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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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For the new riders.

This is something that I always have in my jacket or on my bike ever since a mishap with my first NEW bike.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 11:00 PM
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I've got a 4" dia.x 1/4" aluminum plate in the saddlebag.

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but why?

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So the kickstand doesn't sink in hot asphalt
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So the kickstand doesn't sink in hot asphalt
Exactly, my first ever new bike, not even a week since I bought it, stopped at a friends house parked on his asphalt driveway, came out because we heard a noise, there was my bike on its side dent in the tank and broken rear turn signal.


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oooohhhh. I get it. Asphalt is not very common up here because the drastic temp differences here give it a very short life span but it used to be used more when I was a kid. I do remember it getting quite pliable on the summer months. Here with summers reaching highs of 30 to 35C (86 to 95F) and winters hitting lows of -30 to -35 C -22 to -30F) even pavement has to be redone every 5 to 10 years

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I remember when I first started riding, I would ride to a store on my xs1100 and be in for 30 min. come back outside and bike was leaning severly and kick stand dug into asphalt a couple inches. Luckily it never fell over. From that point on I was always would look for some stones or wood to put under my stand.
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I was gifted one from a distributor. Had to paint it orange as its a little hard to see at night at work.




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I tie a few feet of string on mine. Loop the loose end oner the handlebars, that way you don't forget and leave it lay.

Also easier to pick up by the string after you have mounted your sled and put the stand up...

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I always keep one in the tank big and one in the saddlebag.
One for me, one in case I ride off and forget the first one, or to give to someone who forgot one.
They are often offered as freebies at various events...most of mine say Geico.

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