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Kickstand Puck/Pad

I recently saw a $44 BMW kickstand puck/pad and at first was taken back by my less than $1 electrical plate cover equivalent. It works just fine and is thin, little weight and easy to transport (and replace at less than $1). I know that some vendors give out fancy puck/pads at shows for promotion (easy win), but what are folks using and paying for a kickstand puck/pad?

p.s. I've added a string with a loop for the handlebars to indicate that the puck/pad had been deployment and for easy retrieval. A feature not available on the $44 BMW model.


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I recently saw a $44 BMW kickstand puck/pad and at first was taken back by my less than $1 electrical plate cover equivalent. It works just fine and is thin, little weight and easy to transport (and replace at less than $1). I know that some vendors give out fancy puck/pads at shows for promotion (easy win), but what are folks using and paying for a kickstand puck/pad?

p.s. I've added a string with a loop for the handlebars to indicate that the puck/pad had been deployment and for easy retrieval. A feature not available on the $44 BMW model.
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I got 2 or 3 from the last bike show from the insurance booths for free. Another easy thing to carry in your saddle bag. Never know when you need one.

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I got one free for taking the MSF riders course. Choice of Pink, blue, or gray. With hole for retrieval string (not included).
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$44!!??

Working in a machine shop that has a laser cutter, I've aquired a few outta the scrap bin. Most are round and about 3-4 inches in dia. and 1/8" thick
I've forgotten some here and there but always have a couple in the saddlebags.


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$44!!??

Working in a machine shop that has a laser cutter, I've aquired a few outta the scrap bin. Most are round and about 3-4 inches in dia. and 1/8" thick
I've forgotten some here and there but always have a couple in the saddlebags.
I've done the same thing myself

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For $19 I'm torn between the frog and the squirrel:

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The critters are a steal at $19. I cut a 4" square out of an old aluminum sign and keep it in the bag. Hadn't thought of putting a string on it though, so thanks for that tip! BTW, I'm willing to sell them, string included, for only $10 each. You don't have to be a BMW rider to buy one!

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For $19 I'm torn between the frog and the squirrel:
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$5 more for the "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" and the string...
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