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Old 08-20-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Going Solo 8/29, no kickstand

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I'm headed to Buttonwillow 8/29 and my friend who originally planned to join can no longer make it. Anyone have experience going to a track day alone with a bike that has no kickstand ? Did other riders help you get off your rear stand and help you put the bike back on the stand after your session?

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Get a roll on front wheel chock thinga majigger
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Wheel chock is definitely choice as it fixes all that. Beyond that, if the track org has a good set of workers, you could pit nearby and they could help you with that.

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Wheel chock is definitely choice as it fixes all that. Beyond that, if the track org has a good set of workers, you could pit nearby and they could help you with that.

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bringing snacks and extra goodies helps with making friends.
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Really, a rear stand is easy enough to use solo with just a little bit of practice.

That said, a good (or even cheap- Cycle gear) front chock makes life far easier.
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I went solo without a kickstand and I tried all options below

Option 1
Park by your car and lean against it. Now you can work on the kickstand

Option 2.
Park next to a your rear stand,
get off the bike
Lean the bike on you
Work the rear stand on the swingarm (like miles said it takes practice)

Option 3
Get a wheel chock

Option 4
Pit with someone, don't worry the atmosphere there is "brotherhood", you just gotta ask (just like the good Ol book says "ask and it shall be given onto you"). Trust me, that guy that you pit with will help you on the rear stand. Just make sure you return the favor.
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys !! looks like I will be buying a roll on front choke, seems like the most convenient method so I don't have to bother anyone immediately lol appreciate all the responses !!!

Can't believe you guys can put your bikes on a rear stand solo - that's awesome !
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Question - does the front choke have to be bolted to the ground so it doesn't slide when you try to roll on it or roll off it ? Thanks - I've never used one before and really don't know what to expect..trying to anticipate problems before they happen !thanks again !!
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In my few times at the track there have always been many helpful people willing to lend a hand.
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Just put the back of it facing your tire of the vehicle that should do the trick
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Buy a kickstand and all your issues should be solved. I'm sure a GSXR kickstand is cheaper than any wheel chock that you can buy. If you do buy a chock don't but the one from cycle gear, those will cause you more troubles specially if they aren't bolted down.
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Some chocks are built to be bolted down, some have feet for putting anywhere.

Baxley and Baxley knockoffs are the only ones I've seen that seem to work right. Don't get the cycle gear one.
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Cycle Gear sells two styles- the Condor knockoff (which sucks) and a Baxley knockoff that isn't too bad.
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I don't think I've seen their bax knockoff. Is it this thing?

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Thanks guys for all the helpful suggestions! I am going to see if I can get a front wheel choke that doesn't have to be bolted, maybe the Baxley knockoff and have it up against something solid. You guys are great! Much appreciated!
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Just don't get this one:

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