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Lube your chain W/O a center stand

I just came across this product. Extremely simple, extremely effective:

http://www.wheeljockey.com


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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 11:50 AM
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Looks nice!
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That's a great idea. Any idea on weight and price?

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That's a great idea. Any idea on weight and price?
Their website says 4"x4.5" (I guess it's two dimensional ) and no weight.
Price is $54.
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 02:51 PM
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I just use a stick.
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Would this item be dangerous to use if the wheel was wet?
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 05:05 PM
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I've always just done the "lube, roll, lube roll, lube, roll, lube roll" method. Or used my $30 swingarm stand from Harbor Freight....
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I bought one from harbour freight..cost about $20
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 05:29 PM
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The one advantage of this over a swingarm is size obviously. Can easily take this gizmo on the road. However if I am ever on the road long enough that I feel the need to lubricate I would use the lube, roll method over dropping $50.
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 06:29 PM
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I just use a stick.
X2. The cheapest, smallest, and easiest method I've found. And it's not just for lubing chains. I also carry it along with a tire plug kit in case I get a flat along the way. If you do this, two critical things to do first. 1) Turn and lock the handlebars all the way to the left. 2) use some rope or string to hold your front brake lever in, keeping the front wheel from turning.

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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 07:21 PM
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Nice product! But too pricey!!!

I just do the lube roll, lube roll method...

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I just use a stick.
Cuff, I use something similar. Electricians pipe. 1/2" EMT than I cut it in half and use a set screw coupling. Take it on the road with me.
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 05:06 AM
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I always just picked the right side with a ratchet strap hooked under the right side of the seat, attached to the overhead beam in the ceiling, until my wheel was an inch offf the ground. Easy and stable on the front tire and kickstand.

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The one advantage of this over a swingarm is size obviously. Can easily take this gizmo on the road. However if I am ever on the road long enough that I feel the need to lubricate I would use the lube, roll method over dropping $50.
Buy a quick stand for the road,it folds to a pouch thats 6 inches long by 2 inches wide by 3/4 thick and weighs OUNCES. It works better than anything else I have tried and is Long road trip proven
At home I have a set of Pit bull's that are for multi use and a SS pitbull,basicly I'll never need new stands for the rest of my life

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post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-31-2009, 05:10 PM
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They are $30 at my local Harbor Freight tools.



http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=98800
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X2. The cheapest, smallest, and easiest method I've found. And it's not just for lubing chains. I also carry it along with a tire plug kit in case I get a flat along the way. If you do this, two critical things to do first. 1) Turn and lock the handlebars all the way to the left. 2) use some rope or string to hold your front brake lever in, keeping the front wheel from turning.
You are correct about locking up the front wheel when on an incline for sure. For applying the front brakes I use the wrist strap from my gloves. No need for a special tool or strap, also, if you get mad at a cager you don't mind throwing your "stick".

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post #17 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 05:10 PM
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I'd be interested in a review. It's an interesting device.
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I'd be interested in a review. It's an interesting device.
Ok ...........it works just as good as a stick does , but it cost 50 bucks .

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Ok ...........it works just as good as a stick does , but it cost 50 bucks .

Again, THAT is funny right there!!!






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post #20 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 12:49 PM
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Where can you buy a quick stand?
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