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    K1300S Side stand

    I have owned a K1200R, K1200R Sport and a K1300S. All three have a common irritant. The side stand. I canít seem to lower it with my foot. Iíve tried to get in between the peg and the shifter with both my heel and my toe, but no room. For some reason I canít reach it behind the peg, either. I have never had this problem on any other bike Iíve owned. I feel like a dweeb reaching down and lowering it by hand. Suggestions?

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    Both my wife and I had a K1300S.
    I didn't have a problem with the side stand but from time to time my wife had trouble putting the stand down.
    Never figured out a good solution other than having me put the stand down for her.
    She has long legs, so the reach wasn't the problem, the position of the stand was wrong for her.

    One of the side stand enlargers had a tab that stuck out but it seems like this enlarger didn't work on the S.

    Here's one made for the RT.
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    RATS!

    I ordered one of those. Maybe some redneck engineering can make it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomie View Post
    RATS!

    I ordered one of those. Maybe some redneck engineering can make it work?
    It might work. I did not find one that said it fit the K1300S and did not try it.
    I don't think the tab will interfere with anything but the shape of the recessed area in the plate may be a problem.

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    The angle of Lee's picture makes it hard to see but is there not a tang on the sidestand to which the springs are attached and which sticks out about 2 inches? I use this with my toe to deploy the stand. Works every time.

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    That tang is on the K13GT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    The angle of Lee's picture makes it hard to see but is there not a tang on the sidestand to which the springs are attached and which sticks out about 2 inches? I use this with my toe to deploy the stand. Works every time.
    It has a tang like the one pictured in post #6.

    The picture in post # 6 is good news for the OP because the GT stand should be the same as the S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    The angle of Lee's picture makes it hard to see but is there not a tang on the sidestand to which the springs are attached and which sticks out about 2 inches? I use this with my toe to deploy the stand. Works every time.
    The additional problem is that I had to use a Verholin peg lowering kit to be able to get my feet on and off the pegs. This kit moved my feet down and forward enough to preclude me from getting my size 13s between the foot peg and shifter. Ergonomics is a real pain. Change one thing and at least two other problems pop up.

    On to ebay to price GT stands. As always, I appreciate the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomie View Post
    On to ebay to price GT stands.
    The stands should be the same. I have lowering pegs on my GT and I use the heel of my boot to lower the stand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomie View Post
    The additional problem is that I had to use a Verholin peg lowering kit to be able to get my feet on and off the pegs. This kit moved my feet down and forward enough to preclude me from getting my size 13s between the foot peg and shifter. Ergonomics is a real pain. Change one thing and at least two other problems pop up.
    that was a key piece of information that should have been in the first post.....no lowered pegs = no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    that was a key piece of information that should have been in the first post.....no lowered pegs = no problem.
    But he also said he has big feet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyfr View Post
    But he also said he has big feet!
    that wasn't in the original post either......

    a clear picture of the problem lends itself to better proposed solutions, faster..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    that wasn't in the original post either......

    a clear picture of the problem lends itself to better proposed solutions, faster..
    So, now that you're fully apprised of ALL the details, what's your proposed solution?

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    Get rid of the lowering pegs and ride it like it was designed to be ridden!

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