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Old 07-23-2013, 04:45 PM
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A few moons ago, I bought a set of the 31mm riser plates made by Beecher Snipes (Beech on i-BMW). I had been waiting for my first tire change out to install them on my 2102 K1300s. About 6 weeks ago when the bike hit 6000 miles, I had the stock Metzlers replaced with Michelin PR3's and had the plates installed. All I can say is, "Why did I wait so long?" The bike handles sooooo much better than before. I am 6'4" with a 33" inseam so I was always a little cramped on the bike. I put the Vario adjustable pegs on and this helped but I was constantly scraping in the corners. Shortening the wheelbase and bringing the bike up changed everything! I no longer rub in the corners, the bike turns in much easier than before, is more stable through turns and is just a heck of a lot more fun to ride! I forget what I paid (something like $70 shipped, I think) but it is one of the best mods I've ever done to a bike. If you really like to ride aggressively and you are a bigger guy like me, do yourself a favor and contact Beech. Beech, I can't begin to say thank you enough...
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Thank you, I appreciate the feed back.
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I agree... best bang for the buck mod you can make to a K13S...
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Glad to see there's another happy camper!
I should be installing mine sometime this fall.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Would the riser plates only benefit control and stability for really agressinve riding. I'm 6'4 as well and in the curves , I find sometimes I have to work a little harder than I would like to in order to keep my line.
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Steering should become more precise. Bike should want to drop into turns easier.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

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Beech, can I get a set of the 31mm riser plates from you? Please email me at Leos@cox.net. Thanks,

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Leo, sent you an email. beech
You guys are going to force me into higher levels of production, like another batch I guess.
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Leo, sent you an email. beech
You guys are going to force me into higher levels of production, like another batch I guess.
...and you didn't think they'd be popular.
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Hot Tip: he can make 25mm risers now too... just in case 31mm feels like too much!
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

I bought a set of the riser plates. Can't wait to put them on, I love the corners
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Hot Tip: he can make 25mm risers now too... just in case 31mm feels like too much!
What is stock length?
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John, have you put the riser plates on since installing your Wlibers?
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John, have you put the riser plates on since installing you Wlibers?

No, I wanted to ride the new shocks for a while and then was going to do it on my next tire change, which did not happen as fast as I thought.Will let you all know though, that's for sure.
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What is stock length?
?? stock is what the bike is set up for from the factory. I really don't understand the question though. The 31mm rise of the rear suspension above stock factory setting is what we are talking about and what these linkage plates do. The front geometry is changed by this action and leads to quicker handling. It is what is used on the bikes set up for the European Power Cup series when this bike was used in it.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Beech/et all,

Having now read in more detail what these risers do, I'm even more interested most particularly because I'm a bigger guy. What's the secondary effects upon body position - as in is there a noticeable difference of rider position or any other secondary effect I'm not thinking of? Mess with the ESA at all? Basically, what's the trade off? Is there a trade off?
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

I have a set of Beech's plates,and the only trade off is the increased lean when on side stand, which is no big deal with a little care while parking. That said I think this is the best mod out there, it has transformed the handling of the bike, with a set of Bridgestone S20's this bike rocks. You can now feel the front end if you push hard enough.....Doug
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Navy99, the bike lean at parking can be delt with using a foot extender, either make one or there are some on the market. Something like 20mm thick. Or use a center stand. But, my thoughts are if you are thinking as a cure for ills caused by being a larger guy, I suggest you look into shocks that are sprung for your weight. If you are only talking leg room and not weight then the extra height from the lift plates might be helpful. There is a member who was thinking along the same lines as you. But when he put on the correct shocks for his weight I believe his lust for the plates has deminished. You can also get shocks that are longer. So you can kill two birds with one stone, weight and handling with a taller shock that is correctly sprung for you. Much to think about. I recently installed Wilbers on my K removing the ESA shocks. No problems and all works fine. There is a thread somewhere on how to do it. Not a quick job. If you have ESA put it on two riders or preload you standard shock to near max, see how things are.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Two totally different concepts going on here,riser plates will make a bike steer quicker that's it period they won't make a bike handle better!!! that's something you achieve with a combination of the correct spring/compression/rebound,if you don't beleave me crank up the preload of your rear shock that will also speed up your steering but won't do your handling any good unless it was too soft in the first place.
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I was just thinking leg room. Tunning a bike suspension for good preformance is out of my pay grade for sure.
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There are a couple big boys who did the plates and liked the results. I was on that path, but did my shocks first instead. Will add them on the next tire change when the world around me thaws out.
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One of the very first things I did to my K for the simple reason I ride two up most of the time and the bike just wouldn't go where I wanted it to,it does know!!!
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Thanks for the input, folks.

I've been riding for almost 20 years and the KS is my first sport/tour bike which I got in August. I'm still learning. My question about the plates concerning positioning is critical because I have a messed up back and the current body position is perfect and I can ride for hours. I don't want to mess that up. Being a taller/bigger guy, who wouldn't want more leg room? So, the differences you seasoned sport riders can differentiate are still lost on me. I've still got plenty of time and a still new bike to learn on.
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Matt, your ergonomics shouldn't be compromised. You'll have more room to flat foot at stops...and just remove them if you're not happy.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

John:

First of all, adding the riser plates will not add more leg room while riding. The distance and angle to your footpegs will remain unchanged. However, with the back tire moving in 31mm, the distance from the footpegs to the ground will be approximately 1" more. Where you really notice the difference is in the cornering. I am no longer dragging the pegs or scraping my toes. These riser plates shorten the wheelbase of the bike and makes it easire to turn in. I have these on mt 2012 K1300s and I absolutely love them. I don't really notice any change in seating position and I don't feel like I am being made to lean forward in any way. You will love them.
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Matt, your ergonomics shouldn't be compromised. You'll have more room to flat foot at stops...and just remove them if you're not happy.

Dale, I agree with your post...only the distance from your seat to the ground will have changed.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

Hi........not to sound silly but what are these riser plates you speak. I too am of large vintage and anything that assists me is appreciated. Also, what is the best suggestion regarding making the pillion pegs longer or lower for my wife?
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Hi........not to sound silly but what are these riser plates you speak. I too am of large vintage and anything that assists me is appreciated. Also, what is the best suggestion regarding making the pillion pegs longer or lower for my wife?
They are at the linkage at the bottom of the bike, in front of the rear tire.
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Hi........not to sound silly but what are these riser plates you speak. I too am of large vintage and anything that assists me is appreciated. Also, what is the best suggestion regarding making the pillion pegs longer or lower for my wife?
They are at the linkage at the bottom of the bike, in front of the rear tire, shaped like a triangle.
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Re: Riser Plates by Beech...

This is where it gets complicated because the one thing that is always difficult to get across on the net is each persons feel for their bike,for me just fitting Sandbars dog bones which come in at 16 degrees was like night and day,although to give the complete picture I had also changed suspension and wheels all at the same time so with a heavier stock front wheel most folks may need more angle.

They do give you more leg room but we are talking fractions,you will also get more weight on your wrists because you have raised the rear of the bike up but that's the price you pay for speeding up the steering but again we are talking fractions because that's all you need to make a difference,plus the fact the main beneficiaries of this mod will be big guys and folks who ride two up because the stock set up be it either manual or ESA sits down too much at the rear.

If you buy an aftermarket shock with a ride height adjuster then you won't need new dogbones.

Technically taken to it's extreme(in racing) the more you raise the rear the more traction you loose I've seen data guys at race events drive themselves nuts dealing with a rider because very often you can either have loads of grip or a quick steering bike but not both,don't worry this will not apply to you I've only put this up as an example to give you some idea of the process of what you are doing.
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Many thanks for highlighting these points. Seeing as I am happy wth my current situation and don't have the expereince most of you guys do, I'm just gonna enjoy (as I have been) my bike the way it is. I'm the biggest limiting factor w/r/t the bike's performance not the bike. So when the day comes where those rolls reverse, then I'll start tuning and tweaking the bike as many of you have. Then I'll ask these questions all over again!
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for me just fitting Sandbars dog bones which come in at 16 degrees was like night and day,although to give the complete picture I had also changed suspension and wheels all at the same time so with a heavier stock front wheel most folks may need more angle.
I had the 16mm Sandbar plates (not dogbone) on my '05 K12S, and the difference was negligible. When I installed the 31mm plates on my K13S, the improvement was dramatic. Regarding legroom, the plates put the seat higher off the ground, but the seat to peg relationship remains exactly the same.
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The add says Dog Bones

http://www.sandbarcomposites.co.uk/d...category_id=15

Regarding what people can feel or not!! I covered that in my other post and this is where there maybe some cost involved with what floats you boat in trying different versions

Just be aware jacking the rear up is not an open cheque book on any bike at some time you will reach a point where the bike will tuck when dropping it into a corner the fun is finding that point and assuming you save it ajust accordingly so it doesn't,I found that point on my 1100s and the bike is small enough to save might be fun on a K
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To be agonizingly technical, BMW refers to the plates as "deflection plates", and the part commonly known as the dogbone as the "deflection lever".

Be that as it may, I agree there is a point at which stability is compromised by raising the rear indefinitely, although in my experience, 31 mm does not approach a dangerous level on the KS... at least not under the conditions I consider aggressive street cornering.

The improvement in quickness of steering and changing direction is remarkable with the 31 mm plates, with no noticeable lack of stability...
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Stability wasn't what I wasn't what I was talking about how stable a bike is in a straight line will have absolutely nothing to do with it having a tendency to tuck in a corner because the rear has been raised too high,I've been to the edge with my 1100s and brought the ajustment back but sure as hell doesn't stop it jumping around like a pogo stick in a straight line

Re the degree's of Dogbones the lowest I've seen is Sandbar's and a German company I think it was Bike Barn did them up 37 it's what ever floats an individuals boat.
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I'm afraid we've gone and done it again! We've over-analyzed a really simple modification. You'll have to forgive us... we tend to be motor-heads and really love digging into all the technical aspects of our K-bikes - myself included. Most of us don't have a mistress, so the OTHER love of our lives has a BMW roundel on it (I tried to talk my wife into getting one tattooed on her butt but she wasn't having any).

For the money, adding the riser plates is a simple, cost-effective modification to your K1300s. It makes the bike easier to turn without compromising handling. The K-bikes are long and heavy. This just shortens the wheelbase by a little more than an inch. It's as simple as that. Whatever your level of skill, you will appreciate the difference and enjoy your bike more. For $75, that's a bargain! Don't feel you have to become a better rider before you can enjoy the difference.

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I quite appreciate the technical/mechanical aspect of what you guys have said here. It dives down into the heart of the bike and more importantly, the heart of the riders. I'm a technically inclined person but I'm very limited on what I can do these days as my garage full of tools is either stolen or in storage in the US (can't remember where they are but I know they didn't make it to Germany). So I'm reliant on taking it to the dealer and It goes against every fiber of my being. I hate doing it but such is life. You've got me re-considering again these riser/plates/dogbones- whatever we want to call them. Maybe I'll wait until the first rear tire change like was done by another. If so, that won't be too long. I managed to put 2k mikes on the bike in a month just taking the "long" way home from work on most days before it got too cold.

I'm a former Naval aviator (technically navigator) who decided to "grow up" and give the job of foreign policy a try. The desk job sucks and I long crave for something exciting and fun in my every day life. My bike is that. I like pushing boundaries - lean more, go faster, use the bike as intended. As I'm know most of you guys do as well, I want to do these things responsibly, as responsibly as one can be on two (or one) wheels. An incremental approach is often best with me. Having this bike is the first step and learning to ride/tame her stock is the next one. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to fully tame her but I need to know what I can do first so I don't get bitten. I may be close to there. Not sure.

Not if only this damn cold (freezing temps) weather would just warm up a few degrees...
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I'm afraid we've gone and done it again! We've over-analyzed a really simple modification.

Not in the slightest,I had 3 years working for a bike manufacture and when dealing with the public never ceased to amaze me how little people knew about even the basics on bikes,I found folk could talk a great fight and the moment you changed the subject to the like of suspension etc and started talking spring rate/compression/rebound raising the ride height I could guarantee the conversion would not last another 60 seconds and they were gone,which was agreat way of getting rid of them when you had lost the will to live

On the K there are three options Dogbones or with aftermarket suspension a ride height adjuster or a light weight aftermarket wheel and that will do the same job,the problem for the rider is where do you draw the line in speeding up your steering because if you go too far the front end will have a tendency to tuck when going into a corner and when it does it'll scare you half to death and it's just findng that line in the sand that you do not want to cross.

I run 4 bikes they all set up the same,but with the other 3 I have achieved exactly the same result by various means,on the 1100s it has an adjustable(Verholen) para arm,both my Tiger and 660 I have dropped the front forks through the yokes,or with the XT I could have changed the Dog Bones same as the K but by doing that it would have been too tall for me hence the forks.

But and it's a big BUT!!! not everyone likes/wants a lively bike I know of least one gent who went the short para arm route on an 1100s and it frightened him to death and he changed it back so it's not for every one,and no matter how light the Dogbone mod make's the K feel at the end of the day it's still a big old bus and you always need to remember when pushing the envelope!! so to speak.
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Matt:

I'm afraid we've gone and done it again! We've over-analyzed a really simple modification. You'll have to forgive us... we tend to be motor-heads and really love digging into all the technical aspects of our K-bikes - myself included. Most of us don't have a mistress, so the OTHER love of our lives has a BMW roundel on it (I tried to talk my wife into getting one tattooed on her butt but she wasn't having any).

For the money, adding the riser plates is a simple, cost-effective modification to your K1300s. It makes the bike easier to turn without compromising handling. The K-bikes are long and heavy. This just shortens the wheelbase by a little more than an inch. It's as simple as that. Whatever your level of skill, you will appreciate the difference and enjoy your bike more. For $75, that's a bargain! Don't feel you have to become a better rider before you can enjoy the difference.

Ride smart, safe and enjoy every minute on your new bike.

OK, so as a K13S newbie.... just got a HP and happy that after 3-4 years of succumbing to the other half's (now gone, along with the cheaper bikes) reasoning and rational (can women really offer that to bikers?). So every day is a school day, as they say, and whilst i am spending on mmm... additions (bling, tat, farkles, vanity items, and just because i f*$&ing want them) i am learning fast these other mysterious strains of magic that you bimmer K lovers weave..... I am too involved in engineering. In the oil and gas industry and work with very small tolerances frequently. A 16mm hike in ride and less than an inch in wheelbase in my mind doesnt compute. Forgive my naivety but would i really notice? I have heard funny remarks along the lines of 'a good bowel movement will give me the lift i need.... so if i am intending to tour, 1 up, BMW system panniers, 55L bag on the back, tank bag and a full tank.... would i notice..... I am here to learn and fully respect you 'petrol-heads' with miles more and dirtier fingernails than I.

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Unless you're a world-class racer, 16mm is hardly noticeable or worth the effort, from my experience. 31mm, on the other hand, will provide a significant improvement in quickness of steering and changing direction, with no loss of stability.
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Yes, we're talking 31mm lift relay plates here.
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Unless you're a world-class racer, 16mm is hardly noticeable or worth the effort, from my experience. 31mm, on the other hand, will provide a significant improvement in quickness of steering and changing direction, with no loss of stability.

Totally disagree if you can't tell the difference with an extra 16mm there's something seriously wrong.
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"Motorcycles get you through times of no woman better than woman get you through times of no motorcycles."

What took you so long?

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Hey, wait a second, I believe it was a Cheech & Chong movie: "weed will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no weed"
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Yes, we're talking 31mm lift relay plates here.

Yes we are!!

Thanks Beech for the plates. I'm now trying to figure out how to hide puchasing a new set of Pirellis Supercorsers from my wife.

I feel I'm going to need em....
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Mother's day is coming up, tell her your just thinking of her and not getting into an accident on your bike.
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Mother's day is coming up, tell her your just thinking of her and not getting into an accident on your bike.

Funny,

I been married 17 years. That worked 15 years ago....

She just reserved a week at the lake for vacation this summer (for her and the kids). I got to work. I'll try the sad, gonna miss em approach....

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I just wanted to let you know I installed the 25 mm ride plates and went to the N Ga mountains this weekend. The change was perfect, about a 15% reduction in effort to change direction with no negative impact on stability, great work! It raised the rear about 3/4" which was all I think it needed and the side stand didn't need any extension but you have to be aware of the slope of the parking lot just in case, I may make a short side stand extension just for peace of mind. The tag bracket was as advertised, a subtle but nice change, especially with the raised rear end.
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Beech, How easy is the install?

And how much? inbox me at leeramsey99@hotmail.com

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I think it's time for plates!

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I think it's time for plates!

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Tonight I installed my 31mm riser plates(Thanks Beech! ) and took a 1 hour test ride. My bike already had the excellent Touratech sidestand foot, so I used two hockey pucks (If you think about it, those things are incredibly useful, besides being the focus of the best sport in the world) to increase the foot's height.

Plates: While I did not notice any difference in riding position (fore or aft), the bike clearly tracks more true through the corners and sweepers. No more working to maintain your line. Low speed maneuvers are a piece of cake now. I meandered through a school parking lot, looking like a fool no doubt, but confirming the great low speed manners.

I didn't notice any appreciable driveline roughness.

It took about 45 minutes to install the plates and lube the bearings. I did not need to remove my belly pan , as I was able to get my torque wrench on two of three bolts (third bolt by feel........so sue me!)

Hockey puck mod: I separated the Touratech foot. I split each puck off-center, and placed the larger piece of each puck against each other. I measured the four bolt holes and drilled away with a larger-than-bolt size bit. Cut out the bottom of the puck holes to accommodate the foot's base nuts (that sounds wrong ), place the aluminum plate on top of the pucks, then sandwich the sidestand's foot between the top plate and the aluminum plate. Bolt that sucker down with 5mm x 35mm machine screws, with a flat and lock washer on each. Break out your utility razor knife and trim away the excess. It takes a firm press and deliberation, but the puck is surprisingly pliable.

I used a dermel with sandpaper to smooth out the margins a bit. Yes, there was rubber "snow" EVERYWHERE. Freakin' mess, actually. anyway, the foot is awesome, fits perfect, and the bike's lean on the stand is excellent. With the plates, the rear wheel is j-u-s-t off the floor. I could practically put the bike on the c.stand barefoot. Silly easy

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It looks like your rear tire is close to the ground when on the center stand- does it touch or is there clearence?
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Pretty darn close.

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I finally installed my 25mm plates today. I love the difference! It handles just like the feeling I get when I go from half worn tires to brand new tires... much more eager to turn into corners and holds a line better without me having to hang all the way off the bike. It made zero difference in stability as far as I can tell... even at ludicrous speeds. Of course I only tested with my 200lb self on the bike... If I frequently traveled with the missus or 100 lbs of gear strapped on the back, I might want to check that out first.

I think I feel a TINY bit more wind on my shoulders now with my ass up a bit higher, but I didn't notice any extra weight on my wrists... so maybe its just my imagination. The bike does lean over a couple more degrees when resting on the side stand... not dangerously so. Definitely not enough to strap on that monstrosity of a side puck thing that CJMadura created!

I do have the Wunderlich Side Stand Enlarger mounted on my stand, which might help add a degree or two back toward vertical. Also, the 25mm plates aren't quite as tall as the 31mm plates that CJ installed.
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8500045.html

If I did go that tall, I might be tempted to use the Verholen sidestand riser instead of the franken-stand. It's $69.99 at Creative Cycle Concepts right now. That might be more than most folks want to spend for a hunk of metal under your stand!

http://www.bmwmotorcycleaccessories....4901-10103.htm

I can't figure out why this bike didn't come this way from the factory... so much better handling! I'm very happy!
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