This what I did. The new wheels I fitted are for road use and also smaller in diameter. So I made a shorter stand as the original was too long!Reading back through this, ONE guy said he broke his, but he really never contributed more. One guy says he broke his after he had it cut and welded. The stock stands seem to flex. A couple say they bent theirs, but they didn't actually fail. I'm not seeing the issue.
The material I used was thick wall steel, so I can now step up onto the bike without having to crack my knee on the hand rail trying to get on in the normal way.
This also has taken away the possibility of the original stand bending or breaking on me.
Ive also made a larger footprint so the stand can sit on soft ground.