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05-28-2007 04:07 PM
nmcoolblue
great for XM radio antenna

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Originally Posted by fl_strom View Post

If you need to buy one, both Lowes and Home Depot have an excellent one for under $1. Just look in the electrical supply section. They sell galvanized covers for square junction boxes. I realize it's not motorcycle specific, bit it is much cheaper and works very well.

These plates also work well for mounting an XM radio antenna if you use soft tailbags or luggage. The XM antenna works best away from windshields, etc.. Don't ask me how I know but I learned this trick from a couple KLR riders in Wyoming a couple years ago.
05-28-2007 11:12 AM
Scouttrooper Someone already mentioned the orange coil or string for easily yanking the puck back up. I stopped at a pilot's shop and got a small "Remove Before Flight" tag. It's a small fabric warning strip on a key chain used for reminding pilots to remove pitot tube covers, etc. Thought it looked cool on disc lock and puck cords.
05-25-2007 09:29 PM
wayner I remember someone making one that matched to curvature of
the arse so you could keep it in the hip pocket.
Havent seen them lately, guess to many beer cans laying around.
05-24-2007 09:39 PM
BillJones270
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Originally Posted by fl_strom View Post

If you need to buy one, both Lowes and Home Depot have an excellent one for under $1. Just look in the electrical supply section. They sell galvanized covers for square junction boxes. I realize it's not motorcycle specific, bit it is much cheaper and works very well.
+1! That's funny, that's exactly what I use! You can even use a grinder to shape it, but it's perfect right out of the box...and it's 48 cents!
05-23-2007 05:13 PM
LarryB
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Originally Posted by randyo View Post
who would actuallly buy sidestand plate to begin with when, a smashed beer can is free
The problem with a bike is there's no floorboard to store your empties. I can always find an empty can rolling around the truck. Harder with a bike.
05-23-2007 04:47 PM
TouringDude
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Originally Posted by fl_strom View Post

If you need to buy one, both Lowes and Home Depot have an excellent one for under $1. Just look in the electrical supply section. They sell galvanized covers for square junction boxes. I realize it's not motorcycle specific, bit it is much cheaper and works very well.
for some reason the "not-motorcycle-specific" solutions are frequently the very best.
05-23-2007 04:29 PM
Heavy Unlike all the rest, which stay firmly on their initial track... :rolleyes:
05-23-2007 04:13 PM
whistler Heh, heh . . . this thread now has the potential to go WAY out into left field!:twisted:
05-23-2007 04:00 PM
greywolf Not just any dead cat will work. It needs to be road kill for proper flatness and to be dead the proper amount of time for best stiffness. http://www.earlthedeadcat.org/ has a good one.

05-23-2007 03:35 PM
fl_strom
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Thanks for the replies. Some great ideas all. I did find out that dead cats don't work well either.


You're more than welcome!

BTW, dead Armadillos are a great substitute for cats. The shell just makes all the difference!

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