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|MOTORCYCLE COASTERS® SUPPLY CHAIN STATEMENT|
Motorcycle Coasters® are made in the U.S.A. To some businesses that buy our product, this is an important aspect. They prefer to buy products made in the United States and some specifically will not buy anything made in China. Even if it were not for our customers’ preference of American made vs. Chinese made side stand supports, we would still manufacture them here in the United States. We feel it is important to help keep people employed here, and have no intention of supporting an economy half a world away. Because of that, and because we choose to maintain the utmost quality control over our product, Motorcycle Coasters® are now and always will be made entirely in America, from the raw materials to the finished, printed product, and even the boxes we ship them in to customers.
Motorcycle Coasters® stock
Plastic Designs, Inc. in Paxton, Illinois (10 miles from our location) produces the blank stock for Motorcycle Coasters®.
Plastic Designs, Inc.
The colorant that goes into the plastic comes from Techmer PM, owned by TPM Holdings LP, in Los Angeles, California.
We use Mico Industries in Evansville, Indiana.
We ship Motorcycle Coasters® in custom imprinted boxes we buy from Brown & Pratt in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Brown & Pratt
Printing Motorcycle Coasters® and other services
At our facility in Rantoul, Illinois, we hire friends, neighbors, and family members as employees or subcontractors for printing, marketing, web design, social media, IT services, accounting services, facility maintenance, etc.
|Additional Information about Motorcycle Coasters®|
The Motorcycle Coaster® motorcycle kickstand pad is sometimes referred to as a kickstand pad, kickstand plate, kickstand support, side stand pad, side stand support, or puck.
The Motorcycle Coaster®, also sometimes referred
to as a kickstand foot or
motorcycle kickstand disc ,
,is a motorcycle kickstand support aide for soft surfaces and is specifically designed for imprinting your custom message. In addition to their intended use as a kickstand support pad, Motorcycle Coasters® are often used as drink coasters on desks, work benches and bars.
The Motorcycle Coaster® is a 4" diameter, decagon ABS plastic kickstand support pad, one quarter inch thick with a ribbed back. ABS plastic is non-conductive with limited abrasion and is durable as a standard motorcycle fairing. The Motorcycle Coaster® easily stores in fairing and clothing.
Examples of custom imprinted, personalized
Motorcycle Coasters® are seen at events all around the country, such as
Bike Week in Daytona, Laconia, Sturgis and many more/
Examples of custom imprinted, personalized Motorcycle Coasters® are seen at events all around the country, such as Bike Week in Daytona, Laconia, Sturgis and many more/
Read more about the Motorcycle Coaster® below.
Read more about the Motorcycle Coaster® below.
|Create a Collectible!|
Our low minimum quantity economically allows for the creation of a unique keepsake for your memorial ride, charity ride, rally, wedding, anniversary, graduation or any special event.
They are inexpensive enough to use as giveaways for a motorcycle/motorsports dealership, motorcycle club, insurance agency, accessory boutique, repair shop, community visitor's bureau, attorney's office, Rider Safety Program, etc.
Shouldn't your motorcycle friendly business or organization offer your own custom imprinted Motorcycle Coasters®?
|Motorcycle Coasters®: History of an American product|
In 1994, Crown Advertising (CrownAdv.com) began promoting a motorcycle side stand support as part of the company’s ad products line, which focused on serving the motorcycling community. The original side stand support was called the Sure Stand. It was simply a round, very durable plastic disc, meant to be custom printed.
The product was a hit, and sales were good. But, something started happening. When customers called to order the Sure Stand, they would refer to the product as a “motorcycle coaster” or simply a “coaster.” Even though Crown Advertising was diligent at marketing the Sure Stand brand name, the public simply did not agree with what the product should be called. Perhaps owing to the Sure Stand’s round shape, the product’s nickname “motorcycle coaster” was a phenomenon that was catching on with the company’s customers.
By 1999, two things were being considered regarding the Sure Stand: brand name and product design (shape). It was decided, to mark the beginning of the new millennium, that important changes would be implemented.
The owner of Crown Advertising, Jack Briere, had become known as “Jack the Coaster Guy” while selling “motorcycle coasters,” despite his reluctance to accept the product’s nickname and his nickname that came along with it. In 2000, after six years of trying to convince customers to call the printed motorcycle side stand support by the brand name Sure Stand, Jack the Coaster Guy (he still uses the nickname today) decided to go along with the tide of public opinion and officially renamed it the Motorcycle Coaster®.
The other major change to the Sure Stand was its shape. Jack wanted something to make the Motorcycle Coaster® stand out…something other than the “plain, ordinary circle.” And, the idea of the decagon (ten-sided) shape was born. Jack felt the decagon would make the Motorcycle Coaster® distinctive. He was right. Over the years, the decagon shape has indeed become a recognizable element of the Motorcycle Coaster®.
With the new changes in place, also in 2000 a logo was created and the websites MotorcycleCoaster.com and MotorcycleCoasters.com were launched, and a whole division unto itself began at Crown Advertising.
Today, 23 years after the introduction of Motorcycle Coasters®, they are shipped all over the world to a vast variety of businesses, and the brand name is stronger than ever.
|Motorcycle Coasters®: FAQs|
How much weight will a Motorcycle Coaster® support?
That we know of, it will support 1,000 pounds (453.6 kg).
Will it support a motorcycle on sand?
Yes. In gerneral, the Motorcycle Coaster® will support a motorcycle on any soft surface.
How many colors is the Motorcycle Coaster® made in?
Ten colors: Black, Blue, Light Blue, Lime, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Are Motorcycle Coasters® available in small quantities, unprinted?
Yes, to purchase a quantity as small as a single Motorcycle Coaster® up to 100 Motorcycle Coasters®, with free shipping on all orders, visit us on eBay.
For quantities of at least 50 Motorcycle Coasters®, purchase them at our Blank Stock and "Seconds" page (shipping is additional).
Are Motorcycle Coasters® "Seconds" safe?
Yes. They are the same durable kickstand pad as all our Motorcycle Coaster® stock. The only issue with "Seconds" are cosmetic flaws (issues with the coloring of the plastic).
How long will a Motorcycle Coaster® last?
We don't know, but possibly forever. What we do know is that people are still using Motorcycle Coasters® that were purchased in 2000, when we first started producing them.
Will Motorcycle Coasters® always be made in the U.S.A.?
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Revised February 3, 2023