Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
At the time when the center stand was being produced, I thought it something I would need. As it turns out, I can raise the rear wheel or the front wheel, in seconds, with the same prop stand. Front wheel uses the throttle side, axle hole with a 1/2 inch bolt and washer and prop stand, allows me to check tire for any damage.
For lubing the chain, I have a pit stand available but never use it, as the prop stand is faster and more secure, I know some are going to question this. The prop stand raises the right side of the bike at the rear, the side stand and front wheel are in contact with the ground. The pit stand is a non bobbin style that goes under the swing arm, I have had it slip, also you need to be at the rear of the bike to raise or lower. I have had some close calls were the bike started to go over, opposite of the side stand, hard to stop when you are at the rear.
With the prop stand, the worst that can happen is the rear tire contacts the ground, if it comes out.