Just askin'; did the side stand bend from the bike's weight ALONE, or . . . did the owner step on the left footpeg and swing his right leg over when mounting the bike?
And, if so, how much does the owner WEIGH?
If this information/evidence is inappropriate/inadmissible, I withdraw the questions.
If the side stand bent from the nominal weight of a static leaning KLR650 only, then . . . the case seems not unlike that of, "The Amazing [can't remember the name; "Kreskin?"], the guy who bent iron nails by mental means alone . . .
First time in 8 years of Gen2 production that I have seen or heard of!
It might be interesting to physically weigh his side stand and an earlier production side stand.??? Have they physically 'lightened something', in error?