A gotta have accessory. Until you've seen a bike stand sink into too-soft asphalt you may not believe it. It's also great in sandy, pea-gravel, and sometimes even mud.
Be aware ---- even on level ground, it WILL make your bike more vertical. The inside edge of the new foot will make contact with the ground before the factory one would --- thus bike is more vertical. This will affect how your angle your bike on different hills, parking lots, streetside/curb parking, etc. On my R1200RTs, previous 1200GS, and my K1600GT, I actually have to park them facing oncoming traffic in some curbside parking, just to get even a little proper lean.
Here's a pretty good selection http://search.ascycles.com/search#w=side%20stand%20foot
Twisted Throttle and BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco also have a great selection. Die-hards say you don't need it, but they also ride bikes with no windshields in the rain. Me? --- Gotta have a side-stand foot, and a windshield up in certain weather.
That said, it sure beats forgetting to pick up the steel plate you might carry instead. Hope this helps.
Side Stand Enlarger
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Re: Side Stand Foot Enlarger
Parking Guidelines at Hotel Zur Post, Klotten in Germany.NoVaBob wrote:That said, it sure beats forgetting to pick up the steel plate you might carry instead.