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PostSubject: Sidestand Helper   Wed 15 Apr 2015, 17:56

Thanks to the NM4 forum I found these items which have never been mentioned here.

Black KiWav Motorcycle Kickstand support

Orange KiWave Motorcycle kickstand support

SafeTkick Motorcycle kickstand support

People often use various things of their own design for this,
but here are three items actually made for this purpose.

If you like, you can tie a fishing line or something to it and the other end to your handlebar when in use, so you will never forget it.

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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Wed 15 Apr 2015, 18:13

I've had one of those for some time now. Found it on ebay while looking at motorcycle accessories. Think I paid around $5 for it delivered. I got the bright orange one so it catches the eye and don't get left behind.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Wed 15 Apr 2015, 18:56

They've been around for donkeys years, I've got a couple of them that were freebies because they have advertisers logos on them. They're just a lighter cheaper version of the square of scrap alloy diamond/checker plate I was given at a MZ rally back in the 80’s.

There's even two-piece metal versions you can buy now for the many BMW GS's and other adventure bikes. They slip onto the side stand like a shoe and are secured by screws, so you always have a broader footprint when you put the side stand down.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 02:05

It isn't so much you need a lanyard on one to prevent forgetting it but to be able to pull it up once you're on the bike. Otherwise you'd have to gather it up before getting on the bike which would be awkward to say the least.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 08:54

exavid wrote:
It isn't so much you need a lanyard on one to prevent forgetting it but to be able to pull it up once you're on the bike. Otherwise you'd have to gather it up before getting on the bike which would be awkward to say the least.

Exactly! I made one myself and use nylon twine for this purpose. I actually use it more on the Goldwing as usually I put the SWing on center stand. But handy to have in any case. I also got one (plastic ) from an insurance company at a show, but prefer mine as it is metal!
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 13:54

I was given one free in a goodie bag from the MSF course I took. A crushed soda can will work as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 15:10

For sure, just last evening I found and squashed a 7up can to put under the side stand of my K1100LT in my gun club parking lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Thu 16 Apr 2015, 20:48

If you ever buy boots from a Red Wing store, ask them for one and if they still have them they will give you one.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Mon 18 May 2015, 08:37

I cut a thin piece of Stainless steel sheet metal the exact size to fit under the gas cap cover, it's about 2x4 inches and lays nicely in place just below the gas cap. Tried 1/8" alum but the cover didn't close as well. Attached the string to one of the philips heads screws for easy retrieval and rap the string around the gas cap.
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PostSubject: Re: Sidestand Helper   Mon 18 May 2015, 17:27

In a pinch you could probably pull out that panel just in front of the seat and use that.
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