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.