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Tommy Jack rear wheel stand

Has anyone tried one of these Tommy Jack rear wheel stands? They are designed to be folded and 15" long making them portable. Sounds like a great idea for lubing the chain while touring. It's not designed to remove the rear wheel. They retail for Approximately $59 with shipping I'm sure as an added cost? Protability and chain lube capability at home or on the road sounds like a good investment? Essentially they utilize the existing sidestand and front wheel with the Tommy Jack providing the third leg for support. It slides under the swing arm and you simply put a lever down and it raises the rear wheel off the ground sufficeintly so you can rotate the chain. It's manufactured in England and reportedly of very high quality. I'm ready to purchase one, but wanted to see what you guys think...thanks John
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This is another version of portable jack-packjack.

http://www.motorcyclemerchandise.net...stand-packjack.

Really handy on tours , chain lube/puncture work.

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I made my own. About $10 in parts from Lowes.
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This is another version of portable jack-packjack.

http://www.motorcyclemerchandise.net...stand-packjack.

Really handy on tours , chain lube/puncture work.

Thanks for the link. just ordered. had to have it alot easier than putting the bike on a stand to lube the chain.

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Thanks for the link. just ordered. had to have it alot easier than putting the bike on a stand to lube the chain.
Welcome and post a review once you have it working. Might go your way or make one-DIY.

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I have one of these. It works very well for the Versys.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380877

I picked it up as he only lives 15 miles from me. $20
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I made my own. About $10 in parts from Lowes.
That looks like my style of DIY stands, simple and sweet! I'll have to build me one of those soon as I've got a bike to balance on it!!
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Here's an older thread with some similar ideas:
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=1926

Here's my version from the thread that allows lifting of the front or rear (it's my only "stand").
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...1&postcount=23
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Thanks for the input. I like the DIY version which is also adjustable; good job! I ordered a PackJack which is similar; they now offer an adjustable model which has been very successful with Versys owners. I'll provide my impressions once I receive mine...John
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Ordered the packjack yesterday and received an very nice e-mail today from greg and also making sure i chose the right model. Seem like outstanding folks to do business with.

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Has anyone tried one of these Tommy Jack rear wheel stands? They are designed to be folded and 15" long making them portable. Sounds like a great idea for lubing the chain while touring. It's not designed to remove the rear wheel. They retail for Approximately $59 with shipping I'm sure as an added cost?
I could find better things to spend $60 on for the bike, like putting that money towards a good rear wheel stand for your maintenance needs at home. When you're out touring is it really that big of a deal to just roll and lube? Unless you're cleaning the chain with a toothbrush and then lubing it every time.....
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I could find better things to spend $60 on for the bike, like putting that money towards a good rear wheel stand for your maintenance needs at home. When you're out touring is it really that big of a deal to just roll and lube? Unless you're cleaning the chain with a toothbrush and then lubing it every time.....
To some 60 bucks seem expensive to others thats just a tip for lunch.

Have a good rearstand but will use the packjack more. easier to use for chain maintenance

To me the roll and lube is a pain.

theres alot of over the 40 crowd here that will prefer this. much easier than messing with a rear stand

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To some 60 bucks seem expensive to others thats just a tip for lunch.

Have a good rearstand but will use the packjack more. easier to use for chain maintenance

To me the roll and lube is a pain.

theres alot of over the 40 crowd here that will prefer this. much easier than messing with a rear stand

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This 2 tools looks simple and well made.


My dealer friend showed me his jac stand.

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