Side Stand Enlarger

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Side Stand Enlarger

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Seeing this photograph, has reminded me that I may consider purchasing a sidestand enlarger.

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The one on this bike looks particularly neat, what make is it & where did it come from, thanks.

The bike does lean over a lot when the suspension preload is set for Two-up (with luggage).

Any other suggestions which would save my pillion looking for bits of wood or stone are welcome.
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Re: Sidestand Enlarger

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The one on my bike is from


http://www.amazon.co.uk/BMW-R1200RT-Sid ... B00CPA5LTI


Hope the link works
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DaygloDavid wrote: Seeing this photograph, has reminded me that I may consider purchasing a sidestand enlarger.

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The bike does lean over a lot when the suspension preload is set for Two-up (with luggage).

Any other suggestions which would save my pillion looking for bits of wood or stone are welcome.
To be honest I can't say that I have noticed any excessive lean when parked, is there excessive play in your side stand at the top ?
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Yes, the link works, thanks.

Also available from AMC, not sure about postage:- http://www.amcmoto.co.uk/side-stand-pad ... r-pad.html

Have changed the 2010 model I was referring to, haven't checked the new (used) 2012 model, it's tucked away until 2015.

Why did you fit one and what height increase do you get?
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DaygloDavid wrote:

Why did you fit one and what height increase do you get?
The only reason for fitting was purely for the extra stability and not having to worry about looking for bits of wood etc when I go parking on gravel, grass etc.

I guess it gives an extra 1cm of height but never really measured. It's one of those 'must haves' for me.
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Contacted AMC Moto  re side stand enlarger on 01494-856091 and spoke with Alison.    Price of the Kit,  is currently £32.99  with an additional £3.99 for postage ( UK ),  I mentioned I was comparing the various sites for this type of kit and that other riders,  on our Forum Site,  may also be interested  in the  kit,  so I asked if they were doing any `promotion codes’  and she promptly  said she would add a `promotional  code’ to offset the postage costs for a month.    Thus the kit is postage free ( UK ).
The Code is  ADV1,  which you enter at the `checkout’ .    I received my kit the following day so a fast service.  :)  Took just a couple of minutes to fit and the side stand  certainly feels more stable. Their Link is ;

http://www.amcmoto.co.uk/side-stand-pad ... r-pad.html

                              Buy direct from AMC  - - -  Amazon add up to another £7 + postage !!
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Just spoken to Alison at AMC Moto & placed an order, £32.99 with free p&p.

She has offered another discount code of NAC1, this will be valid until 31st December 2014.

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Hi, glad you got sorted, its a good product, gives about 100% extra coverage.  I gave the parts a wipe over with some ACF 50 prior to assembly.  Gives you more confidence leaving on the side stand.      Wonder way AMC have changed the `promotion'  Code ?
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Alison at AMC Moto suggested she had put up the original code for about a week.

When I mentioned your post, she just said the new code will be available until the end of December.

Agreed, will assemble the parts complete with some ACF-50, thanks again.
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Well David,  have you fitted it yet,  and how do you `rate ' it
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It arrived today & what a well designed quality bit of kit, highly recommended.
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It's a quality item and looks the part
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DaygloDavid wrote: It arrived today & what a well designed quality bit of kit, highly recommended.

I just returned mine to AMC as they sent me a pad for the 2013 WC model and said they were not aware there was a difference. So what have you fitted to your bike? The foot of my stand is long and narrow compared to the more rounded shape on the pad they have sent. It's all a bit confusing because I have heard of others fitting larger pads to 2014 model?
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My bike is a 2012 Twin Cam RT, perhaps AMC haven't designed one yet for the 2014 LC RT.
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Re: Side Stand Enlarger

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Bought an Oxford Stand Mate Deluxe Motorcycle Side Stand Support to compliment the AMC Side Stand Enlarger Pad.

The footprint of the AMC Enlarger Pad is slightly greater than that of the Oxford Side Stand Support,
but it adds some height & saves scratching around for that piece of wood or stone when you stop.
(Would be perfect with the standard side stand foot on the bike.)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Oxford-Stand-De ... pd_sxp_f_i

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