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Old 06-18-2009, 09:16 AM
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Made an oak support to prevent my scoot from sinking into soft ground etc. My question: when I pull into an area to park, what is the technique to insert the support under the kickstand?

In my case it is in the saddle bag, therefore I must drop the kickstand, dismount and open the saddle bag and retrieve the support. Then what a bitch to lift the bike and slide in the support.


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Old 06-18-2009, 09:20 AM
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I have a metal camping plate (an eating plate - looks like pie plate). I keep in my left hard bag. I can open my bag while sitting on the scoot, pull out plate, drop on ground, lower jiffy stand and slide plate under jiffy stand with my foot.

when I get ready to leave, I get on bike, pick up jiffy stand, I can lean over to pick up plate, put back in bag, close bag and ride.....been doing it this way and works like a charm
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I keep a flat beer can in my left lower, take it out put it on the gorund and there it is!
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:30 AM
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just tie a rope on it and hang it on the handle bars
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I have a metal camping plate (an eating plate - looks like pie plate). I keep in my left hard bag. I can open my bag while sitting on the scoot, pull out plate, drop on ground, lower jiffy stand and slide plate under jiffy stand with my foot.

when I get ready to leave, I get on bike, pick up jiffy stand, I can lean over to pick up plate, put back in bag, close bag and ride.....been doing it this way and works like a charm
+1. I've got the plastic Harley puck they sell at the dealership but use the same process.
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The Harley Puck is too large to put in your pocket, but will do the trick. Any advice on where to put it at arms reach on a RoadGlide?
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Most of the time you will have enough support for the bike in the amount of time it takes to remove it from the saddle bag and put it under the jiffy stand. In my case, the bags are always locked while riding so I have to get off bike to unlock the bags. As stated by another poster, you could keep it in your pocket.
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Most of the time you will have enough support for the bike in the amount of time it takes to remove it from the saddle bag and put it under the jiffy stand. In my case, the bags are always locked while riding so I have to get off bike to unlock the bags. As stated by another poster, you could keep it in your pocket.
+1, if you don't have time you might want to reconsider where you are parking. In all my years I have only been in one situation where I wouldn't be able to have time to get into my bags because it was so soft and muddy. I dropped into first, spun the back wheel a few seconds, then just got off and left her standing there with no kickstand until it was time to leave.
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I use a large funiture coaster. Drilled a hole in it, tied some string to it, and wrap the string around the mirror when I'm parked. That way i can be a lazy butt and don't have to bend over.
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I use a large funiture coaster. Drilled a hole in it, tied some string to it, and wrap the string around the mirror when I'm parked. That way i can be a lazy butt and don't have to bend over.
with my arthritis and 11B days, there is no friggin way from a seated positon retrieving any object from the ground or reaching back into the saddle for the support.

Love the idea of "string". Still need a solution to insert the support.
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