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What do I need to g et my back wheel off the ground?

I just need to be able to lift the back wheel up to do chain maintenace. Looks like people have spools or sliders attached somewhere back there and use a little lift to do this? Any idea where I can get the spools cheap?
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You can get spools from almost every sportbike supply house. You need the 10mm ones. There are lots of rear stands. The cheapest is probably the one Harbor Freight sells: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=99701

Spools here: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=66926

I use a Woodcraft stand, but there are others.

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Yes the 10 MM will work for the spools.

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Barter a friend a cold beer to hold it up on the sidestand while you do your business back there. It's not really worth a good beer, though.
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I do it myself. Just engage the stand on the left side and slowly push down while guiding the right spool, and when they're both engaged, raise the bike.

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That's a good deal on American made spools. Wish I'd seen it before I bought similar Lockhart Phillips spools. BTW, I think they're too short to protect much in a slide, but should do a fine job as lift points.

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All you need is a stick. Of course I have a fancy painted black one with a yellow zip tie, but it's not required to get the rear off the ground. Any old stick will do.

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Just put the bike on its side stand and use a good floor jack under the muffler and jack it up enough to work on your chain. Done it that way for years on bikes without centerstands. The bike will balance on the floor jack, side stand and front wheel just fine.

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[QUOTE=cuff;39097]All you need is a stick. Of course I have a fancy painted black one with a yellow zip tie, but it's not required to get the rear off the ground. Any old stick will do.

+1 on the stick.

They sell a fancy one for about $50 (US), but any stick works. I put the bike on the side stand, turn and lock my front wheel, use some rope to tie the front brake lever closed (brake on), then lift the bike up onto the side stand and put the stick under the bike (like in photo). Takes all of 1 minute, works great, costs zip. If I need the bike more upright I'll put a jack stand under the right foot peg and use a pump jack under the left one to pick the bike up to where I want it.

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All you need is a stick. Of course I have a fancy painted black one with a yellow zip tie, but it's not required to get the rear off the ground. Any old stick will do.

+1 on the stick.

They sell a fancy one for about $50 (US), but any stick works. I put the bike on the side stand, turn and lock my front wheel, use some rope to tie the front brake lever closed (brake on), then lift the bike up onto the side stand and put the stick under the bike (like in photo). Takes all of 1 minute, works great, costs zip. If I need the bike more upright I'll put a jack stand under the right foot peg and use a pump jack under the left one to pick the bike up to where I want it.

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Wait 'til the bike falls over from using makeshift methods. It'll cost more than a proper stand would have.

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On the road I use a quickstand and at home I use a pitbull multistand,both require spools(10mm )
heres the quickstand site
http://www.motorcycleradar.com/quick_stand.htm

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Get going about 15 mph and grab a handful of front brake. That should get it off the ground.
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Get going about 15 mph and grab a handful of front brake. That should get it off the ground.

Any pics?? You know what they say, no pics, it didn't happen...






By the way, I added spools & use jack stands...



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Wait 'til the bike falls over from using makeshift methods. It'll cost more than a proper stand would have.
That's why you measure the stick first. For the shop it's a bike stand. Not really an option on a road trip. If by some chance the bike falls over I'll pick it up and keep on ridin'. Oh wait, been there done that.

btw, the fall wasn't from the stick.

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get going around 30km and hammer that front brake and hopefully that will get you do your stoppies

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oh stand that what you were meaning

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Wait 'til the bike falls over from using makeshift methods. It'll cost more than a proper stand would have.
Been doing it that way for 30 years, one hasnít fell over yet.

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Been doing it that way for 30 years, one hasnít fell over yet.
Hope your luck holds out. Harbor Freight stands are pretty inexpensive.

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