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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-11-2014, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow DIY Mini Stand

Just made a little, mini stand that lets me easily lube and adjust the chain. Also good for cleaning up the back wheel. You can fold it up and take it along if you wish. Cost was next to nothing and it works quite well. Takes less than a half hour to build.

I can do a "How To" if there is interest. Take a look.

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I would like to see what you came up with
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I wanna see PICS!!!

I just got a rear stand from harbor freight, $30. I have the motorcycle lift I got from sears that worked with my old Vulcan, but it's only for frame lifting. If I could do metalwork I would make up an adapter so I could lift the front too
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The day I thought about this particular project I was lazy.
Spent money instead of brain cells & bought a PacJack.
Nice little gizmo you made.
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Very cool. Not nearly as expensive as a padjack!

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Made mine out of an unused crutch, and a piece of velcro to hold the front brake on. Last weekend I saw a pair of crutches at a 'garage sale' - FREE. So-o-o... pretty cheap!
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Anyone make one?

Have any of you made one yet? I'm curious to know if making one with the measurements I listed originally will work for a stock height bike with unmodified kickstand. I expect it will be okay.

Any comments?

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Made mine out of an unused crutch, and a piece of velcro to hold the front brake on. Last weekend I saw a pair of crutches at a 'garage sale' - FREE. So-o-o... pretty cheap!
muy cool!
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I might try to make that today. I just did some quick measurements and it looks like mine will need to be around 13.5 to 14 inches long total. I don't want it to be too long so I better start with 13.5 inches and see if that gets it off the ground.
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Well I have all the materials to make it, was hoping someone would come on and say what length works perfect for stock height (no adjustments to kickstand or lowering kits) I will guess the best I can but so far 14 inches looks like it will work, can always cut more off it is too long.
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Brilliant!
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Anyone have a link for the portable mini stand that was made from two pieces of wood hinged together? I saw it once several months ago but have since been unable to find it. I need the measurements.

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Look in How To Forum, S for stand, two active threads.
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Anyone have a link for the portable mini stand that was made from two pieces of wood hinged together? I saw it once several months ago but have since been unable to find it. I need the measurements.
Here you go:
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Post 6 has the measurements.

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Excellent info on the side jacks............I was wondering how I was going to lube the chain on long trips.

How difficult is it to use your crutch jack Eddie?
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Excellent info on the side jacks............I was wondering how I was going to lube the chain on long trips.

How difficult is it to use your crutch jack Eddie?
NOT at all: I 'lock' the front brakes w/ the two-sided-Velcro, then put my shoulder to the lower part of the seat, right-hand side, then lift putting the crutch under my spool (will also work, turned 90 degrees, under the swingarm).

To remove - lift again and remove the crutch, then BE SURE to remove the Velcro and put it around the crutch stand.


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For those interested there are about 8 to 10 variations of this in the How To Forum

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Awesome!

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Here's a pic of my crutch stand w/ a tape measure beside.



Don't miss the fact that you CAN lengthen it by pushing the chrome "pins" in and sliding it up. I keep two-sided Velcro tape around the top, for 'locking' the front brakes so the bike doesn't roll.

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