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Old 11-24-2003, 12:26 PM   #1
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I am an inveterant experimenter and having a quick and easy "kick stand" for the Segway is an ongoing challenge. It bugs me that my grandkids have bikes with 3 dollar kick stands that work great and nothing seems to be very simple or practical for our Segs. Right now I think Waynes option is the best. For an old guy like me (82) it looks like almost zero work to park.

I have tried several ideas that all work after a fashion. My latest experiment is kind of unusual. I figure something needs to hold the rig up when it wants to fall forward. I found a little two wheel aluminum golf club carrier at a yard sale, for a dollar! Took off the handle, which pivots on a sort of serrated thing and locks in any position very solidly. I mounted it on the power shaft using a split piece of PVC pipe fitting padded with a piece of water pipe insulation. It hinges to clamp over the shaft. I just deploy it by lossing the knurled nut and letting it swing forward and then relocking it.....it works great to support the Segway at a forward slope. It is not very pretty however!!

Does anyone else have any unique ideas we can try. I have tried them all, including throwing a wood block under the front battery! I even have a T shaped stand of wood that folds up and goes on my BC carrier, but it is kind of big and inconvenient. That permanently mounted one of Waynes is still the best..a no brainer to use.

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Old 11-24-2003, 04:32 PM   #2
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I think I understand your kick stand but a picture is worth a thousand words. Could you post a picture.

Why post on mobililty/disabled use forum.

I thought this would get a better response on the main board as many of them don't read these post.
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Old 11-24-2003, 05:26 PM   #3
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Well, two reasons. First I don't have the knowledge to put a picture on here. I can send stuff Email but thats my limit......second I am not very smart and thought I was putting this in a New Main Topic spot but I guess I did it wrong!! And on top of that I spelled two words wrong! Inveterate and loosening. Thats what happens at age 82! Sorry.... Murray

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I am an inveterant experimenter and having a quick and easy "kick stand" for the Segway is an ongoing challenge. It bugs me that my grandkids have bikes with 3 dollar kick stands that work great and nothing seems to be very simple or practical for our Segs. Right now I think Waynes option is the best. For an old guy like me (82) it looks like almost zero work to park.

I have tried several ideas that all work after a fashion. My latest experiment is kind of unusual. I figure something needs to hold the rig up when it wants to fall forward. I found a little two wheel aluminum golf club carrier at a yard sale, for a dollar! Took off the handle, which pivots on a sort of serrated thing and locks in any position very solidly. I mounted it on the power shaft using a split piece of PVC pipe fitting padded with a piece of water pipe insulation. It hinges to clamp over the shaft. I just deploy it by lossing the knurled nut and letting it swing forward and then relocking it.....it works great to support the Segway at a forward slope. It is not very pretty however!!

Does anyone else have any unique ideas we can try. I have tried them all, including throwing a wood block under the front battery! I even have a T shaped stand of wood that folds up and goes on my BC carrier, but it is kind of big and inconvenient. That permanently mounted one of Waynes is still the best..a no brainer to use.

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Old 02-01-2022, 12:29 PM   #4
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My Segway with a SEG SEAT (the short one like Jerry Kerr used to use) had a Battery Failure Emergency, 10 Second Shut Down, and I could not get Up and Off quick enough! It fell Backwards and I hit the concrete floor and hit my head.

I have recently been accepted by Segs4Vets for an ALLY and understand that IT has four rotating Security Legs which rotate down to touch a Flat Floor Surface. This Park and Sit is manually engaged so no power is required.

I wonder how that might work on an inclined ramp (going up or downslope) with no time to get to a Flat Surface?
ALLY BACK PROP ON 15 Degree DOWN SLOPE - Copy.gif

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