If you are riding 90% on the street you could probably get away with the stock kickstand. The unit has a really solid feel to it and for the height of my bike it’s the perfect length.
I’m not talking about relocating it – that was already done before I got it (BlackDog Side Stand Relocation Kit).
I’m talking about the footprint. It’s a silly little thing but try to park your bike on anything but asphalt and there’s a good possibility the side stand is going to sink into the ground and you’ll be picking your bike up off the ground.
If you remember, the KLR had the same issue. On the KLR Tomm welded on a substantial piece.
But this being a KTM, we have options. (ok, the same options are available for KLR’s too)
The #1 option out there is aptly called the “Camel Toe”. Yes they did make that joke.
The problem is that I couldn’t find them currently available here in the US.
I searched eBay as well and found a similar one, CNC’d out of billet aluminum for just $12!
Just a week later it arrived (from China no less).
To install, all I needed to do is put the bike on the center stand, grab a 2.5 mm allen and of course a little Locktite 242.
I took apart the unit and made sure it fit. The base has a perfect section cut out in it for the stock side stand to fit in. The black top piece that screws on next, surrounds the foot so it can’t come off. The set screws in the top are what ultimately lock the unit onto the foot securely.
Next I attached the countersunk screws and checked for clearance issues.
With everything good, I tightened the countersunk screws and then tightened the set screws. A drop of Locktite on all of them and we’re done. Simple as that!
Ooooh look! My first mod to the KTM! 😉