Don't like my K75 side stand
When on the side stand the bike is leaning over further than I like. Is there an aftermarket stand I could buy or a modification I could make? When I take a long trip with my clothes and camping gear the bike is heavy and hard to put on the center stand and the further it leans the more weight is on the side stand
Are there more than one side-stand available for this bike??
My buddy brings his his K75s, an older girl, to me for some TLC. I love his bike and if he knew what my test drives are, he'd pull a gun (not Santa Monica like, very sad indeed).
His side stand is cold rolled steel and I did the same thing, straightened and welded a fishplate. I also filled it with lead just to make sure. I didn't add any extra length but gave it a bigger footprint, not much to interfere with anything.
After I did that, my other buddy brought his K75 to me for some TLC. His side stand was broken and it was cast steel. Not cast iron, cast steel. We looked up the part number, same model of bike, K75's but for each sub-model, a different part number?
They weigh the same or are close, what is the difference? Now I'm wondering what to recommend. If we go cast steel and we lose the bits to be welded, we're cooked. At least with the cold rolled I have something to fix. Oh yeah, both bikes got war wounds from laying on their sides from the bad, very bad, side stands.
Comments are appreciated. Seriously, BMW makes awesome wheels, two or four, but really, they ain't that smart.