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Wheel Jockey

Last year I did a 7200km tour in Europe. Oiling the chain was a pain in the ass without a center stand. I did find a way to balance the bike on me, turn the wheel and spray but it wasn't easy and I bet I looked funny.

So a guy from the greek kawasaki forum found this:

http://www.wheeljockey.com/

A bit pricey but looks like it will last forever and it's rather compact.
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Nice, bet one could fab one up for cheap.
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True, if I had the means I'd go for it. Although I need a bike to use it and my V was destroyed.
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Oh no! what happened?
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http://www.wheeljockey.com/

A bit pricey but looks like it will last forever and it's rather compact.
Agreed. For a long distance tourer, that looks Awesome! Drop it in with your maintenance gear and Zooom!
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True, if I had the means I'd go for it. Although I need a bike to use it and my V was destroyed.
Sorry to hear that. Trust you all is well with you.

Anyway what happen to the V.
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Had an accident at December, was a rather strong hit. A car violated a stop sign and I hit it sideways. I broke my wrist and the V had the frame bent beyond repair.

Gonna be a while until I'm done with the insurance companies so I'll probably get a small enduro for the time being. I was really close on getting another V, but had some cash problems.

Cheers!
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Dang Qspec, that is rough! At least you are alright and still able to ride though. I'm sure you'll be back on a V in no time.

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... or you can buy the Harbor Freight version for about $27.

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-98800.html
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... or you can buy the Harbor Freight version for about $27.

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-98800.html
12" L x 9 1/16" (Harbor Freight)
4.5" L x 4.0" (Wheel Jockey)

For home use, I use my Pit Bull. For the road, I would prefer the smaller rollers of the wheel jockey. Cant imagine lugging the Harbor Freight rollers all over the country.
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Rather than lug ANYTHING with wheels, get a piece of wood (hockey stick's a good starter...) the right length, and use it under the right side of the swingarm. For the KLR mine is 15 3/4". Just in process of making one from an old crutch.

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Seems like a nifty gadget. But when you're touring and need to oil the chain, don't you just use the roll the bike down the road method? It's more of a pain but it only takes a couple minutes.....
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