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Can't find the receipt for this, but I think I saw the ad in the BMW magazine, about 40 bucks and really does make a difference in gravelly parking lots. Have to sand it and redo the paint a little; I dripped loctite into it, which chewed the paint up. :)
 

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Seriously, Clem, I know you're quoting me on about that shock-absorber-mud-bra or whatever comment :) But after having my bike slide over on its side in a sandy, heat-softened asphalt Chicago parking lot, this works. :) drD
 

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Noooo!:(Sorry to hear that drDave. Sincerely, I hope the damage was minimal. I know how you feel, because it happened to me also, long ago. Hot asphalt=taffy. Your idea is excellent; increase the surface area. It's only slightly:confused:larger than the sidestand foot.:confused:Crushed aluminum can has more surface area? A jar lid? If it's working so far, I'm happy for you.:) I have an assortment of 1/8" steel & tempered aluminum plates. 3" & 4" square with corners rounded off. Keep 1 in tank bag in summer. Center stand is better than side stand, but I'm aware you have difficulty there. Park so side stand is in bike's shadow. Very careful how, where, & for how long Park.;) Wunderlich Side Stand Enlarger Part Number: 8500046 Price: $43.00
 

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My take, if you are out and about and its hot, you probaly got a can of something or bottle of water handy. Drink it down, chuck it under the kickstand and go get another for the road.
 
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