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2nd post - How to oil chain w/o center stand?

I'll be looking for advice on how to best oil the chain.
All my other bikes have had center stands, but I'm open to all good ideas.

Will be looking for recommendations on side cases soon too...
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I use my rear race stand to lift the back wheel off th ground.

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Buy your self a set of rear spools or bobbins M10x1.25 pitch bolt
and use a paddock or race stand as mentioned.
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Harbor frieght./princess auto have decent pit stands cheap. Spools are very cheap on eBay. You need a pit stand and spools to do any work on the bike
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race stands at home, pac-jack on the road.
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race stands at home, pac-jack on the road.
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I do this standing on the left side of the bike on a flat road. I put the bike in neutral, keep the kickstand down, then I grab the rear grab handle and stand the bike up straight. I then walk the bike slowly forward while spraying the chain. Yes I know the dangers of doing this, but it's quick and can be done at the gas station before a fill up if you don't want the extra weight in the gas tank.

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I have a rear stand, a pac jack, and a 2X4. The board is getting a lot of use since the rear wheel stays cleaner with the bike on the side stand. Just cut a 2X4 about half inch too long to fit between axel nut floor and use it in place of the pac jack. I would use the pac jack more but it is stuffed in my luggage in the basement.
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I'mwith the masses on rear stand. Or 2x4 method
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Harbor frieght./princess auto have decent pit stands cheap. Spools are very cheap on eBay. You need a pit stand and spools to do any work on the bike
You don't NEED it but it makes life alot easier

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Rear stand at home. For trips a length of 1" box aluminum that props the right side up using a swingarm spool.
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or use an auto oiler and never worry about it again (except the ocassional wipe down to remove any grime build up.
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At home I put it on the stand, start the bike and put it in gear and then spray as the chain goes by....... On the road, I just spray -n- roll -n- spray -n- roll.

No matter where you go - there you are.
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race stands at home, pac-jack on the road.
I use a cut-down old crutch on the road...



and a piece of two-sided Velcro to lock the front brake...



then stick the crutch under the right-side spool...



and spray WD40 in onto the inside-lower run, turn the wheel a bit, spray, etc, till it's all wet. Then spin the rear wheel three times w/ my foot, then wipe excess off the chain; lift bike a bit to remove the crutch-stand AND then the Velcro OFF the front lever. DONE!

At home - a rear stand, and ALWAYS done on a hot chain when I return from a ride.


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At home I put it on the stand, start the bike and put it in gear and then spray as the chain goes by.......
Please take video
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Please take video
That's not a normal way to wax the chain?

Why would I manually move the wheel when I payed for a motor? I could have had your vid if you requested last night.
Just make sure you put some cardboard on the ground to collect the fling.

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Great ideas to work with. I'm curious about the auto-oiler idea too. I'll look into that.
Thanks!
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Excellent pics and explanations! Thanks!
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