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    Locking Kickstand Option? 2019 1250 GSA

    Well, the gusty wind in NY has knocked my GSA over on the kickstand side of the bike. No- I do not leave it in gear when parked on level terrain, but I guess i need to start. There was enough force to retract the stand while it held the bike up.

    This event has reminded me to look into a locking kickstand option for the GSA. It has rolled forward on me before with the kickstand down and I caught it prior to the tipping point of no return. That's the first time I learned the kickstand doesn't lock down.

    Does anyone know of a locking kickstand that prevents the bike from rolling forward?

    Any info is appreciated.

    Take care,
    Austin

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    The best option is to always park in gear.
    I also let the bike roll forward a inch or so to take the slop out of the drivetrain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The best option is to always park in gear.
    I also let the bike roll forward a inch or so to take the slop out of the drivetrain.
    Lee’s spot on always leave it in gear, or on center stand

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    I figured that would be the best option.

    Thanks, gents.

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    I call first gear "Park" when bike is ... parked.
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    Nope, BMW's aren't Harleys. I had more problems with their spring loaded kickstand locks when parked on a left sided uphill incline than not. There were times I couldn't get the bike leaned over to the right far enough to release the lock. And heaven forbid you may have taken off to the left from the curb forgetting to put the kickstand up. Good show right there in the middle of the street. Better to learn to park your BMW in gear than park it on it's side in the middle of the street while onboard!

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    For what it is worth my K75RTP police bike has a locking sidestand. Officers often leave a parked bike running, thus they can't be parked in gear. If you really are interested you should ask your dealer to find out what is used on the 1250 police bikes. There may be parts listed in the "Authority" catalog.
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