The kick stand is spring loaded.. It only stays down if the bike is leaned over onto it.. Bring the bike up straight, and CLANG, the stand retracts.. You can't physically operate the stand while seated on the bike without looking like an absolute retard..
Stop the BMW, shut it off, get off, push stand down with right foot while leaning bike over..
Oh, and if the bike rolls forward at all, the stand retracts and the bike then rests on the left side jug..
My KLR has an aluminum fatfoot.. It's wonderful!!
Wing, eh.. It's OK..
VFR, can't ever find it.. side stand's tiny..