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Anti tip bar?

On the way in to work today I passed a Ninja that was parked on the street. On the opposite side of the kickstand it had a metal rod- almost like a super miniaturized kickstand coming off the swing arm. Best I could tell the idea was it would prevent the bike from going past it's fulcrum. It didn't appear to be capable of holding the bike's weight; but I don't think that's the idea. Just enough to prevent the weight from passing the balance point. So- What's this called? Any ideas? I'll take a picture next time I see it...


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Stupid. Are you sure it wasn't a Harley?
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Stupid. Are you sure it wasn't a Harley?
I'm going to assume you don't live in a big city. It's a rather good idea, imho. Having had my V knocked over 3 times (1 by wind, 2 by cars), it's something I find interesting.


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Was it a Quickstand, or similar product?
http://www.motorcycleradar.com/quick_stand.htm
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I figured out where and how to park. Never had my bike get knocked over by the wind or a car.
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I figured out where and how to park. Never had my bike get knocked over by the wind or a car.
Well, you sure told me! Thanks for being super helpful. I almost mistook you for Invader.


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I wonder how that bar will work in a corner?
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Hmmm. Uh, training wheels with the little wheels removed -a clever anti-theft feature?

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Was it a Quickstand, or similar product?
http://www.motorcycleradar.com/quick_stand.htm
Nope- doesn't look like that. Picture a 1/6" rod, in one piece, attached to the swingarm. The bike was parked, and the bottom of the rod was a good 4 inches from the ground, leading me to assume that it would be touching the ground when the bike is at it's balance point. Also- I presume it swings up to be parallel to the swingarm when bike is in motion...

Crap at drawing but here's a rough idea:


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I don't think that that's a good idea, because it's another thing that WILL put you down WHEN you forget to retract it!

My Vs will sort-of "stop" at a point of lean on the sidestand, but then IF I pull a bit, the stand goes out another inch or so, laterally, increasing the lean-angle.

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Maybe a kickstand for left-handed bikers.
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Its probably his "solo" stand used for oiling chain when traveling alone. I have attached mine when parked in windy or populated areas. Just added insurance in case someone "bumps" into it. My guess..
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Its probably his "solo" stand used for oiling chain when traveling alone. I have attached mine when parked in windy or populated areas. Just added insurance in case someone "bumps" into it. My guess..
Interesting. Photographic evidence to come.


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A drag bike foot rest ... asif
or it's a Stunt foot peg for doing tricks and wheelie turns etc

Take a pic of the rider... probably a 4'6" scrawny thing whose bigger bike needs a tip rod cause the bike is too heavy to lift otherwise.

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Stupid. Are you sure it wasn't a Harley?

Now I know why you chose that online name. Living in dreamland now aren't we.

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How do I get one of them cool U.S maps with some of the states filled in. Mine is all filled in.
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My money is it's a bar for doing stunts with, probably stand on it as you spin the bike around.
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Haven't seen it since. Maybe in the morning. Stunting could definitely make sense to me I guess.


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Ok guys, here it is. Definitely not for stunting. Seems attached to the swingarm spool hole. And really seems intended to prevent the bike from leaning past its 'kickstanded' position. Thoughts?



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Looks homemade.
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