I've been riding the Versys for some time now, and while the kickstand is generally acceptable, there are times when it prefers to sink into the earth and dump the bike rather quickly onto it's side. If you are trying to moto camp with it, the extra weight has the unfortunate side effect of making it near impossible to dismount the bike without complex aerobatics.
In the past I used to carry a plastic kickstand puck in my tankbag, which I would then drop as close to the kickstand as possible and try to manoeuvre it underneath the kickstand. At the end of a very lengthy ride, it could be quite difficult to do this, so I knew I had to do something before I started another season of moto camping on the Versys.
A bit of back story first... I used to ride a KLR, and while at Rocky Point Newfoundland I got off the bike to take a couple of shots...
Only to return to find the bike was taking a dirt nap...
Alright, I've managed so far on the Versys, but research showed me that I could get a Touratech kickstand adapter for merely $59.00 USD before
shipping, and as I am on a fixed income at the moment, it wasn't until I found a similar item sold on fleBay.ca for $12.00 CDN and free shipping
I decided I had to have one for this season.
Read more about the mod with a review here:
Yes, it was worth every penny.
p.s. Sorry about the huge pics.