My last post to this thread (#16) may be seen as a little snarky... apologies for that. I had written it after the OP had edited her first thread, and deleted the other replies. In fairness, what I wrote was intended towards general consumption, and not directed at anyone in particular. However, by the third page of this thread there were a few replies, other than the OP's, that seemed to cast doubt about the design of the side stand.Before the op changed her first post and deleted all the rest she had a simple question.
She got answers. She thanked a few peeps for the input and stated she was going to put it into practice.
Seems like she was for learning after all.
Then things started getting a little ugly as usual.
The T-Rex adjustable side stand that Bonnie linked to in her opening post can be shortened (up to 3") from the what stock side stand length is... it doesn't extend any longer than the length of what the stock side stand is. The T-Rex unit is intended for bikes that have been lowered using aftermarket lowering links in the rear suspension... for a CBR that is heavily loaded with luggage like yours, that adjustable side stand, shortened up a bit, should work well to get the bike to lean over to a better balance point than you would have with the stock side stand.My bike looked very unstable when it was heavily loaded with luggage when putting it on the side stand, you could get the impression it would fall, one guy started shouting when he saw it “pay attention, it falls”, but hopefully it never did. It seems to look more unstable then it really is.
Back to your question: I think investing 60 $ in this new sides stand won’t help much, the angel of the side stand will stay the same. And if you want to make the original side stand longer just put a stable plate under it, that will cost about 1 $.