R1200GS: Sidestand enhancements

stock

stock

stock
wider foot

wider foot

wider foot
with sidestand up

with sidestand up

with sidestand up

I use the sidestand on the GS more than any other bike I’ve had with the possible exception of the K12LT. The only down side is that the base plate on the GS is a bit on the small side. Wunderlich has a solution to this problem, as do several other vendors. I picked Wunderlich because BMW Scruz, the Wunderlich importer, is more or less local. The last image also shows the Fastway footpegs.

New lid

New lid

New lid
New catalog

New catalog

New catalog

What does a new Touratech Zega lid have to do with a sidestand? I lost my lid on the way back from helping a friend. Seems I forgot to latch it. I didn’t notice it was gone until I got home, about 25 miles later. An order was placed with Touratech for a new lid. As long as I was paying for shipping anyway, I also ordered the Touratech sidestand switch cover.

Stock guard

Stock guard

Stock guard
Clean and grease side stand

Clean and grease side stand

Clean and grease side stand

The first image shows the stock guard, designed to keep your toes away from the switch. I removed the stock guard, cleaned out the old sidestand grease, and lubed the sidestand. That is the nozzle of the grease gun leaning against the shift lever on the second pic.

New guard

New guard

New guard

Lastly I installed the new guard using the same hardware. It sticks down a bit further than the stock guard and will hopefully better protect the sidestand switch.