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Shortening the Sidestand

It is not a new thread, but I got recently annoyed by the fact that I cannot park the bike safely because of t standing too vertical so even a burst of wind can make it fall down. what bmw was thinking? I do have the main stand, but I am not going to use it each time I park the bike. anyway, today, I cut 10mm off the sidestand, which seems like a resonable compromise. 15mm would work too, but if you park the bike on a left side slope, it can lose control.

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I can't say the side stand has been an issue on the R...
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Find a friend who has a welding machine.
Else, go to a muffler shop. Take the stand off and ask them to shorten it by 1/2 inch.
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I dd already welded it. I did not take the sidestand off, just cut when the bike was on the main stand, which allowed me to test it. the bike feels safer now when parking. the R model might not have the same issue because it is not so tall....

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I dd already welded it. I did not take the sidestand off, just cut when the bike was on the main stand, which allowed me to test it. the bike feels safer now when parking. the R model might not have the same issue because it is not so tall....
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I dd already welded it. I did not take the sidestand off, just cut when the bike was on the main stand, which allowed me to test it. the bike feels safer now when parking. the R model might not have the same issue because it is not so tall....


Probably a silly question, but confirm you did NOT remove the side stand from the bike????
Iím asking this because I remember the episode from Long Way Round when they had one of the BMs frames welded and it completely screwed the ABS system!
I was thinking seriously about shortening my side stand and Iím waiting for delivery of a paddock stand so I can take it off!


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I was thinking seriously about shortening my side stand and I’m waiting for delivery of a paddock stand so I can take it off!

What a toff, traditional motorcyclists (ie tight b#$$&•s) like myself would just lean the bike against the garage wall


My thoughts were that shortening the stand might just make it fractionally easier to get on and off the bike.
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Removing the side stand or not in order to cut it is a matter of preference.
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Removing the side stand or not in order to cut it is a matter of preference.
My question was......wouldn't welding it while still attached to the bike irreparably damage the electronics?
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My question was......wouldn't welding it while still attached to the bike irreparably damage the electronics?
why should it be? there is no connection to electronics.

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