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Did you order one yet? Noticed that the stock side stand foot is pretty small (of course this is coming from a GSA with an aftermarket "foot").

 

Just wondered what you ordered and how is it working?? Not all feet are the same.

 

Thanks

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I have the Ilium one too, and it is terrific. I bought one of the very first ones. It interfered with the shift lever. I emailed Ilium, and just a couple days later I got a new, modified one in the mail. Their customer concern and service is absolutely the best!

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I have the Hornig enlargement foot. I like it but it seems a little thick making the bike stand up. I haven't seen others so no comparison. My ESA is set at single rider, normal, road.

 

Jay

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Regular sized aluminum can crushed under foot. Seriously.

 

Costs nothing, does its job well and if you lose it, no big deal.

 

I agree a crushed can does a good job. The problem is you may not realize you need it. Not able to get off the bike to find a can. I don't like to litter... I've always carried a plate attached to a sting in the tank bag but you need to refer back to the first issue.

 

What ever works for you...

 

Jay

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While I have a fat foot on the side stand, I too carry a plastic side stand plate in the tankbag.

It is tied to a plastic lead that loops around bars/mirror so no bending over to use or retrieve.

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Plastic sidestand pucks are giveaways at practically any moto event with sponsors. Tie on a length of thin nylon twine and put a loop around the other end. Dangle it as you hold the twine and place it on the right spot on the ground without having to bend down. Drape the loop over the switch pod or clutch lever or what have you. Pick it up before you pull away. Fits on your fairing pocket or jacket pocket.

 

If you haven't been to a moto event, another good option is a junction box cover from the electrical supplies aisle. Cheap and very rugged, much nicer than a crushed can. You also can take two round plastic wall protectors (the kind that keep door knobs from bashing a hole in your sheetrock walls), stick the sticky sides to each other, and drill a hole for the nylon twine. Lighter weight, not as rugged, looks pretty cool.

 

Or, if you're lucky and have a friend who's an aerospace engineer, get a laser-cut piece of aircraft-grade carbon fiber with a laser drilled hole for your twine. Very light, very strong, wicked cool.

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another good option is a junction box cover from the electrical supplies aisle. Cheap and very rugged, much nicer than a crushed can.

Been using this for years. Will have to trim it down now to fit in the smaller glovebox.

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Side stand plates are all well and good and everyone I know carries them.

 

But a side stand foot removes the need 90% of the time and is much easier and quicker than the "game" of trying to drop one on the ground in the right place and then having to move the bike about to land correctly on it! - I fit a sidestand foot to all my bikes.

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I have the Wunderlich side stand enlarger. It is very high quality.

 

My only qualm is the lean angle of bike is not good. I would like to see the bike lean more, but it seems after putting the side stand enlarger, the bike stays more upright. This gets pretty un-nerving. I'm afraid the bike would fall to the right side someday.

 

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200RTLC/32420102.html

 

Which of these myriad gizmos simply enlarges the foot print, without messing with the lean angle?

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Having purchased Wunderlich for prior BMW motos (incl current 2004 RT), that was my 1st choice for just-purchased 2014. After reading other comments here, I ordered an Ilium last night for reasons stated. When in doubt, I always do keyword searches to help my farkle decisions... :Cool:

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I have the illium foot on mine, I catch my pants leg on the lever when coming to a stop sometimes. Got to learn to move my leg out further.

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I have the Illium and it works fine. I like it. Would buy again.

 

Cannot imagine why one brand would be much different from another.

 

Change the tilt angle? If you put anything, or any brand of anything under the OEM side stand it must change the lean angle.

 

Only way to get a "big foot" and not change the angle would be to make a new custom side stand.

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I had a foot stand enlarger on my 04 and when I bought my 14RTLC it was one of the first things I installed because the stock one is so small . I paid $64.95 for one from Wunderlich #32420-102, took about five minutes to install it and it works well .

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