*Note - This item will not fit any lowered GS/A models!*
This is a good idea for anyone who parks their bike on grass or soft mud.
The `foot` for the side stand spreads the weight of the bike over a greater area therefore stopping the side stand from sinking into sand or soft ground.
I`ve always used a `loose` plate which I have slipped under the side stand when parking but this is much more convenient as it is a permanent fixture to the bike and you don`t have to grovel trying to pick up the `loose` plate whilst sat on the bike.
It is made from a hard wearing 2mm thick stainless steel top plate, with a 3mm aluminium spacer and finally the base plate is 6mm thick aluminium.
It`s quite possibly the most substantial foot plate I have seen for the GS/GSA but in my mind will outlast and outperform all other cheaply made alternatives (not that there is anything wrong with them!).
Its made as large as I can possibly get it without it fouling the frame or centre stand thereby offering maximum weight distribution on soft ground.
It is all held together using stainless steel fasteners.