Last year I was so afraid of the bike tipping over I made
a 1/4" foot (toes & all) and epoxied it to the stand.
Since I made it out of the closest grain wood I could find
(& carve) it only lasted a year.
lot of riders have a practice of putting a crushed beverage
can under the stand’s footpad, but there are commercial pads
say that he “never worries about it (most of the time I use
the center stand anyway). I carry one of those plastic gizmo's
(or you can crush the last can you drank). I always leave
the bike in gear if I use the side stand. Alternatively there
is a company that makes something called a 'bigfoot"
that mounts to the bottom of your stand (using a screw). Check
your dealer (or Bob's BMW) and they should be able to find
“I just got an aluminum foot from Bobs BMW at the national
rally, it installed in minutes. No more crushed beer cans
says that he has ”one of the Bigfoots from Speed Cycle which
advertises in the BMW MOA Owners News. Its designed specifically
for the bike ,looks and works well and has a cut out to avoid
whacking the pipe. Their URL is http://wwwspeedscycle.com
> says that he purchased “the Fat Foot From Jim
Schneider as well as his Flip Throttle lock (cruise control).
both products are simple and work great. You do get a "BONG"
when the kickstand is raised as the oversized foot hits the
exhaust pipe; but, you know it's "up and locked".
Here is Jim's website http://www.schneidersinc.com/
Very nice guy to do business with.
folks have made their own and are quite happy with them. Some
attach to the stand, others are more portable (handy if you
own more than one bike)
made his own support out of 2/8” lexan “It is placed under
the stand and does not attach to it. There is a lanyard attached
to it, so you won't forget it's there. Quite a few of my Gold
Wing and Harley friends use these gismos, and they support
those heavyweight bikes very well, in all kinds of conditions.
“made a stand foot only I used aluminum about 1/8 thick.
I cut it so it cleared the pipe. And
used G.E. RTV silicone 4140 to stick it on . There
are a lot of other RTV sealers available, including DOW. The
main thing is get it really clean before sticking it on and
let it set over night."
Says that he “has more time than money so I made another out
of aluminum, screwed and eypoxy-ed it to the stand. Phil made
a really good point that shouldn't be missed -'NEVER' leave
your bike out of gear when you're parked. If you're not pointed
down hill, you still may have someone come by and lean against
it. I put both
a screw and a pin as well as epoxy glue on and let it set
overnight. I used 3/8" thk aluminum which is light and
able to be sawed with a wood blade on the band saw. My only
problem was after it had dryed I found it hit the center stand
and had to get down and saw some of it off. I was trying to
get height rather than size. If a parking area is soft I move
to an area that isn't or use the center stand. I've had area's
(gravelled) that were too soft for the center stand and it
sunk in so far both tires were touching.”