Side Stand (replacement) for 1995 R100R "Classic"
I have lived with the OEM side stand on my [B]R100R[/B] for far too long. (Since it was new in 1995). Seems to me that it would be quite handy to simply deploy a side stand that won't spring back up on it's own. (Of course, I use the center stand pretty much all the time, but would like to be able to dismount my bike with the extra security provided by a side stand that will stay down until I decide other wise. And yes, I understand the "logic" of having the spring keeping folks from riding off with the stand down. (I just don't feel I need that extra "help" as I've survived just fine so far on the other bikes I have owned that require paying attention).
All inquiries about a [B]Brown or equivalent[/B] replacement with various parts people (and others, at dealerships) have yielded nada.
Seems there is no "listing" that would indicate a product for my bike.
So: To be clear, this bike is very similar to the GS and Mystic versions of the same era. In fact, it was produced for at least a few years (even if mine was a "Last Edition").
One would think somebody has successfully found an available stand I could use.
A possible hangup: The pivot point on the factory stand is integrated into the left-hand "crash bar" (cylinder guard), but looks like it could be easily removed without buggering anything.
In any case, I would be most appreciative if someone has insight into how to acquire/fab/invent/whatever a side stand I can use. I have reasonable fabrication skills, but would prefer not to go off on that route if there is a simple solution I have yet to hear about.
[B]Has anyone replaced the (pretty useless) side stand on a '90s-era R100 Airhead similar to mine[/B]?
Thanks to anyone who can help.