SW-MOTECH sidestand NOT COMPATIBLE with Touratech panniers!
Hello, all -
The title says it all.
I bought the SW-Motech sidestand for the same reason you all did, to have a sidestand that I could use without sacrificing the centre stand, as the factory one obliges.
I agree with all the praise of the SW-Motech sidestand, which is a very well-made piece of kit; however, it is NOT COMPATIBLE with Touratech panniers!
I noticed to my chagrin that the SW-MOTECH sidestand that I just got for the LC4 sticks WAY out to the side when retracted - so far that it retracts UNDER the pannier (with a loud and damaging THUNK).
I cannot avoid the sidestand's rubbing / bumping up against / chafing the pannier...which means I have two options:
1) return the sidestand
2) jury-rig some solution.
If I'm the first to have found this bug, then...yay for me, i get a hero cookie. If not, then I look forward to hearing your solutions (if any).
Adventurers of the world beware: THE SW-MOTECH SIDESTAND STICKS OUT SO FAR SIDEWAYS that it definitely WILL HIT YOUR TOURATECH panniers!
I was thinking of solving the problem with some sort of rubber doo-hickey(TM) epoxied to the bottom of the pannier that would "cradle" the 'ankle' and 'foot' of the motech stand when it retracts. Otherwise, it will smash the shit out of the pannier AND the stand after even a small amount of riding. We all know just how thumpy our thumpers are