Himalayan adjustable length sidestand?

two click

Total noob
Location
Jersey
Is there a market for these? Just poking around with an idea... it would be adjustable with an enlarged footprint. Very high quality. Probably around $125 with core return required. Thoughts?
My side stand recently collapsed causing damage, I have fitted a OE item from RE but don't trust it, been looking at the adjustable item from Tourtecs anyone fitted one?
 

ShortRider1

Well travelled
Location
Wake Forest, NC
So, this is what happens when you put down your kick stand and the bike falls over because of the 0% lean it has. The bike caught my jacket sleeve on the way down and ripped my bicep muscle off my elbow, causing it to spring up into my upper arm.
I had to ride the bike home 3 hours on horrible pain. I went into surgery and they reatched the muscle to my elbow. I haven't rode in 4 months because of my arm.....
This $5k bike has cost me $19k in hospital and Dr bills......
 

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johnny42

Well travelled
Location
NY State
I feel for you brother! I broke my ankle and fractured some foot bones last year and had to free my stuck boot, lift the bike and ride home about 60 minutes before having my wife take me to an emergency room.

I'm trying to picture your incident to perhaps learn what to avoid. Would you be able to provide specific details on what happened?
 

ShortRider1

Well travelled
Location
Wake Forest, NC
I feel for you brother! I broke my ankle and fractured some foot bones last year and had to free my stuck boot, lift the bike and ride home about 60 minutes before having my wife take me to an emergency room.

I'm trying to picture your incident to perhaps learn what to avoid. Would you be able to provide specific details on what happened?
Like I said, stopped on the side of the road, the ground was not flat but had a slight angel to the right. I put the kickstand down and leaned the bike left , because of the long kickstand, the bike fell right and somehow got my jacket sleeve hung up on the bars, when it pulled my arm straight, my feet where planted on the ground and 400+lbs ripped my bicep off my elbow. Had to pick the bike up one handed as my left arm was not working and in pain. Had the kickstand been shorter, the bike would have leaned left and not fall over.
 

Jerk

On a long leash
Staff member
So, this is what happens when you put down your kick stand and the bike falls over because of the 0% lean it has. The bike caught my jacket sleeve on the way down and ripped my bicep muscle off my elbow, causing it to spring up into my upper arm.
I had to ride the bike home 3 hours on horrible pain. I went into surgery and they reatched the muscle to my elbow. I haven't rode in 4 months because of my arm.....
This $5k bike has cost me $19k in hospital and Dr bills......
That sounds brutal. Sorry to hear about your accident :(
 

Old Scrambler

Finally made it
Location
Idaho, USA
Just joined this group..............and thought to add this note: India and UK riders should be OK with the OEM sidestand because your LEFT-sided riders! All others should have the stands shortened for the opposite-lean of the roadway. I will shorten mine and add a larger pad to the inside and rear of the stand so it does not have ground clearance issues..........my center-stand is rather nicked from stones but so far has not hung-up on anything.
 

Ozzy

Well travelled
Location
East Yorkshire
So, this is what happens when you put down your kick stand and the bike falls over because of the 0% lean it has. The bike caught my jacket sleeve on the way down and ripped my bicep muscle off my elbow, causing it to spring up into my upper arm.
I had to ride the bike home 3 hours on horrible pain. I went into surgery and they reatched the muscle to my elbow. I haven't rode in 4 months because of my arm.....
This $5k bike has cost me $19k in hospital and Dr bills......
Jeez dude hope you on the mend,I think they heavy bit of kit, not as heavy as your bills 😐here cost nothing great nation health service and workers through out ,mine caught me out a coupe of times, got side stand shortened and Plate on
Hope your recovering well hang in there👍🏻
 
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