I have a 2001 K1200LT. I find the "foot" profile on the side stand to be rather small for such a heavy large bike. On a few occasions, I have felt the bike starting to fall over as I was getting off. Once this was on dirt, another time on asphalt. I was able to catch it before the bike fell over, luckily. I purchased a "side stand foot" from ilium Works on line. It is a bolt on item, very easy to install ( took a couple minutes). No drilling or modifications were needed. It significantly enlarges the contact point of the side stand. My bike now feels much more secure on the side stand. Cost was about $42, including tax and shipping. It is a great improvement. Downside: On aggressive left turns, the added piece does scrape slightly.It is a very low key scraping sound, not jarring or concerning. Overall, I would heavily recommend the item.