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post #1 of 22 Old 04-03-2007, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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What do you use as a kickstand pad?

Im looking for some ideas of what to use as a sidestand pad. The weather here is warming up and there is no shade where i work. I was initially thinking along the lines of an old mousepad, it has rubber on one side and foam on the upper side, and its probably 1/8" thick. Is this too flimsy? Other than a crushed soda can(i dont like this because it has no grip) what else do you all recomend?

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post #2 of 22 Old 04-03-2007, 02:17 PM
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I use a small piece of wood. @ 3/4" thick 1-1/2" wide x 3" long. Also helps stand the bike upright a little bit more.

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Try rubberized cork. I park my bike on a tiled surface at home and use the cork to prevent the stand from damaging the surface.

Dual Star sells a weld-on side stand “Bigfoot” to prevent the small original side stand foot from sinking into soft ground, sand or hot tarmac.
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An Old piece of a heavy duty mudflap cut to size might work well.

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I use a plastic oval shaped foot with a string on it. I put the string over the mirror so I don't forget it. It is a "store bought" one that some company was giving away at a bike rally I went to.

I have used a flattened out pop can, many sticks I found laying around,and even a peice of cardboard. About anything will work if it keeps the SS from sinking into the ground.

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There's a new product floating around right now that might be of interest. It's basically a regulation hockey puck that has a relief cut in it to accept most kickstands. I've seen it in this month's issues of the latest motorcycle rags.

Ah... here it is: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/parking-puck


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The puck is cool, my local shop has a foot shaped thing for $1 so when i went to get my bike inspected today i picked it up. For $1, even if it doesnt work its worth it, also it has a string that attaches to the mirror like Joe said. Maybe i'll try the mousepad idea if this thing melts, its only plastic so its got me worried.

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Crushed beer/soda can or, as in this picture, my BMWMOA Anonomous Book..



I mean.. It is sand, afterall...
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What are those....Anakees? In SAND??
You just throw caution to wind now don't you?

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Man that beach looks familure

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