen, I mounted the bike using the left peg, and the extended stand helps.

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:03 PM   #90
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The Swiss cheese Sidekicker was returned to Steve and Tom with my conclusions: looking at it when the Sidekicker is down, no foot pad on the inside of the stand (towards the bike) and no foot pad on the front of the stand. Please!

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