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You understand correctly but I can't tell you a number. Plus I don't have the bike anymore lol.....

You would think there would be a proper factory or aftermarket solution by now.
 

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Do I understand correctly that the dealer had the side stand cut and then welded? How much is it lowered? Thanks.
Hi, I purchased a G310GS just last week and as it turns out there is no after market side stand yet and when I asked the local BMW dealership to modify the side stand ... I was told that was not a service they offer. So, plan B was to seek out a local fabricator/welding shop who did a great job. Time required was 1 1/2 hrs ($135/cdn total)
 

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Is there ANY indication that BMW have addressed this big problem and made corrections for the new generation model which has just be press released?
 

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Hi Geoff, my local dealer located in Oakville/ON/Canada did not disclose any changes or availability of a replacement part when I asked him last week. Perhaps on launch BMW will provide an update
 

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Hi, I purchased a G310GS just last week and as it turns out there is no after market side stand yet and when I asked the local BMW dealership to modify the side stand ... I was told that was not a service they offer. So, plan B was to seek out a local fabricator/welding shop who did a great job. Time required was 1 1/2 hrs ($135/cdn total)
Wow - I found a guy in our small town who will do it for $20 if the stand is removed from the bike.,
 

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Wow - I found a guy in our small town who will do it for $20 if the stand is removed from the bike.,
That's a great price! If you do take the stand off yourself, invest in a spring puller. There are 2 on the stand and present a challenge to remove them.
 

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That's a great price! If you do take the stand off yourself, invest in a spring puller. There are 2 on the stand and present a challenge to remove them.
I do have a couple of spring pullers and was glad I did when I removed the stand. If I recall correctly on another thread it was stated the bolt had a hex head. Mine had a torx, aka star, head. What was yours?
 

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I understand after 2019 BMW changed the side stand design due problems!!! I have a 2019 BMW G310R and these have a hex bolt head.
 

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I do have a couple of spring pullers and was glad I did when I removed the stand. If I recall correctly on another thread it was stated the bolt had a hex head. Mine had a torx, aka star, head. What was yours?
Mine is a torx ... a few years back I had an F800R and let the tools go when I sold it. Fortunately the shop had one
 

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Does anyone have any advice on how much to shorten the stand when the bike has been lowered two inches? The two inches is a vertical measurement but the side stand is at quite an angle from vertical so wouldn't the amount removed from it need to be somewhat more than 2 inches? I would l like the bike to have a little more lean when on the side stand than it did in stock form. Thanks for any input.
 

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I’m 5’ 4” and 120lbs with a 29” inseam. To flat foot (left foot ) I maxed out the sag on the rear ... had the side stand shortened by 1”. Bike has the right amount of lean and I can easily put the kick stand on/off. I’m upgrading the front/rear shocks to Rally Raid over the winter. Rear is the low shock. The kickstand is now at the right length for that mod
 

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Is this problem within a certain time frame of the manufacturing date. (maybe they changed it on later models)
I have a 2019 GS and have no problem with the length of the side stand. In fact when I park it at home I put a 1x4 under it to get it more straight up?
 

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Cycleruss...the discussion is about lowered bikes for the vertically impaired ( I'm 5'4" with a 27" inseam) When you lower the bike the side stand must be lowered also.
 

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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.
Totally agree, the sidestand is a bloody nightmare, you have to look where is safe before you leave it as it would end up on the deck!
 

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I’m 5’ 4” and 120lbs with a 29” inseam. To flat foot (left foot ) I maxed out the sag on the rear ... had the side stand shortened by 1”. Bike has the right amount of lean and I can easily put the kick stand on/off. I’m upgrading the front/rear shocks to Rally Raid over the winter. Rear is the low shock. The kickstand is now at the right length for that mod
Update ... adding a kickstand enlarger.
I'm really disappointed with BMW. Thus far I'm out of pocket $220 to correct their design flaw. This is a first! I've never had a problem with any other manufacturer (Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, Triumph or BMW F800R) it's not like you can lean a motorcycle against something when you park. Hope I didn't make a mistake trading the Triumph for the G310GS
 

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Wow - I found a guy in our small town who will do it for $20 if the stand is removed from the bike.,
My friend did mine in about 30 minutes or less. We put the bike onto a paddock stand, left the sidestand down. Disconnect the battery. Cut the foot off just above the weld with an angle grinder. Ground down the welds on the foot so the foot plate was flat. Took the bike off the paddock stand and let it sit on the new foot (to get the angle correct) and then tack welded. A quick check then weld all round! 30 minutes or even less! I then sprayed it black when I got home.
I bought him a couple of beers! Job done!
 
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