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It's been unseasonably hot the last few days in SF. This week I learned that the choice of asphalt mix they used on my street didn't take weather like this + motorcycles into account. Pictured: several of the dents my kickstand regularly leaves and one from this week.
 

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It's been unseasonably hot the last few days in SF. This week I learned that the choice of asphalt mix they used on my street didn't take weather like this + motorcycles into account. Pictured: several of the dents my kickstand regularly leaves and one from this week.
Ahhhh yes, I left a car dealership after being treated rudely by the salesmen. I felt a little better when I saw the kickstand on my Triumph had sunk 2 to 3 inches into their newly black topped lot. I try to park with the kickstand in the gutter on the concrete. Or maybe use a flattened pop can. Heck, they even sell little pads, but I don't like carrying them in my pocket. Jevers
 

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It's been unseasonably hot the last few days in SF. This week I learned that the choice of asphalt mix they used on my street didn't take weather like this + motorcycles into account. Pictured: several of the dents my kickstand regularly leaves and one from this week.
How hot are we talking??? :surprise::surprise:
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How hot are we talking??? :surprise::surprise:
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Record-breaking hot. In my neighborhood, it was probably in the low-to-mid 90's °F (low-to-mid 30's °C) on Sunday when I noticed the hole my ride had dug, and it was even hotter yesterday.



It was so hot they waived entrance fees to all the city's public swimming pools.

I try to park with the kickstand in the gutter on the concrete.
If I parked parallel to the curb, taking up ... maybe 3 or 4 times as much street parking space? ... That s**t would get tipped. San Franciscans, for the most part, are quite pleasant until you deprive them of parking capacity. Most of us don't have driveways or garages, and those that do often pay $100's per month to rent roughly 60 square feet that you basically need a laser-guided system to get in and out of.
 

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There is a " foot " available aftermarket, typically for dual sport bikes, but there might be a universal one out there. They usually just clamp around the stock narrow foot. Good luck! Jevers
 
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