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    R1200RT LC side-stand

    With Suburban Machinery's peg lowering kit installed, on a RT LC, the side-stand deployment tab gets closer to the foot peg. I thought, with a small leverage bar, I could bend it forward a tad and get more room to catch my heel on it for easier deployment. Is that tab bendable without breaking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    With Suburban Machinery's peg lowering kit installed, on a RT LC, the side-stand deployment tab gets closer to the foot peg. I thought, with a small leverage bar, I could bend it forward a tad and get more room to catch my heel on it for easier deployment. Is that tab bendable without breaking?
    Probably not.
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    I put Pivot Pegs on Annie’s liquid cooled R1200GS. With the new pegs mounted the side stand tang was too close to be used conveniently. I bent the tang about a half inch without it breaking, but I had a good welder on speed dial. I bent the tang by gently tapping it with a dead blow hammer.
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    Part of the instructions to install the Illium floor boards for the RT is to bend the tab. It will take SOME endings, just go slow, and as previously mentioned, a welder in speed-dial might be good! ;-)
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    I've straightened the tang on a few bikes by slipping a piece of steel pipe over the end. Does not slip like a bar might and there is no need to pry against (damage) other parts of the bike. Change the engagement point and you can produce a curve rather than a single angle.
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    I had same issue for same reason. My solution was to take center stand off the bike, cut out a section of the extending arm of the stand, insert a piece of copper pipe (I think 1/2" copper pipe fit perfectly) so that it fit snugly in both the side stand and into the now shorter extending arm- then put together with JB Weld. I thought about welding, but wanted to try this approach first as the seam is barely noticeable and avoided any grinding/painting. This has held up great for 5000 miles so far on my 2018. (never posted pics before- apologies in advance if not up to snuff)
    Side stand mod B.pdfside stand mod A.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldeck1 View Post
    I had same issue for same reason. My solution was to take center stand off the bike, cut out a section of the extending arm of the stand, insert a piece of copper pipe (I think 1/2" copper pipe fit perfectly) so that it fit snugly in both the side stand and into the now shorter extending arm- then put together with JB Weld. I thought about welding, but wanted to try this approach first as the seam is barely noticeable and avoided any grinding/painting. This has held up great for 5000 miles so far on my 2018. (never posted pics before- apologies in advance if not up to snuff)
    Side stand mod B.pdfside stand mod A.pdf
    Sorry, I am a little confused. Not sure I understand need to take off center stand when it's the tang on side stand that needs adjusted for easier access?

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    I bent mine on my '16RT with a short piece of pipe, slowly, in warm weather. No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motodan View Post
    With Suburban Machinery's peg lowering kit installed, on a RT LC, the side-stand deployment tab gets closer to the foot peg.
    I added the Illiumworks sidestand pad enlarger, which has a tab on it that sticks out to the rear of the footpeg. Much better for my big feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap View Post
    I added the Illiumworks sidestand pad enlarger, which has a tab on it that sticks out to the rear of the footpeg. Much better for my big feet.
    Sorry, forgot. This too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap View Post
    I added the Illiumworks sidestand pad enlarger, which has a tab on it that sticks out to the rear of the footpeg. Much better for my big feet.
    Thanks cap, I'm going with this "fix"...ordered yesterday.

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    With my 17.5 Low GS when I installed loweing pegs it made the side stand foot enlarger hit when it retracted. I had to remove the side stand foot enlarger.

    I guess I am just saying beware the foot may not clear with lowering pegs on.
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    Only interference was back rear shift linkage made slight contact with foot when shifting. Ground off slight amount on rearward side of foot to gain complete clearance.

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