I've been looking for a portable alternative to the center stand. Something compact and lightweight that I can store under the seat. Nothing heavy duty, just a "in case of emergency" stand that I can use if I'm on a ride and have a problem that needs the rear wheel raised for repair, chain lubing or possible removal.
I've found a few alternatives but nothing that really looks like what I want. They're either designed for spools only or they're a little expensive.
I'm not a good fabricator or I'd make my own. I guess if I was in a bind I could always look for an appropriate piece of wood on the road or something similar.
I was wondering if anyone had seen any other alternatives to what I've already found.
Here's what I got so far...
PackJack - Home
- Small & affordable but requires either swingarm spools, which I don't have, or using the axle nut, which prevents removal of the wheel.
Portable Motorcycle Jack - Honda Hornet 599 919 CB600F: eBay Motors (item 380278756343 end time Oct-20-10 12:49:45 PDT)
- another good option but $75 is a little steep for me.
Tour Prop Motorcycle Stand
- another good option and is affordable but they don't really tell you much about it. Seems like you set it in place and adjust the center piece like a turnbuckle. Looking at the pictures I'm not sure about it. I'll have to ask them how it works.
- another affordable option but again, designed for spools only.
I know there's a lot of creative thinkers here so thanks for any ideas.