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I've been searching for a very small handlebar bag or some other way to stow my side stand puck. There are times when a puck is needed under the side stand foot, as when parking on fresh asphalt on a very hot summer day, or when parking on grass or pea gravel or dirt or other rather soft ground. Since my puck doesn't fit in the storage boxes up front, and I really don't see using a tank bag on this bike, I've been looking for alternatives.

Anyone know where I can find a bar bag smaller than 2" thick? What I find so far is over that (smallest so far is 7.5" x 4" x 2.5") and would block the view of the speedo and tach. If mounted behind the bars it just won't fit. I could mount on top the CTX logo over the bar clamp but I don't want to block that (picky, I know).

Anyway, I did find a good temporary location... In the lid of the gas filler compartment. My side stand puck just fits in the gas cap holder in the lid (I haven't been using it for the gas cap anyway) and as long as the gas cap is turned "just so" it fits fine there. Only thing is that I have to reach down to the side with the key to open it. Doable, but not so convenient. Will post a pic soon.
 

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In the adventure bike world I've seen metal plates welded onto sidestand feet to enlarge them. Any chance you think of this working on the heavier CTX?
 

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Thought of that but don't really have easy means of welding (I won't spend the cash for that) and there really isn't a bolt on option that I've found yet. Then there's the problem of shaping the plate right so it misses the exhaust chrome, the foot of the stand does sit a bit close when it's up. This puck is what I've used for my last 3 bikes and it's worked really well for me... other than finding a place to stow it on this bike that I can get to without climbing off the bike to get in the saddlebags.
 

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Your puck is thin enough that I'd be tempted to try keeping it in a small storage bag that would live in one of my jacket pockets.
 

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That was another idea but wanted it on the bike. We'll see if I keep it here of if it ends up in my pocket.
 

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I've got one of these. Fits in my jacket pocket, which is where it goes when the weather gets hot. Otherwise it's in the tool bag.

 

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BUMP: Sorry to bump an older thread but didn't think it worth starting new one. I've been searching the web with no luck, to see if anyone makes a larger foot for the side stand, odd, because this side stand foot is dod-gy and desperately needs one, anyways thought I would ask maybe a stupid question regarding the puck... Once you lay your puck down and park the side stand on it, how do you pick the puck up when your done?

And now another question comes to mind, does anyoneknow if this side stand foot is the same as any other bikes ie ST1300.. Might try to search for a bolt on foot for that..

May your lid never skid!
 

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@Ostrayan CTX ...
See photo in my post 2 above. I use a brightly colored cord on my puck. There is a loop in the end of it that I put on my left grip to remind me it's there and needs to be retrieved before I ride off. This is a very common thing (the cord) with most riders I've gone around with.

To answer the second question... Yes this is the same kind of side stand as on the ST1300, ST1100 (what I had), even the Burgman 650 and my old Gold Wing. I was able to bolt on a round plate with a flat side to clear the muffler on my GL1500 that was designed to fit on that side stand. Not so with the Burgman or ST1100. Been looking for similar for the CTX but not sure the same item would work since the clearance to the muffler cover is much less when the side stand is up. The Gold Wing and ST groups I have been riding with the last 15 years all use a puck of some kind with just a few who had the bolt on option (none of the ST guys that I remember).
 

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Handlebar fork bags

Bob, JP Cycles has several handlebar, fork bags that look like what you may be looking for? Hope this helps you've been such a help for me! Mark
 

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@Ostrayan CTX ...
See photo in my post 2 above. I use a brightly colored cord on my puck. There is a loop in the end of it that I put on my left grip to remind me it's there and needs to be retrieved before I ride off. This is a very common thing (the cord) with most riders I've gone around with.

To answer the second question... Yes this is the same kind of side stand as on the ST1300, ST1100 (what I had), even the Burgman 650 and my old Gold Wing. I was able to bolt on a round plate with a flat side to clear the muffler on my GL1500 that was designed to fit on that side stand. Not so with the Burgman or ST1100. Been looking for similar for the CTX but not sure the same item would work since the clearance to the muffler cover is much less when the side stand is up. The Gold Wing and ST groups I have been riding with the last 15 years all use a puck of some kind with just a few who had the bolt on option (none of the ST guys that I remember).

OK sorry folks, my bad!! I admit I skimmed through this post but there is too much info on this forum, info overload... Serves me right, I'm reading too many posts in one go and getting to the point of being interested in a topic but skimming through it quickly.... The answers were here... sorry :(
 
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