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Post  allambiejohn on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 10:31 pm

How do you stop your bike falling over on soft ground ? I use an old mini frying pan with the handle removed.


I got this in Victoria's Basement in the QVB (Sydney) for less than a tenner. Don't make my mistake and go to Victoria's Secret instead, as  asking for something to spread your load gets you some funny looks! 

I have used this on hot asphalt, wet grass etc and it works really well. It fits neatly under the seat too!
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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 10:45 pm

Non stick, too. 8-)

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A bit of wood

Post  Chalkie on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 7:29 am

I just carry a bit of wood that's about 5cm square - seems to do the job.
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Post  reddog on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 8:57 am

A crushed aluminium can does the trick too
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:35 am

This just slips into my back pocket or into a Ventura bag.


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Post  madmax on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 8:23 pm

You should have kept the handle on it, then you could do some cooking as well

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Post  reddog on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 8:58 pm

That's a good idea  Smile
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Post  Chook on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 5:06 am

Your frypan was "less than a tenner"

2WA's is $6.90 inc delivery on eBay
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Post  BanditDave on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 7:06 am

I'd be very cautious placing the frypan, or any other metallic object above the battery unless the positive terminal was well protected (I don't mean the soft rubber boot on the end of the cable.

It is worth considering the worst case scenario. If you are riding along and smoke starts coming out from under your seat, just how quickly you could stop the bike and get the seat off. You could get a similar result to Samsung Note 7 phones What a Face What a Face


Personally, I think you paid $10 too much for your side stand add-on. A crushed drink can in your pocket is $10 cheaper than the frypan and easily replaced if you lose it Very Happy

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Post  Chook on Wed 12 Oct 2016, 7:21 am

@BanditDave wrote:
A crushed drink can in your pocket is $10 cheaper than the frypan and easily replaced if you lose it Very Happy

$9-90 in SA, we get 10c back Wink
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Post  allambiejohn on Fri 28 Oct 2016, 8:24 pm

Good point Dave - but it doesn't sit on the battery, there is a hard plastic cover over the battery which forms a completely separate compartment above the battery.  This is where  I keep the pan, disc lock and seat drying cloth.
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Post  Alheng on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 7:44 pm

Is there a larger foot available for the side stand?

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Post  Chook on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 8:19 pm

@Alheng wrote:Is there a larger foot available for the side stand?

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=gsf1250+stand+foot&rlz=1C1AOHY_enAU708AU708&oq=gsf1250+stand+foot&aqs=chrome..69i57.5999j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Post  Chalkie on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 8:59 pm

Last time at Philip Island I got a couple of freebies from the Yamaha stand. Plastic with a couple ridges to stop it slipping off - works well. Check out the local Yamaha dealer and see if they've got any.
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Post  barry_mcki on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 9:02 pm


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Post  paul on Sun 23 Jul 2017, 9:35 pm

Good idea ..................I can only presume where you keep it when you're not using it .......... Laughing 


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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 10:08 am

How much does that thing weigh? Surprised

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Post  barry_mcki on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 7:15 pm

Seems someone went into business just making these things:  Camel Toe link


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