Have been seeing several post regarding V-Stroms and a problem with the the bike falling off the side stand. I just bought an 05 650. Have been making suspension modifications to lower it for the wife. Added Kouba links, 1 1/2" drop, lowered the front forks 3/4" and added theGenMar risers with 1 3/8" setback, thought it would also help. I checked with the dealer, and a new sidestand runs $90 plus bucks. Hate to just start wacking away at the original stand, but the bike is setting up a little straighter than I would like. It's stable on flat concrete, but thats not always available.