Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
I'm a road warrior, but I've always carried some type of kickstand plate for all my bikes, just for the times I park in hot asphalt, grass, dirt or gravel. Most have had a string so you can deploy/retract the plate while sitting in the seat. On my Versys, I've also installed the kickstand foot from Motowerk. Not the cheapest option, but it works great. For me, it's mainly for added confidence while mounting/dismounting 'cuz I'm only 5'9" so I do the ol' "foot on left peg, swing other leg over" routine.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.