I don't know about you, but my size 12s find it extremely difficult to deploy the sidestand on my'07 Thruxton. The little arm that sticks out has a slippery little ball on it and it's really close in to the muffler. So this morning I got my handyman propane torch (actually MAPP gas), heated up the bend in that little engagement arm, and straightened it a little with some channel locks. Waited for it to air cool (quenching makes metal more brittle), steel wooled the heat flaked paint, and retouched it with some spray enamel. Now it sits further away from the muffler and sticks out a little further, but still doesn't get in the way of anything. Total labor time about 10 minutes. I don't know if other models/years have the same set-up, but this mod makes it work way better. Thought I would pass it on.