If you forget to put the side stand up and then ride off, it's supposed to catch the ground and flip the sidestand up when you lean left, before the side stand itself catches the ground and pogos you off the bike.Every time I park my bike I wonder what tha thing is for?
Been there...got the t-shirt! Almost wrecked the bike when I first got it last year and many times forgot to put the stand up. I finally got around to installing one on my bike and it works as advertised.That piece was missing on my 1200. Without it, the side stand will NOT flip up when you lean left.:shock: