Finally getting back on the bike! I’m getting out to scout some more dirt roads and trails as I want to explore as much of my dirt road riding options in the Talladega National Forest!

Scouting, exploring and a Broken Kickstand on the TW200 - Yamaha TDUB Club

I met a few dead ends, a couple of dual sport riders out of Talladega and a BROKEN KICKSTAND Spring mechanism! First I attempt to make a loose enough zip-tie so I could stop at the gas station and set my stand down vs leaning my bike up against the pump.

Knipex Pliers - Scouting, exploring and a Broken Kickstand on the TW200 - Yamaha TDUB Club

I put my Knipex Pliers to use and put a little bend in the plate to increase the spring-tension! The post that holds the spring plate has or had a head that held the plate on. As soon as I pushed my kickstand down, it popped and broke off. Now with the spring not attached, the kickstand will need to be “held-up!” But with the kickstand strapped up, the TW200 is more like a dirt bike now as they do not have kickstands. Oh well, carry on!

Scouting, exploring and a Broken Kickstand on the TW200 - Yamaha TDUB Club

Now I know the other use of the CycleRacks rear rack – TREE STAND!

Reminds me that I may need to re-visit and refresh my
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