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MOD BMW F800 GS Side Stand Foot

toowheels

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A simple side stand foot you say...

We asked a lot of riders what their experience was.

Some of our design objectives:

1. Minimal impact on raising and lowering the side stand. Our first proto mimicked the stock shape and just made it larger. We immediately found out that shape needed to be fine tuned...so we did.

2. A better fastening system. We ended up using Disc-Lock (r) washers to secure it. Disc-Lock washers actually mechanically lock. I never knew they existed until we sought a better fastening system and they came up. They're pretty neat: www.disc-lock.com
With their combined thickness of 1/8", the way they are countersunk and the fact that the bolt heads actually go over the stock steel foot, it meant we didn't need to use a top plate. The "hitting it with a hammer 50 times" test also proved that it was solid.

3. Of course maximum size, but making sure it didn't protrude too far outside of the profile of the bike so it won't get excessively damaged (or do damage) or hang up on trail side "stuff".

4. Reasonably priced! With some of them hovering around $50 and higher we figured we could do better...

Some pics:

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proto #2 with (over-sized countersinking for different washers) but showing the rough final shape meeting all the requirements. Notice lot's of hammer marks :)

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Close-up of Disc-Lock washers trying to loosen on proto #2. Essentially the pitch of the ramps in the washers is different that the pitch of the thread so when it tries to loosen the resistance actually increases. Far more expensive than regular stainless steel washers but worth it.

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Minimal protrusion from the bike. No sharp edges. Lots of clearance for centre-stand and swing arm (more than it appears).

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Final production version! CNC machined 6061 aluminium, 2.5x the size of the stock foot. Only weighs 59g. Simple, effective, much more reasonably priced ($29.99 MSRP...the least expensive of any that I've seen) and made here in BC of course :)

More info here:
http://motooverland.com/index_files/Page1682.htm

F650 GS version to follow. (The F650 side stand is actually the mirror image of the F8 one).

Check your local BMW dealer for one.

Thanks for lookin!

Dave
www.motooverland.com
 
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toowheels

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MOD BMW F650 GS Side Stand Foot

MOD BMW F650 GS Side Stand Foot

Finally, following the successful F800 GS version there is a F650 GS version :clap:
(it's actually been out for about a little while already)

In all it's CNC machined glory:

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Same refined shape and features including the trick Disc-Lock (r) stainless steel locking washers.

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All mounted up.

Pacific Motosports and Island BMW have them in stock too.

Thanks!

Dave
www.motooverland.com
 

toowheels

New member
MOD F800 GS & F650 GS (twin) Side Stand Feet in black

MOD F800 GS & F650 GS (twin) Side Stand Feet in black

We decided to make the SSF's (Side Stand Feet) available in black anodized a while ago...

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If you're side stand looks anything like mine you may want to touch it up first! :D

The black does blend in really well...and it seems to favored by a long shot now.

Pacific Motosports and Island BMW stock both versions: F800 GS and F650 GS (twin, not lowered) since they are different. They are cheap (yes I said cheap) to ship if you're not close to a dealer.

email us with any questions: info(at)motooverland(dot)com

Thanks!

Dave
 

toowheels

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MOD BMW F800 GS Side Stand Foot Review

MOD BMW F800 GS Side Stand Foot Review

The MOD BMW F800 GS Side Stand Foot gets reviewed by Sarah @ Motorcycle Tripper.com:

"When I was in the Baja a few weeks back I had the opportunity to try out a new kickstand plate. Up to that point I had been riding with a Wunderlich version (put on shortly after I watched my little red 650 sink into the asphalt like it was melted butter), and wasn’t sure I would notice a significant difference between it, and the M.O.D foot I was replacing it with.

Flashy it is not… but sure did the trick!

Compared in hand, side by side, the plates felt around the same weight, they were of similar shape, but the Wunderlich model had an edgier feel to it, with sharper angels and detailed grooving on the leading edge. Motorcycle Overland Development (M.O.D.) had gone with an unpretentious rounded look which didn’t appeal to my sense of styling, and when I removed the existing plate, I had every intention of… well, writing a boring review, and putting it right back on. How much can you say about a kickstand foot extender anyway?
The Wunderlich Version
Styling comes at a price…

It was shortly after the install that the most cynical part of me was left behind on the sloping shoulder of the Trans-Canada Hwy. About 1% of the time, I come to a stop on a perfectly even, smooth surface, while 39% of the time its mud, sand, grass, and rocks. The last 60% of the time, the land is sloping, “wiboliy-wobbly” pavement that’s had tree roots crawling along its underbelly for years… It is this pavement in particular that becomes a challenge with the sharper angles of the Wunderlich foot as they seem to catch and dig into the uneven pavement, sending me into a balancing act of hammering up asphalt with its grooved teeth and swearing bloody murder as I debate just how far I can balance the bike to the right while still in the saddle…
The foot was awesome in the sand to-boot! It seemed the perfect size to support the bike (even in deep sand) but was light and didn’t get in the way when putting down the side-stand. There were no audible rattles on the highway or off the beaten path due to the trick Disc-Lock washers… in fact, once the foot plate was on… I delightfully forgot about it -not a nasty surprise in sight!

Deep sand? No worries!

Again and again, I found the M.O.D. kick-plate suited its purpose in a surprisingly unpretentious way. Who would have guessed that the plate’s simplicity was really its crowning glory? Without frills or gimmicks to distract you, the foot did it’s job to perfection… so much so… I’m left without much to write about… see paragraph #2… irony’s a bitch.
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MOD Kickstand plate in powder-coated Black.

-Sarah Tripper
Motorcycle Overland Development is a local company to me; based out of Vancouver B.C. Canada. They do an exceptional job fabricating some incredibly functional farkels for Adventure Motorcycles. Over the years I’ve come to trust the company for making bike protection and accessories that ‘just work’! See their website here at
http://motooverland.com/ Of Special note; Dave has just come out with an awesome skid plate-mounted and lockable toolbox.
As of 21/06/2012 MOD will only be producing kickstand plates in anodized black as seen in the above image."


Thanks Sarah and so glad to hear you liked it!! :D

The site is: http://motorcycletripper.com/

Dave
www.motooverland.com
 

toowheels

New member
MOD F800/F700/F650 GS Side Stand Foot Review / Install

MOD F800/F700/F650 GS Side Stand Foot Review / Install

Motoriley just posted an awesome install/ review video of the MOD Side Stand Foot :D


Thanks Motoriley!!

BTW my full disclosure is that Motoriley suggested the "keyhole quick release" on the Top Rack back when it was being posted on Advrider in the development phase back in '09. We ran with that great idea!
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Dave
www.MotoOverland.com
 

toowheels

New member
Updated F800 GS Side Stand Foot

Updated F800 GS Side Stand Foot

An update on the F800 GS Side Stand Feet.

When the 2014 F800 GS Adventure came out we started shipping out parts for it. Everything fit with the exception of the side stand foot which now seemed to have about 2mm interference with the centre stand. :(

Visually you can't even tell so it appears as though BMW made a subtle change to the centre stand shape that caused the interference. Up until then we ha no problems with the 2013s so the change was midway through 2013.

So we have a made a small change to the shape to accommodate for this. They are in stock now and dealers will have them shortly. :clap:
Pics to come...

No changes to the F700 version were needed.

On a side note in will now also fit perfectly on the TR 650 Terras. It previously fit on that bike but as the side stand bushing wore it would just touch the swingarm on rough terrain.

Thanks!

Dave
www.MotoOverland.com
 
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