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« on: July 24, 2008, 12:30:00 am »
I have a solution to parking on uneven or soft ground.  I made a "sidestand parking puck" out of a piece of 5/16thX2"X4" aluminum.  Used red Tool Dip to "paint" it.    I attatched a "disk brake lock" cable to it, and conected the other end of the cable to the lower fairing brace that passes through under the carbs.  On older connies, it fits nicely behind the strap on the left side pocket cover.  I can deploy, position and retrieve it without getting off the bike.  I have a supply of 1/4"X2"X4" fiber pads that I will probably use in place of the aluminum in any future ones that I make.  It is similar to brake pad material.  I have posted picks of it on my webshots page under sawfiler64.          1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato  
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 09:18:00 am »
At the 2007 COG National we gave each attendee a bright green, plastic side stand coaster, emblazoned with the rally logo. The look line the ones here: www.motorcyclecoaster.com    These have a small hole in them to attach a string, or better yet, heavy fishing line.      --  Steve Smith, #3184  COG Northest Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008, 10:13:00 am »
Steve,    Thanks for the link.    I was thinking about maybe trying to market these, but maybe not now that I see someone has beat me to it.      1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 12:31:00 pm »
Squished Coke cans work well, too. Also the plastic tops from travel mugs.    Why, yes, I am a cheapskate. ;)    Steve  
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 01:59:00 pm »
Flip-flop.                    Seriously, I'd like a sidestand plate with a retractable cord. Mine always get tangled in everything. I like the idea of one that fits somewhere besides the tank bag. Mud in my MP3...mud on my maps...mud in my trail mix....  
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 03:01:00 pm »
The coaster size we gave out at the national will fit in the glove box of a C10. I keep mine in the right side, along with my disc lock.  This way it is always on the bike and within reach.      --  Steve Smith, #3184  COG Northest Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2008, 04:07:00 pm »
I got one at that nationals.  I am so slow sometimes.  It took me two days of thinking about it before I figured out what it was.  It now lives in my fairing pocket with a string that I loop around the clutch lever side to remind me to pull it up.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 08:39:00 pm »
Junction box cover works great and fits right into the glovebox.    
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2008, 02:17:00 pm »
Junction box cover works great and fits right into the glovebox.       Looks like it could double for an inexpensive Ninja weapon too!  ;)    AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)  
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2008, 10:25:00 am »
Got a plasic foot shaped pad I picked up at a bike store for cheap money. Tied a string around it and attach to the bars, for easy removel when the time comes. Fits in the glove box.  
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2008, 07:46:00 pm »
Here is another puck type product  http://www.kickstandpad.com/    We were giving these away to BRC students.  --  Steve Smith, #3184  COG Northest Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.  
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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2008, 10:35:00 am »
Here is the link to the webshots album for my unit.  The cable is looped around the mount for the lower fairing that crosses below the carbs.  http://good-times.webshots.com/album/564213166dYpoKA?vhost=good-times      1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008, 06:38:00 pm »
A friend gave me one that he picked up at a rally, plastic with a diamond steel pattern on one side. I bought one of those bright purple springy cords for keys and attach it 'round my left grip so I don't forget it's there. Get on the bike, straighten her up and it springs up to my hand, then into the glove box.     Bob-> Trust me on this, never skimp on your ninja weaponry.     BTW, be warned because I've had my stand sink in about a 1/4 inch in 85 degree weather while the bike was covered. It doesn't have to be smoking hot for asphalt to start giving way, especially if it gets regular exposure to motor oil.     AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267  
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 07:52:00 pm »
  Bob-> Trust me on this, never skimp on your ninja weaponry.       Oh I agree!  ;)  And this is exactly why I always bring a gun to a knife fight!  :eg:  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)      
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2008, 11:56:00 am »
Also another good source and they have a Thank You cookout in the spring.  http://www.whitehorsepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=5704  
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2008, 12:56:00 pm »
I attach a rubber faucet gasket to the end of the string.  Enough friction etc to get it over the clutch handle and stays on.  Greg  COG # 7010/7010a Tracey  MA  CDA 0120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude -CDAAD  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle"  05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2008, 09:10:00 am »
Seems like I saw something once about using infant sized sneakers. Personally I use an electrical junction box cover with a string to loop over the handlebar.  
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