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I was out in the garage and decided I would spray my chain. Looked for the prop for the rear peg so the tire would rotate and noticed my jack stands sitting there. Sooo, I set one under the rider peg hinge and pulled it up to just under it, locked it in place and then set my hydraulic floor jack under the other rider peg hinge; jacked it up until axle is level. Rear tire is half inch of the floor and the bike is super steady. Takes a lot less time than it did to type this and bet most of us have these items on hand; if not, the lot costs less than a track stand and is just as handy. Pretty sure I am not the first to do this but have not seen mention here or other forums so thought it worthy of a post!!

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Nice. The V is my first "street" bike so I wasn't real excited about buying another stand.
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very nice! Its been mentioned to lift the bike from one peg onto the side stand but I like your approach. Now I'm really going to get after measuring that shock spring
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I was out in the garage and decided I would spray my chain. Looked for the prop for the rear peg so the tire would rotate and noticed my jack stands sitting there. Sooo, I set one under the rider peg hinge and pulled it up to just under it, locked it in place and then set my hydraulic floor jack under the other rider peg hinge; jacked it up until axle is level. Rear tire is half inch of the floor and the bike is super steady. Takes a lot less time than it did to type this and bet most of us have these items on hand; if not, the lot costs less than a track stand and is just as handy. Pretty sure I am not the first to do this but have not seen mention here or other forums so thought it worthy of a post!!

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So help me understand this.. You put the jackstand under the driver front foot peg? I never thought of this. Any concern of that much weight being on the foot pegs or is that ok

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This has been discussed in previous threads, however this is a different version, no assembly required. Less than 1 minute to raise or lower the back wheel.This is 1 1/2 inch aluminum tubing, notched out for the spool, and a slot for the tywrap to insert and hold in place while raising or lowering.
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So help me understand this.. You put the jackstand under the driver front foot peg? I never thought of this. Any concern of that much weight being on the foot pegs or is that ok
I am sure the (rider) peg hinges are more than strong enough to lift the bike and, unlike the "kickstand prop" method the bike winds up straight up as opposed to an exaggerated lean. The result is a much more stable position in my opinion; plus you can see the chain better (or anything else on the left side). I have a "prop" stick I made but doubt I will ever use it in the garage again. The prop is still a handy tool to take on the road with you. I looked for another jacking point on the left side so I could use a second jack stand under that side peg hinge but did not see an obvious alternative unless the passenger peg might work?? Dunno, does not look as sturdy to me ??
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Jack in front foot peg and the tube at the opposite back end. Dont look good on the CG balance, Just my thoughts , but if it works
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