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How can I service my bike without a centre stand??

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by powinc, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. How can I service my bike without a centre stand??

    How can I easily get the wheels off the ground to lube the chain & check the brake pads?


     
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  2. One word: Milk-Crate. (maybe two, not sure about the hyphen....)

    I Reckon you can work out where to find one :wink:
     
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  3. Pop in to a spanner night, I'll show ya!
     
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  4. Buy a Paddock Stand, or two, if you want to lift the front as well as the rear.
     
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  5. I use a car scissor jack under the swing arm.

    Lean bike onto jack under right side of bike, put a piece of wood under the side-stand, jack up right side just enough to get the rear off the ground, solid as a rock.

    Takes me about 2 minutes now but I've done it a few times.
     
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  6. i found a pair of jack stands, one under the each fork along side the wheel does a good job of keeping it up and balanced. same for the rear, just put them under the swing-arm.

    i'd recomend a race stand though, they're cheap and make life VERY easy. you can always use the jack stands on the front still.
     
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  7. If you don't like those options you can also use tie downs attached to your subfame/pillion pegs and hoist it up to your shed rafters or the like.
     
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  8. I just pick mine up off the ground with one hand and do all the other stuff with the other hand :LOL:.
     
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  9. real men lift it with the old fella and use two hands
     
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  11. Two Hands? Two hands are for beginners.
     
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  12. Try a bit harder.
     
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  13. gee,thats helpful. :roll:
     
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  14. just buy a paddock stand,mate.
    you can get them for about 80 bux.
    to check the brakepads you can just use a little mirror to look under..
     
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