Before fitting the enlarger, paint the underside of your original side stand with black paint to prevent further rusting of the blank + scuffed metal.
Works, looks better than some alternatives
- While I haven't tested this yet on gravel/stone/mud/sand parking spaces, I imagine it will do the trick for providing a fatter side stand surface. As it is, it works fine for city parking situations and looks MUCH better than some solutions I've seen. I have actually already dragged the outer front surface on the pavement during a particularly frisky left hand turn, so be aware that it might do the same for you. Felt like plastic when installing but I can attest that it is aluminum now that I have dragged it a bit in the aforementioned turn.