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Old 05-24-2013, 07:10 AM   #16
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If it's just for chain cleaning/lube, you could leave it on the sidestand. Tape or strap your front brake lever, then lean the bike up onto the side stand so the rear wheel is off the ground, then stick an appropriate length of 2x4 under the rear right side of swingarm to hold it up. Kind of a ghetto version of this:

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #17
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Harbor Freight is your friend:

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #18
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Harbor Freight is your friend:

http://www.harborfreight.com/automot...and-98800.html



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I have a unit something like that, that I "won" as a door prize at a MotoGP club event.

I tried several times to use it on my Hypermotard, but in rotating the rear wheel, the tire would tend to "walk" to either the outsude or inside edge; it was very difficult for me to get the rollers aligned so that didn't happen. I'd spend so much time trying to adjust the tire on the rollers, that I could have cleaned & lubed the chain twice in that time.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #19
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I have a unit something like that, that I "won" as a door prize at a MotoGP club event.

I tried several times to use it on my Hypermotard, but in rotating the rear wheel, the tire would tend to "walk" to either the outsude or inside edge; it was very difficult for me to get the rollers aligned so that didn't happen. I'd spend so much time trying to adjust the tire on the rollers, that I could have cleaned & lubed the chain twice in that time.
i got the same roller stand thing for christmas, ive found that if i slide it under the bike and roll forward onto it, i dont have issues with it walking to the side as i turn the tire. must be easier to line up or something.
however, when i do this, i straddle the bike and walk it forward, not sure if it would work as well if you stood next to it and pushed.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #20
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I screwed 2 eye hooks into the bottom of the garage wall, used 2 tie-downs to secure the bike, and then used my floor jack, I still use this technique on other bikes.

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Old 05-25-2013, 03:58 PM   #21
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^But will it work for a large bike?

Seriously, that's a great idea.
Please post it over at "Best Shop Tricks"
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252988
Everyone in the Garage should know about it!
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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I screwed 2 eye hooks into the bottom of the garage wall, used 2 tie-downs to secure the bike, and then used my floor jack, I still use this technique on other bikes.

Great idea. And all this time I was thinking of making a rectangular platform with pipes and dowels that would slide in each corner to keep it level with a small hyd jack in the middle for lift. Your idea certainly supersedes that trouble.
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #23
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No center stand on the Ulysses, no ATV jack. I do put a strap to hold the front brake though.



I then move it to the front.




As the op requested, scissor jack on the Mighty Tempter, plus the center stand.

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Old 05-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #24
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I use a bit different method when going from sidestand to paddock stand.

Standing on the right rear of the bike, I engage the stand on both spools, and get the paddock stand's left wheel touching the deck. Then, as I pull the bike vertical, I rotate the stand downward, keeping it on the spools, until both wheels of the stand are on the deck. At that point the bike is vertical, and I just push down on the stand's handle to pop the bike up onto the stand.

My reason for standing on the right rear of the bike is that I'm there if it over-rotates to the right side. The side stand will be my safety margin on the left side.
Yossarian-

I tried the right side this afternoon and it did indeed work better than the left.

Thanks for the suggestion.

I'm still considering a hf front wheel chock.

YMMV

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Old 05-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #25
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If you have the space a ATV Jack will let you get both wheels of the ground and make it easy to work on the bike and also pull for tire changes etc.

That is what I have been using for years with great success.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:34 AM   #26
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I use a bit different method when going from sidestand to paddock stand.

Standing on the right rear of the bike, I engage the stand on both spools, and get the paddock stand's left wheel touching the deck. Then, as I pull the bike vertical, I rotate the stand downward, keeping it on the spools, until both wheels of the stand are on the deck. At that point the bike is vertical, and I just push down on the stand's handle to pop the bike up onto the stand.

My reason for standing on the right rear of the bike is that I'm there if it over-rotates to the right side. The side stand will be my safety margin on the left side.
yossarian-

your method of standing on the right side continues to make getting my bike up on the pit bull easier.

many thanks.

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