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An automatic kickstand should pop out as soon as the bike is turned off

So pissed. Today im coming into my driveway from the gym. As Im turning in I dodge this patch of gravel in the middle of the driveway and am feeling pretty good. I hit the kill switch lean it over and CRASH! no kickstand was there. I immeditely picked the bike up, and luckily nothing is broken. Just a little scratches here and there which are barely noticable. BUT still, I dropped my baby
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that is a rookie mistake glad it was not to bad but bad none the less.also always be aware of what your kick stand is resting on i have a peice of thin steel plate in my drive way for it to rest on,i have seen them sink through the pavement on a hot day.

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that is a rookie mistake glad it was not to bad but bad none the less.also always be aware of what your kick stand is resting on i have a peice of thin steel plate in my drive way for it to rest on,i have seen them sink through the pavement on a hot day.
yes they will sink right into pavement on a warm or hot day and its not fun to come out and found your bike on its side

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where the hell did you get a GSXR with an Automatic kickstand?

you have to actually Kick your kickstand into the ready position for it to work.....

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Even if you know your kickstand is down you need to make sure it is leaning on solid ground.
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yea your not the only one man i did that the first month i rode man was it emabrrasing. i broke mi clutch lever off thought lucily nothing else
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I want an automatic kick stand where did you get one of them?

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auto-kickie?
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For those who didnt get it. The title was a joke. Im saying i wished they made one so my incident did not happen.
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For those who didnt get it. The title was a joke. Im saying i wished they made one so my incident did not happen.
dont feel bad...about five or so years ago i was behind a guy that had a full dressed out gold wing, watched him come up to stop light and the bike fell over ....it had auto landing gear looking gizmo that didnt work, so he said he didnt bother to put his feet down..took both of us to stand that boat anchor back up

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i have a design working right now. ill split profit with you
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That's why I don't use my kill switch! When I come to a stop I put the kickstand down to turn the motor off. Then once the bike is resting on the kickstand I flip the kill switch! I've got a kickstand plate that I keep in my tail for when I park on pavement.

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Thats fucked up I had no idea that the bike would sink into the pavement .... now i know and knowing is half the battle !

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LMFAO thats funny as hell.. U would still think to look least i would.. But yea glad nothing broke..

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Thats fucked up I had no idea that the bike would sink into the pavement .... now i know and knowing is half the battle !
You are kidding, right? Well better to learn this now then finding your bike on its side in the summer.

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Thats fucked up I had no idea that the bike would sink into the pavement .... now i know and knowing is half the battle !
went riding on a uber hot day 110+ and went inside for about 5/10 minutes and thankfully someone warned us because everyone else's bike (for some reason not mine) was sinking into the asphalt including my friends brand new 1098s (it was with in second from going over I think)

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You are kidding, right? Well better to learn this now then finding your bike on its side in the summer.
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This is my fist summer riding and my bike is kept in a heated garage lol so how am i suppose to know

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Ya, the asphalt gets nice and squishy when it gets hot here in San Antonio. I carry a plastic puck in my cargo just for that reason. I tell my friends that if the DO have to park on that type of surface to get a rock, crushed/flattened aluminum can, whatever..... anything is better than coming out to find your bike laid over and then you get to struggle to get it back up while trying to tear the kickstand out from whatever it sunk into! Most of the local motorcycle shops carry kickstand pucks for a buck or two, or improvise and make your own! It is worth it in the long run!

Note: attach a string/cord to it so you can drop and position it while seated and tether it to your handlebar so you don't forget it! And a plastic bag might help for storage because it may be muddy or pick up oils from the ground.

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I think i will do that this summer!
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Thats fucked up I had no idea that the bike would sink into the pavement .... now i know and knowing is half the battle !
Yup, I have come out on summer days to find my bike almost over in the parking lot because the stand has sunk down into the pavement.

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I had a friend laser cut me the gsxr logo out of a steel plate makes a nice little kick stand plate and looks really sick.

and hmmm auto kickstand, na will just get you some training wheels

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I had a friend laser cut me the gsxr logo out of a steel plate makes a nice little kick stand plate and looks really sick.

and hmmm auto kickstand, na will just get you some training wheels

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that is a rookie mistake glad it was not to bad but bad none the less.also always be aware of what your kick stand is resting on i have a peice of thin steel plate in my drive way for it to rest on,i have seen them sink through the pavement on a hot day.
WHAT??? Do you guys live on the equator? I've never really paid much attention but not once have i ever seen my stand sink threw solid concrete!
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WHAT??? Do you guys live on the equator? I've never really paid much attention but not once have i ever seen my stand sink threw solid concrete!
ashpalt not concrete
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