I find this odd. My 99 TBS was never any trouble. I guess there is a difference between the 98 and the 99. My tang looks like it's a lot easier to get to than yours.
World of Triumph shows two different sidestands.
One is before and up to 89736.
The other is 89737 and after.
Maybe the wrong one was put on yours at some time? Just a guess....
2002 Sprint St, RaceTech Springs and GVE, Reworked Shock, Raised Rearsets!
Zero Gravity DB Windscreen, CF Tankpad, 18T Front Sprocket, Fuel Pressure Regulator Mod
Quick Turn Throttle Mod, Michelin PR3, CF TOR, Corbin Seat, Luggage Rack
Last edited by CharlieS; 11-20-2012 at 06:52 AM.