That’s how I do it..stand on foot peg and swing over. However, after a long tiring ride I know, from experience, that may not always be successful! I ordered the full Tankslapper kit today. And I ordered the front and rear guards(ilium) while enroute back to TX. Hope this gets me pretty well set up, for the time being. No electrical gizmos in the “want” list yet.If you are worried about scratches on your pannier bags from your boots, forget about it. Stand on the pegs and swing your leg over!
However I do recommend the first mod you do is to install a front engine guard, and rear pannier guards. As @Donna ‘s latest physics post has proved, when a K1600 is going to tip over, you just need to get out of the way!
If you are going to add any electrical farkles, I would recommend you add a power distribution module (FuzeBlock, PDM60, Neutrino). Once installed, adding any electronic farkle avoids interacting with the CanBUS system.