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post #1 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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small kick stand pad

my kick stand pad is way too small. There is a Oxford magnimate magnetic pad out there for $15. Had anyone tried it. Does it stay on driving or is it some thing to have to carry.

Is there stand for 03 Dl1000 that replaces stock with a big pad?

thanks for feedback. steve
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 08:18 AM
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Is it really too small? Don't thing I've ever read complaints before, unless you keep parking on sand!
Actually,I don't have any experience with this pad, but looked it up briefly. My main concern would be that when added to the underside of the existing pad, the bike won't be able to lean over as far when the stand is down. There are issues with the stock kickstand being a bit unstable because the geometry doesn't allow the stand to kick forward into position very securely and the bike sits a bit too vertically. The odd tip-over can reult if you are not careful. If you add this pad, it looks like you will exacerbate the problem.
Also; could this thing get in the way when you move the kickstand "up" to start riding? I mean, it looks like it might also interfere with allowing the stand to fully retract up into position. Don't know, but I suppose for $15, you can give it a try and it won't break the bank if it doesn't really work out for you!


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post #3 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 08:25 AM
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we thought it was 2 small also....well we changed that!

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post #4 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 09:26 AM
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I park in sand alot so I welded a metal plate to mine as well. Works great.

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I carry a square piece of G10 in my tank bag.

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post #6 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 10:50 AM
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I carry a square piece of G10 in my tank bag.
I wonder who else here besides you and me knows what that is.

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post #7 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 10:51 AM
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G10, G11, whatever it takes.

I use a crushed beer can myself.

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post #9 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 02:55 PM
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Yeah I have a couple of pieces of what we used to refer to as Glastic. It is a hard piece of fiberglass that is red and is used to insulate in electrical equipment. Probably similar to G10

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post #10 of 18 Old 08-16-2009, 05:12 PM
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I have the touratech footpad and it works very well.
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