Did it the way you suggested, and it worked just right - THANK YOU!
Trying to do some home anodizing today on the kickstand - I'll post some pictures later if it works out all right. It didn't last night, but I think my acid mix hadn't yet dissolved enough.
You're welcome. Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unless they changed to aluminum for the sidestand on the S*R series you're outa luck an anodizing it. Anodizing is an aluminum process and won't work on ferrous metals.