Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Northern New Jersey
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Originally Posted by ESE_VERSYS2013
I was farkling my bike last weekend, and tried to put the rear wheel on the stand, but was nervous that it might tip over on its side. I used to do it on my first bike, though a much smaller one (tu250x) and about 150 lbs lighter.
I could spray and move the bike every 1 ft and spray again, but it's such a pain with these old knees.
I am thinking of putting a brick under the side stand so that the bike is upright and then slide the rear stand under the swingarm spools.
Best tip I ever got was the one you already said.. Either a brick or some spare pieces of wood underneath the kick stand to make it ALMOST straight up. Then you can easily align both spools in the holster before lifting it up.
If your looking for a rear stand that won't break the bank, look at the harbor freight stand. It was really cheap but does the job perfectly every time for me and very simple to use.
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