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Hey all, simple and maybe stupid questions but I tend to worry!

I was wondering if anyone has had their kickstand sink into asphalt on hot sunny days? My old motorcycle (Ninja 500) had a much smaller surface area on the kickstand and feels like it puts more weight on the kickstand than the FZ09 and I had that bike sink in all the time. I wonder because with warmer weather coming here in Michigan and my works parking lot being asphalt, I worry I will walk out and find it tipped over because it sank in to far.

Just hoping I hear this isn't a problem I should worry about? I do have a kickstand plate I keep in the trunk for those hot sunny days, and dirt/grass parking so I can be worry free.
 

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Smash a pop can flat and put under kickstand. Problem solved.
 

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I use those yamaha round blue discs on hot asphalt. Peace of mind. I've made several indents into my driveway without using them.
 

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You need a kickstand pad, Google it.
 

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Fresh pavement in the parking lot at work, so I picked up one of these. Then I don't have to worry about digging out the separate plate to slip under the kickstand when I park. Plus if it cool in the morning and the pavement heats up and gets soft, no worries there either. I did have it sink in a bit on the new pavement at work, so it's good insurance to prevent a sinking kickstand 09 nose dive...ouch!

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Then you don't have to worry about anywhere you part the 09.
 

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Lol I guess nobody read my thread all the way, I have one but was wondering if anyone has had a problem and I'm thinking 80+ degrees and sunny is when I will use it on asphalt because until then I wouldn't think it would get hot enough? Or just do it on warm sunny days for a peace of mind?
 

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I was wondering if anyone has had their kickstand sink into asphalt on hot sunny days? Yes.

Just hoping I hear this isn't a problem I should worry about? Use the pad for piece of mind on hot asphalt.

Asphalt is different, some more soft than others.
 
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Even if it's old asphalt, if it's crappy asphalt you can have a sinking kickstand tip over. I have seen it happen to many times and it would suck big time to scratch up your new ride because of crappy parking conditions.

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I keep a pad in my tailsection mainly for gravel parking lots.

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That's scary because it's the same $5 ebay foot I have (squiggly grooves on the bottom). I love the looks of the TwistedThrottle one, but for the same price I got this one and a pair of MX boots for my daughter. I've thought about trimming it to clear the chain and glueing it to the bottom of the foot. Before spending $60 I'll take the kickstand to a welder and pay $15 (or less) for them to weld a plate to the bottom.
 

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I keep a pad in my tailsection mainly for gravel parking lots.

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That is the exact one I have except it says bad ass on it lmao and I keep it in the little tail trunk as well. Thanks all I guess it is a pretty big concern and I should use it on questionable days for peace of mind
 

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Those work great for parking in grass/dirt also.
 
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Hey all, simple and maybe stupid questions but I tend to worry!

I was wondering if anyone has had their kickstand sink into asphalt on hot sunny days? My old motorcycle (Ninja 500) had a much smaller surface area on the kickstand and feels like it puts more weight on the kickstand than the FZ09 and I had that bike sink in all the time. I wonder because with warmer weather coming here in Michigan and my works parking lot being asphalt, I worry I will walk out and find it tipped over because it sank in to far.

Just hoping I hear this isn't a problem I should worry about? I do have a kickstand plate I keep in the trunk for those hot sunny days, and dirt/grass parking so I can be worry free.
Just use the kickstand plate you have. I only experienced that kind of stuff in SC when I lived there. So far I haven't seen similar results in Eastern Washington, though I'm sure it could happen.
 
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The shop I worked at years ago had cheap asphalt there was always half dozen slugs where we parked our bike's so the kickstand wouldn't sink in.
 

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If you have dedicated parking at work, just leave something in your spot. I used to leave a triangle stand in my spot at work so I could prop my 450 up.
 

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Just hoping I hear this isn't a problem I should worry about?
Yes and no. Worry about...no. But to be aware that this happens and you need to use something under the stand...yes.

The parking lots where i work have dedicated motorcycle parking areas...and there are small concrete patches just for this situation. But I always carry a cap lid under the seat.
 
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