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Let's see your "bike mat"



$59.99 shipped on fleabay. Cleaning the landlord's garage floor is not easy or quick
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Much nicer than my "Cut to size hunk of cardboard" mat!

Or was that look THEN leap?
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Much nicer than my "Cut to size hunk of cardboard" mat!
Yeah, I've got lots of used ones of those. And even getting, tearing to size, and disposing of cardboard is not slip-free and easy. I've never had a bike mat before, but due to time constraints, I have to work smarter: and the Yellow Jacket really deserves a tidy area too.


Actually I saw a mat on the "Garage" here with the nice looking Kaw 125cc 2 stroke mx bike with an expansion chamber. It was sitting on a (probably expensive) Kawasaki bike mat, so I looked at them all and this was the best value I could find (of course weighting in all the probabilities of getting ripped off on-line and/or incomplete product descriptions.)

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I have a large black rubber mat with some writing on the end. Use it to stage a bike. Came from JC Whitney or Harbor Freight.
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Much nicer than my "Cut to size hunk of cardboard" mat!
I did the "cardboard mat" thing until one day the corner peeled up and my foot got caught under it almost causing me to drive the motorcycle into the wall. No more cardboard mat for me.
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Ray, I'm high tech here, l duct tape the cardboard down to stop the oops problems.

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Ray, I'm high tech here, l duct tape the cardboard down to stop the oops problems.
This is exactly why it's so good to come here and share helpful tips and ideas.
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Ray, I'm high tech here, l duct tape the cardboard down to stop the oops problems.
I'll probably duct tape some absorbent fiber piece where my chain front sprocket is at. If I don't solvent and lube the chain every 2 days, that's where it drops the most (maybe a drop or two @ a time.) At least I'll have a bike pattern under me to line it up with, and I may tape a little bump under the front tire so I'll know I'm lined up.
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I may tape a little bump under the front tire so I'll know I'm lined up.
You could hang a tennis ball that bumps you in the face shield.
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I have a variable length mat,

2x 40x40 cm carpet squares - each used under the paddock stands to stop cratch the stands on the concrete when used outside, and then to stop the stands scratching my wooden floor boards.
1x length of cardboard to catch the drips of oil and debris.

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mine lives outside on the sand.
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