Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Motorcycle Problem

In the hot Summer, road materials get soft.  When you lean a 800-lb. motorcycle on its side and concentrate all that weight in a tiny area, it has great force.  Over a few hours, the kickstand can sink into the surface.  If it sinks too much, the motorcycle will topple over and its rider will return to a scene of horror. 

To prevent this, many riders put metal plates under the kickstands; they distribute the weight over a wider surface and prevent sinking.  Recently I was having this problem with my BMW K1200LT in my office's parking-lot so I looked for something to do the trick.  I found this...


19 comments:

  1. Love it, you find the most random things to do the job :)

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  2. That's perfect! Quirky: you're doing it!

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  3. I laughed so loud when I saw this I scared the dog :) Too funny!

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    1. Please give my apology to your dog.

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  4. You killed Kermie!

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  5. I prefer the i-Phone idea!!!! LOL!!!

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  6. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    Ahaha, that's well funny! What a good solution you found!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  7. Poor Kermit! That is just too funny. But it is much cuter than a flat piece of metal!

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  8. What a genius idea and it looks adorable too.
    Daphne.

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  9. This is equal parts hilarious and horrifying. :)

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  10. This actually made me laugh out loud :)

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  11. Ally, I don't know if we can be friends anymore, Kermit is my favorite and you KILLED HIM!!!!

    I'm teasing - I do actually think this is rather humorous!

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    1. I didn't kill him, Beth. He was lying there when I arrived...

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  12. LMAO!!! That's brilliant...I love it.


    Lisa.

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  13. oh no! your frog croaked!...am I really the only one who thought that?

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