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cheapest side-stand plate

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Its a electrical cover plate, 75 cents... you can get them at any hardware store in an backwoods town in the world. Totally disposable and doesn't even sink in sand. I used mine all over the Sierra after finding one in my garage last minute. Takes up zero space at the bottom of your tank bag, and if you accidentally leave it behind, so what.
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A crushed soda can-FREE

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A crushed soda can-FREE
Unless you bought the soda
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Unless you bought the soda
But would you have bought the soda even if you didn't need a side stand?

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Adding to the cheapness factor. I use a left over lamp mounting adapter the one that fits inside the electrical box. Every lamp comes with one and there's always a left over one when you replace one. A piece of string to tie it to the handle bar as a reminder to pick it off before I take off. I don't even have to lean over to pick it up.

Cost: zero, zip, nada
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This aint free or even cheap and I keep it with me for every ride. No strings, no litter, no sinkage.

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One cheap permanent fix would be to cut a piece of metal and weld it to the base of the kick stand.

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Thats what my wife would say.
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This aint free or even cheap and I keep it with me for every ride. No strings, no litter, no sinkage.

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+1. Highly recommended for safety purpose. Don't compromise on safety.

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Smashed beer can, that soda stuff is bad for ya.
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This aint free or even cheap and I keep it with me for every ride. No strings, no litter, no sinkage.

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Do you keep it in your pocket or did you install it?

+1 by the way, but mine is installed.

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Do you keep it in your pocket or did you install it?

+1 by the way, but mine is installed.

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I think I'd rather carry a $1.00 metal plate then a $50 one


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I think I'd rather carry a $1.00 metal plate then a $50 one
I was teasing Kirk. This is a great piece. They usually accompany the 1 1/2" lowering kit that MotoWerk supplies. Once you lower the bike, the side stand is too long and must be cut off and the foot replaced.

MotoWerk also supplies one that attaches to the stock side stand without cutting.

They really are pretty nice and you don't have to dig in your pocket or hang a string on your grip every time you get off the bike.

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I was teasing Kirk. This is a great piece. They usually accompany the 1 1/2" lowering kit that MotoWerk supplies. Once you lower the bike, the side stand is too long and must be cut off and the foot replaced.

MotoWerk also supplies one that attaches to the stock side stand without cutting.

They really are pretty nice and you don't have to dig in your pocket or hang a string on your grip every time you get off the bike.

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I have a horrible lot at work that the stock stand would sink into even when it is in the 50's. Haveing a metal plate to put down every day got real old real fast. I really like speedy's side stand.

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My friend who's an engineer for Sikorsky showed up at breakfast one day with sidestand plates made of aerospace-grade carbon fiber, laser drilled in one corner and fitted with nylon cord color matched to all our individual bikes.

Scrap from the manufacture of Blackhawk helicopters...reduce, reuse, recycle.


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My friend who's an engineer for Sikorsky showed up at breakfast one day with sidestand plates made of aerospace-grade carbon fiber, laser drilled in one corner and fitted with nylon cord color matched to all our individual bikes.

Scrap from the manufacture of Blackhawk helicopters...reduce, reuse, recycle.
I want one!
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A crushed soda can-FREE
so, your leaving the beautiful National park where you camped. everything is packed on the bike, you've got your gloves on, bike started. and what do you do with the sticky ant-covered soda can now.?.?.?...
  • you can leave it there like a pig... uh, no.
  • or you can put it in your tank bag with your iPhone and toothbrush... uh, no.
  • or you can lift your bike off of it, then walk over to the recycling bin. in the meantime, what is your bike sitting on? ... uh, no.
  • or you can carry it with you somehow while you ride over to the recycling bin... and your friends are looking at you like "Lets get going, dork, and why are you riding with one hand!"... uh, no.

My solution allows you to easily take it with you when you leave, doesn't stink and get ants on it, and takes up zero space. OR, you can keep using trash or devaluing your bike with hideous, primitive modifications.

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My solution allows you to easily take it with you when you leave, doesn't stink and get ants on it, and takes up zero space. OR, you can keep using trash or devaluing your bike with hideous, primitive modifications.
Sorry Jason, this looks like a piece of trash leftover from a construction site...



Quite functional though!!
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