My GSXR Suzuki rolled off the side stand again the other day (in front of 18 mates) and when I arrived home there was my VTX in the garage, sturdy and stable on its sidestand I almost went over and kissed it. Often taken for granted (not anymore) that the honda has a nice reliable stand. Easy to reach with an enquiring foot and comforting when you lean the bike over on to it. I wish now I was a poet and could write a short witty "ode to the side stand" Maybe someone else can. Never the less a humble part of our bike that we couldn't do without. I now raise my glass in a toast " To the side stand"