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I'm looking for a GOOD chrome side stand that is extended to clear the floorboard. Anyone had any experience with them and where can I find one?
 

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And, by the way, is it a bad thing to leave my bike on the side stand MOST of the time?
 

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And, by the way, is it a bad thing to leave my bike on the side stand MOST of the time?
If it doesn't smoke when you start it up it's probably fine.
 

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I keep mine on the side stand most of the time. Can't see what it would hurt it doesn't smoke anyway. I don't think that was as common with the 6 cylinder bikes. Even if it smoked, I'd still park it that way, I'm convinced it's a lot more secure.
 

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The Fish's Quick Park features:
  • Fits all GL1500's and GL1200's
  • Reverse park, ride off
  • Extra large supporting feet
  • Chrome plated
  • More leverage
  • No need for lifting
  • Custom look
GL1200's?? OOOPS!!
 

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Yep, but does anyone have any experience with them? Are they plenty stable, do they work, etc.

Thanks
 

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I was curious about the ride of, but as they are not supplying for 1200s I am kind of left out.

I have never had Side Stand sink, but I use a coaster if I am even the least bit suspicious of the terrain. I do not like the sidestand though and consider the centerstand more stable. Opposite Paul and curious why?
 

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I have never had Side Stand sink, but I use a coaster if I am even the least bit suspicious of the terrain. I do not like the sidestand though and consider the centerstand more stable. Opposite Paul and curious why?
Draw a line through all three points the bike is supported on while on the center stand and then again on the sidestand. Which gives the triangle with the widest base and maximum height? The largest base resists tipping the most.

On thing to consider about a longer side stand is that you are putting more leverage on the mounting bracket, there's an increased possibility of it bending. If you need and extension to clear the floor board there are bolt on extensions, look like narrow inverted Vs that attach to the existing stand leg, which stick out at 90 degrees to the folded stand and clear the floorboard enough to get a foot on.
 

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Concede that point Paul willingly, just the stock sidestand feels and act weak. Worst designed piece on Wings in my opinion.

Of course these are awfully big bikes to be slapping up on centerstands!!
 
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