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post #1 of 8 Old 11-14-2006, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Center stand, Lift or Both

DL650K6 here.... Trying to figure out the best option for me to do my regular maintenance (lube, oil changes, etc).

Would the center stand be enough, or do you suggest I use a lift?

Any reason to get both?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-14-2006, 07:22 PM
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Centre stand is good so you can lube the chain when you're away from home.

Lifts are up to you. They can make it easier to have both ends of the bike in the air at once.

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Here's how I lift mine, no heavy wrenching, just clean wheels and lube/clean chain. Re-bar and 2 by blocks.



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I had one of those for a cruiser I used to ride. I never felt the lift was very secure fore and aft. Crank on the rear axle nut or something and the bike will come off the lift.

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Forgot to mention. Check the oil level in the hydraulic cylinder. I put my bike up to the highest possible position and set the lock. Came back the next day and the cylinder wouldn't lift the bike enough to take the lock off. I had to remove the cylinder from the jack, with my bike on it, top up the hydraulic oil and re-install the cylinder in the lift. :twisted:

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I had one of those for a cruiser I used to ride. I never felt the lift was very secure fore and aft. Crank on the rear axle nut or something and the bike will come off the lift.
That's why I said "no heavy wrenching".
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DL650K6 here.... Trying to figure out the best option for me to do my regular maintenance (lube, oil changes, etc).

Would the center stand be enough, or do you suggest I use a lift?

Any reason to get both?
Centerstand works just fine! It's hard to take a lift on the road with Ya! If you have a flat/puncture or need to do a chain adjustment far from home... Centerstand!

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Djb383, remember, that was " HEAVY " wrenching. lol.

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