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post #1 of 27 Old 11-30-2015, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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SW-MOTECH Sidestand Foot Enlarger

I picked up the SW-Motech sidetand foot enlarger over the Thanksgiving holiday. It arrived today and I wasted no time getting it installed. This is a very solid, heavy and good looking bit of kit.

This one was as simple as it gets.

Package includes:
Top Plate
Bottom Plate
3 counter sunk screws
  • My install procedure:
  • Put the bike up on the center stand.
  • Remove the two rear counter sunk screws.
  • Loosen the front counter sunk screw.
  • Slip the foot pad over the stock kickstand foot.
  • Tighten the front counter sunk screw, but leave it a little loose.
  • Put thread locker on the two rear counter sunk screws and screw them into the foot pad. Be sure to just snug the screws up.
  • Unscrew the front counter sunk screw and put thread locker on it.
  • Now screw in the front counter sunk screw and snug it up.
  • In a crisscross pattern, tighten up the screws.
* No torque value was given for the counter sunk screws.



Notice the sloping profile...




Ridges for grip....


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Bike on the sidestand...


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post #2 of 27 Old 11-30-2015, 09:23 PM
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Looks good!

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I have the Richland Rick on my 650 and it rubs the ground when raising the kickstand if the bike isn't totally vertical or more. It is much more square though. I may give this one a try. Thanks!

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I have the tourtech verson. these things really 'free' you. no more looking for a rock or something. no more watching for a moment to see if your bike sinks. just put it down and turn your back and walk away.
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I have a home built Frankenfoot. I patterned after the plastic freebie at Laguna Seca raceway. Nice not to worry about soft stuff anymore.
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ALiexspress has knock offs for these for $12.00 on up. I ordered one and waiting for it to come in otherwise I just have the bigfoot type one to put under the stand. I ram a small zip tie through the front hole of it and I can easily place it under my stand as it acts as an exteneder.
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On my 12 650 adv. I took a Richland Rick bolt on and threw away all but the steel base. measured the thickness of the steel base, then cut with a chop saw the same amount of thickness from the sidestand foot, then welded the new base on the sidestand leg. The result is a nice wide footprint, with out that annoying extra length and the bike standing too upright in some situations. A little more work, but well worth the outcome.

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I have Givi one and have never liked it. It's too big and too heavy. I had to cut off quite a lot of it and change side stand spring to stronger one so it's more or less OK now. If I knew it's gonna be so bad I'd purchase SW Motech one in fist place. It's much better looking and much lighter. Givi one has a lot of steel in it.

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ALiexspress has knock offs for these for $12.00 on up. I ordered one and waiting for it to come in otherwise I just have the bigfoot type one to put under the stand. I ram a small zip tie through the front hole of it and I can easily place it under my stand as it acts as an exteneder.
Can you send a link? I am curious to see the cheap version and i can't seen to find it myself

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I have Givi one and have never liked it. It's too big and too heavy. I had to cut off quite a lot of it and change side stand spring to stronger one so it's more or less OK now. If I knew it's gonna be so bad I'd purchase SW Motech one in fist place. It's much better looking and much lighter. Givi one has a lot of steel in it.
Hmm, I have the Givi as well... never had any problems with its weight or size. I actually chose it because of its size; when on mud or gravel, the bigger it is the less likely it is to sink.
The only thing I did is to paint it black. Looks better on a black bike!
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