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:scared I was at my mates lake house today and before going for breakfast in his Jeep I parked my bike in the shade on his tar driveway. We get back and my bike is down. The sun changed position and got so hot it melted the tar and my stand went through the ground.
 

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Yeah...driveway and parking lot asphalt are dangerous. The asphalt isn't thick enough to prevent getting displaced in high temp conditions. A flattened soda can under the kick stand is all you need to keep the asphalt cool enough to support your bike. Even a sheet of cardboard usually works if you can get to the asphalt before its already hot.
 

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should have had your trusty deals gap kick stand puck.
 

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Sorry to hear...dam them gremlins
 

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Yup.
Once, before I got rid of my R1, I parked it on pavement, and stepped away for about 5 mins. When I came back, the stand was about a couple inches into the pavement. Had I not come back for another 5 mins, I am sure the bike would have gone down. Since then, never parked on pavement, unless I had some support (they sell them, or you can make your own and carry in a pocket).
Sucks, but now you know.
 

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damn those gremlins..we should fry them with a magnifying glass and see how they like it :bandit
 

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I know a guy who had a pristine 87 GSXR 750. He parked his bike at a restaurant on a hot day and his bike fell over for the same reason...

He ended up suing the restaurant for having faulty asphalt and they paid to have his bike fixed...
 
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