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post #1 of 8 Old 05-24-2012, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Larger Foot for Sidestand

I thought some might like to see what the SW-Moteck larger foot from T.T. for the 2012 model looks like. I really like it. It doesn't scratch the garage floor like the OEM foot does, and it makes for a much more stable base for the bike. And, it won't sink into the hot asphalt as easily. I debated on painting it black and still might do so. It looks OK in aluminum, I guess.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-24-2012, 03:16 PM
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Did you have to grind any aluminum away to get it to fit? I bought one a few months ago and had to do a lot of filing to get the sidestand into the foot pad. It was pretty obvious at the time that SMO-TECH had never tried to actually mount one on a 2012 V-Strom.
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I Installed mine last night. I had no issue with clearances at all. Lifted the bike off the stand a little, set the foot under it, let the bike back down onto the foot, and put the top plate on with the screws and lots of blue loctite. Maybe a 15 minute job (at most). I was concerned at first that the machine screws would not be long enough to clap the top plate down due to the lip on the OEM stand, but that was not an issue.

Funny thing was that the foot was in my office 6 hours before I got the e-mail from TT stating it had shipped to me

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No grinding. I'd put some rubber on the bottom of the OEM foot to stop it from scratching our garage floor. I had to peel that off, and then the foot went right on.
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-24-2012, 11:38 PM
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Home made version

Had a block of Delrin laying around so traced the foot onto a 5/8" slab of it. Can make it wider if need be, but trying just barely larger than original foot. Was more concerned with the lean angle than sinking into anything.



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I had to grind mine a bit to get it to fit. Emailed the Twisted Throttle folks and they said they were aware of it and had pulled it from the "will fit" for the 2012 model. They said they are working on it.

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Emailed the Twisted Throttle folks and they said they were aware of it and had pulled it from the "will fit" for the 2012 model. They said they are working on it.
Just checked and they've pulled it from the list. I ordered mine on Monday and it was on the list. I am thinking there is a bit of mfg tolerance at play here since mine fit my 2012 (09/11 production date) just fine ...

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Larger sidestand foot

I needed a slightly larger sidestand foot for hot summer parking lot asphalt. A piece of 3/16 thick aluminum did the trick.

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