Side/Kick stand extender - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
 14Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Squirrelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Chester UK
Posts: 81
Side/Kick stand extender

I bought this from ebay for £8.53 inc delivery to the UK.
It was posted from China and took about two weeks to arrive.
It's made from CNC machined alloy and seems really well made and solid.

The likes of Touratech, SW Motech etc are asking £30-£40 for a similar item!
It took me two minutes to fit with a dab of Locktite on the screw threads.
Hopefully it'll save a lot of searching around for rocks and bits of wood when you're on soft ground.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...PVQj:rk:1:pf:0
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG1233.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	121.9 KB
ID:	46789   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG1234.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	141.9 KB
ID:	46791   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG1235.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	96.1 KB
ID:	46793  
Petros Galiatsis likes this.
Squirrelly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 09:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Petros Galiatsis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Patras, Greece
Posts: 312
Would it fit the ATAS also? I have no idea if the kickstands of tha AT and the ATAS differ only in lentgh....
Petros Galiatsis is offline  
post #3 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Squirrelly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Chester UK
Posts: 81
No idea sorry.

I suggest you draw a template around the foot print of your sport's stand on a piece of card and
search out an AT to compare it to.
Squirrelly is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: South Gloucestershire
Posts: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squirrelly View Post
I bought this from ebay for £8.53 inc delivery to the UK.
It was posted from China and took about two weeks to arrive.
It's made from CNC machined alloy and seems really well made and solid.

The likes of Touratech, SW Motech etc are asking £30-£40 for a similar item!
It took me two minutes to fit with a dab of Locktite on the screw threads.
Hopefully it'll save a lot of searching around for rocks and bits of wood when you're on soft ground.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...PVQj:rk:1:pf:0
Looks like a copy of the SW Motech one that I have on my ATAS (but much less expensive!)
Petros Galiatsis likes this.
Maxply is offline  
post #5 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 01:05 PM
Senior Member
 
superfunkomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 800
The sidestand foot enlarger makes a big difference if you're parking your bike on soft ground.
I bought a GIVI one. Yes, they are much more expensive - agreed.

I have a moral issue with companies in China ignoring patent laws and make exact reproductions of products. If it were your business and you spent the time on development, research and design I think you'd be upset to find that someone is making your product and selling it for cut-rate. However, I do agree that the original manufacturers are being unreasonable in the price that they sell their products for.

__
1984 Honda VF500 Interceptor, 2016 CRF250L, 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
__
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Ė Robert Louis Stevenson

superfunkomatic is offline  
post #6 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 01:53 PM
Junior Member
 
Derm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Southampton, UK
Posts: 23
Thanks Squirrelly, I have just ordered one and I had noticed that SW Motech and others were charging a lot for theirs.
Derm is offline  
post #7 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-01-2019, 10:12 PM
Senior Member
 
yetiboy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by Squirrelly View Post
I bought this from ebay for £8.53 inc delivery to the UK.
It was posted from China and took about two weeks to arrive.
It's made from CNC machined alloy and seems really well made and solid.

The likes of Touratech, SW Motech etc are asking £30-£40 for a similar item!
It took me two minutes to fit with a dab of Locktite on the screw threads.
Hopefully it'll save a lot of searching around for rocks and bits of wood when you're on soft ground.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycl...PVQj:rk:1:pf:0
They work well but need to be glued or screwed to the stand as they will rattle off without it, I tapped a 5mm thread in the side stand & to located the stand bracket so it cant move
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Sisde stand plate.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	108.8 KB
ID:	46805  
Jacky1962y likes this.
yetiboy01 is offline  
post #8 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 04:31 AM
Member
 
Mastercore's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 88
Quote:
I have a moral issue with companies in China ignoring patent laws and make exact reproductions of products. If it were your business and you spent the time on development, research and design I think you'd be upset to find that someone is making your product and selling it for cut-rate. However, I do agree that the original manufacturers are being unreasonable in the price that they sell their products for.
True @superfunkomatic , I agree with your sentiment, but as you do shine a balanced light on both sides of the argument, it believe it is important to really show how IP protection and enforcement is a very lopsided issue.
Patents have become on the whole a battlefield weapon between large corporations who employ their own department of lawyers to defend and expand their patent footprint.
On the whole all us small fish get squashed.

I am a small furtiture designer and have had one of my inventions stolen. It hurt, but I could not justify the company crippling cost to defend myself. I took another angle, keep innovating at break neck speed. Stay in front and try to pick up the pennies from in front of the steamroller.

Sorry for the economic sidetrack guys. I could not help it.

btw, I also have a touratech stand foot extender on my Africa twin. Paid the extra in the hope I was not naive in my support, since Touratech obviously copied someone!
superfunkomatic and boss302 like this.
Mastercore is offline  
post #9 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 09:08 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: London
Posts: 330
Iím all for protecting companies, big or small, and their IP. But when you can get footpeg enlargers from Ebay for £30 compared to £120 from Sw Motech, i draw the line. For these two pieces of aluminium, which must cost less that usd 10 to make, Iím not letting someone make 1200% profit off of me, itís abusing their customers.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	22DA274B-8FBC-4135-982F-8542C9FC1BAF.jpg
Views:	87
Size:	150.4 KB
ID:	46995  
superfunkomatic and jays0n like this.

Kawasaki ER-6N (KIA)
Honda XL1000V Varadero (sold, sadly)
Africa Twin 2018 manual,red (my new baby)
VaraderoTwin is offline  
post #10 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 11:56 AM
Senior Member
 
superfunkomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 800
Agreed. There are so many parts for our bikes that have been reproduced by small Chinese companies. It's really is hard to justify the differences in prices. The difference does seem exorbitant doesn't it? Those new enlargers will certainly do the trick.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VaraderoTwin View Post
I’m all for protecting companies, big or small, and their IP. But when you can get footpeg enlargers from Ebay for £30 compared to £120 from Sw Motech, i draw the line. For these two pieces of aluminium, which must cost less that usd 10 to make, I’m not letting someone make 1200% profit off of me, it’s abusing their customers.

__
1984 Honda VF500 Interceptor, 2016 CRF250L, 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
__
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Ė Robert Louis Stevenson

superfunkomatic is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
extender fender shendy Parts and Accessories 6 03-16-2019 05:04 AM
F/S: Givi Kick Stand Enlarger Nemesis CRF1000L Africa Twin Parts 5 07-20-2018 09:34 PM
AltRider Daul Control Rear Brake Extender TMac99 Parts and Accessories 7 07-12-2018 08:54 AM
Cheap Fender Extender from China Sundodger What Did You Do To Your Africa Twin Today? 1 04-29-2018 08:59 PM
Touratech rear brake extender THC1 Parts and Accessories 2 04-20-2018 08:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome