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Michael, I've already developed a better solution, one that's much less expensive and quicker to implement than a tow bar.

It also doesn't require that the operator need to learn new skills. This is a great advantage to large companies since it relieves them of the need to retrain their whole work force.

It comes as a package of four specially designed flip-flop positioning pins. They're crafted of aluminum which substantially reduces the performance loss that would occur because of the substantial weight penalty of a proper tow bar. Clearly, because of the size difference, the performance loss secondary to airflow drag is also much less than with a tow bar.

Notice in the photo below that our system provides four positioning pins instead of the three-pin systems used by others. Although one could make a point that the three pin system carries the advantage of 25% less weight than our four-pin system, we've found that the additional security of provided by a four-pin pattern easily compensates for the additional weight. Operator safety is a major concern of ours!

We've found that it takes the average operator less than two minutes to convert from dry weather flip-flop pushing to our wet weather system. He simply needs to pull over, pull the pins from the easily carried carrying tube and then insert the pins into his flip-flop.

The only instruction needed is to teach the operator which way the pins need to point. Although errors have been made, the pain of the sharp end of the pin penetration the sole of the foot quickly reminds the operator that a correction needs to be made.

The pins are available in several lengths to account for the varied thickness of flip-flops.

The fact that the operator can quickly choose different pin insertion patterns for each individual muffler opening makes it an easy system to stock. Having different SKU codes for each different motorcycle model would be cost prohibitive for the average Thai retailer.
 

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Michael, I can't help you if you so quickly dismiss a quiet elegant solution.

Flip-flops slipping off the end of the silencer when you're pushing in the wet? Stick four tacks through it in a pattern that will lock you to the opening on the silencer and you're golden!

You'd rather spend big bucks on a custom two bar that will suck performance from your bike? I'm dissappointed.
 

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Well, the bare foot idea certainly isn't going to be to the best solution for most!

I think we need to keep in mind that it's author, Aufitt, lives in Australia where Aboriginal people still live. Those guys never wear shoes and probably have feet tougher than Vibram soles.

He might not know that the feet of normal people are much more sensitive.
 
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