Hello! This is my first post. My name is Leo and I live in the Memphis area I have a 1999 R1100RT. Due to having to lock and unlock the gate at my job site I also wanted a fix for my side stand and after some research I found the following fix at the web site listed below. The article lists part numbers and has excellent photos. I did the mod about a year ago and have not had a problem. The fix cost me $72.32 at the dealer and takes less than 30 min. With this mod in place you can start your motorcycle with the side stand down in neutral but you must raise the side stand before you put it in gear or it will die.


www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/index.shtml


scroll down the page to the modifications section and you will see the mod listed there.