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    DIY Kickstand puck / pad / coaster / foot

    Yea-gads the parking lot at work was resurfaced with asphalt and now my motorcycle kickstand is melting into the new surface (creating a small hole which I'm sure will make the landlord unhappy). Grabbed a nicely machined aluminum disk from our shop and... now its a bigger melt spot.

    I'm afraid materials that conduct heat (aluminum, as in squashed cans) won't do the trick and read somewhere that a business card even helps.

    Any ideas folks? cardboard coaster? a plastic coaster? thin flat piece of wood? a yoga mat cut to size? A search on the inter-tubes was very disappointing - very few homemade ideas for this.
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    The plastic cup coasters have been a big hit for parking at the bug bash.
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    The 'coasters' I found online seem to be around 4-5inches diameter and I've got a beat up frisbee that I'm going to try. It is light colored and large. I'd use a disc-golf frisbee but can't stand the thought of ruining one!
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    Crushed up soda cans work great and are usually available most places.
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    My roommate is having the driveway resurfaced, so I have to come up with something fast, too. At home, I'm going to get a rubber welcome mat that will also save the driveway from WD-40 and chain lube drips. I think I'm also going to get something called a sink-no-bob, which is a little plastic foot that permanently attaches to your kickstand. I'll review it once I have a chance to use it.
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    Check for something along the lines of a "big foot" for your bike. They're made for several others typically by someone on the forums. 1 or two piece design that bolts/clamps to the side stand to increase the surface area of the foot.
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    I also have one of these in a tank bag somewhere.

    http://store.valueaccessories.net/cy...ndsupport.aspx

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    Not sure if that is enough to keep the thing from conducting heat and sinking into the asphalt, though. I haven't had any problems with it yet.

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    And why can't they add a little bit of white (or lime) to make the surface non-black hole black?

    Regulation Frisbee was only OK. While the bike didn't sink into the ground, there was a distinctive crack in the asphalt surface. Need another DYI solution - as in found materials around the house.
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