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R100GS and GSPD sidestand

The factory sidestand on this model is very poor being too long and bendy, unable to support even an unloaded bike. I have fitted a really excellent sidestand from boxxerparts (Boxxerparts) which is made from tubular stainless steel. This will easily support a fully loaded bike and is fitted to one of the lower engine thru bolts. It doesn't matter if you have crashbars or not, although I had to slightly bend mine to fit afterwards. Although a bit expensive, it certainly does the job. They have lots of other goodies including used parts, as well. Highly recommended.
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I use Yamaha XT 600 sidestand - turn it upside down, cut it to correct leght, weld on a sopport and just bolt it on; wont bend. Supports my street version with skiis on - corresponds well to your demands on the GS/PD fully loaded.
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The Boxerstand does however look much smarter:
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I never use the sidestand on my 100GS, just don't like the smokey exhaust after you start it up again.
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I never use the sidestand on my 100GS, just don't like the smokey exhaust after you start it up again.
Valve guides/seals/rings? Mine does not smoke... well, not unless you leave it for a day or so.

I also prefer the Overland Solutions sidestand... pricey but good and its in the right place by the footrest, not hidden under the cylinder where you need a third leg to reach it

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Brown sidestand

A company named Brown made an excellent sidestand for the GS. I think they went out of business though. A guy I met in Uzbekistan had one and we brought it to a machinist who made me a replica for eleven dollars. That was in 2004 and I still love it.
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I believe that the brown's stands were never made for the GS or G/S Airheads, however I have modified one to fit on my G/S. It is a quality unit and far more sturdy then the stock (useless for short legs!) sidestand.
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new sidestand

I've just been away for a 4 day trip (but got rained off after 2), however with the bike loaded up I never realised how essential a sidestand is - I've been without one for 2 years. With bags and tent etc on the top of the panniers you can't throw a leg over the seat when getting on or off. But now I can put the stand down without getting off, then get off sideways with the bike already leaned over. As this model stand is so strong (unlike the OEM one), it's easy. I had to modify the foot though with an additional piece of aluminium for dirt roads.
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Any comments on this: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...-dampers-40308

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plastic sidestand

I guess it's cheap but how do you carry enough helmets for the trip?

(see recent comments re dampers)
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thanks for the tip

I have been looking for a good side stand after removing mine from a 89 R100GS several years ago. The cost is a bit high at 199 euro, but this seems the best that I've seen! Thanks!
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Boxxerparts sidestand

Hi, I am thinking of buying the boxxerparts sidestand. Any updates after one year? Still happy with it?
I am mainly concerned with my ability to deploy it while seated (I am 172 cm short) rather than its robustness.
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I'm still very pleased with the stand, it has been really good. I'm 5' 10" and I can easily move the stand down with my toe, lean the bike over (even loaded), and then get off. One thing you must be carefull with is the self retracting feature. I have been packing the panniers when I've pushed down on the contents of the R/H one, the bike has come upright just a little, and the stand retracted, leaving you to try and grab the bike which is about to fall over. If you mount from the low, L/H side with your leg out straight, make sure you don't hit the seat with your heel otherwise the same thing happens. I don't think I'd modify the stand to do away with that feature as it's usefull to just tilt the bike upright when you're on it and the stand retracts. Otherwise it's excellent, really well built. I've just ordered their crash bars to replace my damaged ones. Expensive, though.
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Thumbs down What a disappointment!

I finally bought the Boxxerparts sidestand (Euro 215) and had it mounted. Much to my surprise, it as impossible for me to put it down as the original one!
It is true that it is well built, but it is almost the same as the original.
An expensive mistake!
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Perfecto, sorry it doesn't work for you. It is a tall bike. Can you move fully forward once you're stopped and use your toe? Perhaps you could extend or modify the existing extension device? I still swear by mine which is (for me) easy to use and built really tough.
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1989r100gs sidestand

I fabricated a 5'' steel extension , which I'm going to have welded on to buy me some leg length, I'm only 5'8.5". Its fits in between the shift lever and the foot peg. I'll let you know how it works.
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