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Portable center stand - "quick stand"

I was wondering if anyone here has any feedback on the following "quick stand" product:

http://www.motorcycleradar.com/quick_stand.htm

http://www.aerostich.com/quick-stand.html

I emailed the people at motorcycle radar and they confirmed it will work on the versys with spools, which i do have, 10mm in fact.

I am planning a x-country trip this summer, SF to NYC, on my 2011 Versys and having this stand would be really useful for lubing the chain, every night...

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Pretty neat. I do the same thing with 60 cents worth of 1 1/2" ABS, but it takes up more room than a pair of sunglasses and doesn't look near as classy. I say go for it.
The V can be a little tough to lift onto the stand, having another person helps, and don't forget to lock the front brake on.
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I got a nice stand from DiscountRamps.com for 50.00. It's called the all in one & comes with adaptors to lift both ends of the bike. Works great and only takes one person. Good luck.
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If you have a picture or after you get one, post a picture of it in place.
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I was wondering if anyone here has any feedback on the following "quick stand" product:

http://www.motorcycleradar.com/quick_stand.htm

http://www.aerostich.com/quick-stand.html

I emailed the people at motorcycle radar and they confirmed it will work on the versys with spools, which i do have, 10mm in fact.

I am planning a x-country trip this summer, SF to NYC, on my 2011 Versys and having this stand would be really useful for lubing the chain, every night...

cheers!

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Ditto! I assume since there are no photos or videos showing it under the bike or how easy it is to use, it is not.

I am still eyeballing the packjack.
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Ditto! I assume since there are no photos or videos showing it under the bike or how easy it is to use, it is not.

I am still eyeballing the packjack.
+1

I will be getting a packjack before my next "long ride."
Besides being simple and simple to use, I like it's size--looks like I could find a place to fit it under the seat so that it will always be with the bike.

Your ride plan sounds awesome! I've been meaning to do that one for a while...one of these years!


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I will be getting a packjack before my next "long ride."
Besides being simple and simple to use, I like it's size--looks like I could find a place to fit it under the seat so that it will always be with the bike.

Your ride plan sounds awesome! I've been meaning to do that one for a while...one of these years!

Weljo has mentioned if you buy a packjack, call them and get the "adjustable" version as the Versys sits a little higher.. They don't show it on the web page so don't order online..



If you get yours before me, post a few pics please!
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Pretty neat. I do the same thing with 60 cents worth of 1 1/2" ABS, but it takes up more room than a pair of sunglasses and doesn't look near as classy. I say go for it.
The V can be a little tough to lift onto the stand, having another person helps, and don't forget to lock the front brake on.
I'm with this guy, but I used 3/4" schedule 40 PVC pipe, with a v-notch cut in one end to fit on the spool and a rubber chair leg protector on the ground end. I think I have about $2 invested, works great and is much quicker/simpler to use than the stand for just chain maintainance. It fits nicely in my panniers, never ride without it.

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I have used one on my Versys (with spools) for over a year. I would recommend it. Yes, you can build one for yourself that is much cheaper, but this thing is well made and thought out -- lightweight, doesn't take up much space when all folded up into it's holder, and quick & easy to use.

I use it mostly to clean and lube the chain on longer trips, but it would come in handy to repair a flat if I needed to (also carry a flat repair kit with me). I'd be a little worried to remove the rear tire using this thing, especially on soft, uneven, or unlevel ground. Another thing to note is that it places extra strain on the kickstand, but the kickstand on the V is fairly hefty. (I would not use it on a Ducati Multistrada)

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Thumbs up Nice Piece!

I have the Quick Stand. Nice piece, but a little pricey. But overall I like the small size, compact, and usefulness of this item.

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I have the Quick Stand. Nice piece, but a little pricey. But overall I like the small size, compact, and usefulness of this item.
Can you please post photos of how it works? Does it take two people?

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