Now I know what that handle thingy is called.
FleaControl - Now that`s funny eh, FliteControl !! I`m glad I wasn`t eating or it would be sprayed all over the computer screen.
Welcome to the Vulcan madness Grits. Since you live to ride the twisties, you might want to look into a "Superbrace" for the forks. Here is a link to a previous thread with much discussion about the brace
which contains another link to the Superbrace Website.
Check out link in my sig line for many more things to do. Some for the bike, some for the rider.
The sidestand does have a tentency to wear at the pivot point, and become quite noticeable on older bikes.
You have several options; get a new one from the stealership, new or used one from Ebay,
heat it up with an acetylene torch and bend it down an appropriate distance,
MY first choice may be to weld an inch thick steel disc about the size of a hockey puck to the end of the leg. This serves double duty by raising the bike and also giving a larger area of support on soft surfaces to prevent sinking into soil or asphalt. (Might also be used, by swinging down near road surface, to trigger a magneticl sensor in the road to turn red light to green.)
Right now mine is sitting on a 2X4 block of lumber.
It has been suggested to drill out the mounting hole on the frame and leg, and use a larger bolt. This seems not as practical when you pull the bolt out and look at it. It is a shoulder bolt with two different diameters, one for the pivot surface and a smaller diameter for the threaded portion. When removing the bolt, take the lock nut off the back, before trying to screw the bolt out the front.
On my bike the difference in diameter between the contact surfaces of the bolt, and those on the stand leg yoke, and the mounting tab on the frame are only a few thousanths of an inch. It might be possible to lay down a thin weld bead inside the pivot holes, then drill it out on a drill press to match the diameter of the original pivot bolt.