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post #1 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Somewhere I saw a device that lifts the rear wheel making chain lube easier. Does anyone know from where it comes ?
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 05:26 PM
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A centre stand does a nice job of that.

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Originally Posted by StromTech View Post
A centre stand does a nice job of that.
+1 I made sure it was included on my Wee BEFORE it rolled out the dealer's door :rolleyes:

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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+ another 1 on the center stand. You really can't beat one-it doesn't take up any storage space, and is useful if you forget your kickstand pad (like me) and park on a soft area! Cheers-BB

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 08:17 PM
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Are you thinking of something like this?

I made this to use on my KLR. Motion Pro makes one for sale called a "Quick Jack". I found it very handy and plenty stable to change tires, lube the chain, etc. It can also be used to lift the front wheel off the ground for repairing flats on the front as well. Just place it under the foot peg instead of the swingarm. There never seems to be that perfect stick around when you need it and this fits easily in a topcase.
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 08:18 PM
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I agree with everyone else who says get a centerstand. But, if you really want to go cheap, here is one option:

or one of these:


2008 DL1000, Two Brothers, PCV, etc., etc.
2008 GSX1340R Hayabusa, Velocity Racing Turbo, boost controller, water injected
2002 CBR600F4i
2008 GSX-R600, Akrapovic full Ti, PCV w/AutoTune
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-20-2009, 08:21 PM
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If you decide against a center stand, google "paddock stand" and you'll get many options.

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