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post #1 of 18 Old 07-08-2012, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone want to part with their Phobman or 919 Honda/Motech?

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Too pricey? Twisted Throttle SW Motech Center Stand

This stand works great and Twisted Throttle is an awesome company to support. I'll send you the installation tool if you want/need it, PM me.

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Thanks, but more than what I want to spend on it. I don't need it to be an on-bike, although that would be nice for the rain season and chain maintenance. Looking for used or a Phobman. Otherwise I can do the same with 2 stands a piece of rebar

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Thanks, but more than what I want to spend on it. I don't need it to be an on-bike, although that would be nice for the rain season and chain maintenance. Looking for used or a Phobman. Otherwise I can do the same with 2 stands a piece of rebar
Understood, I went a year of touring without a center stand and the chain maintenance sucks having to spray - roll - spray - roll etc. over and over. I think I paid just over $150 for the SW Motech one and it's awesome to have on the bike all the time when I'm on the road for days on end. Not sure if I would spend the $215 they're asking for it.

I've never used one, but I have heard good things about the Aerostich Quick Stand. You need a swing arm spool to use it but it's small enough to carry with you, then use a pitbull stand at home with the same spools.

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Understood, I went a year of touring without a center stand and the chain maintenance sucks having to spray - roll - spray - roll etc. over and over. I think I paid just over $150 for the SW Motech one and it's awesome to have on the bike all the time when I'm on the road for days on end. Not sure if I would spend the $215 they're asking for it.

I've never used one, but I have heard good things about the Aerostich Quick Stand. You need a swing arm spool to use it but it's small enough to carry with you, then use a pitbull stand at home with the same spools.

Good luck with the search!
If this is all you need, just get a PackJack. No need for spools, although you can get a longer version that will work with it.

Just ask Skillz - he used one on his last cross-country journey.

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Understood, I went a year of touring without a center stand and the chain maintenance sucks having to spray - roll - spray - roll etc. over and over. I think I paid just over $150 for the SW Motech one and it's awesome to have on the bike all the time when I'm on the road for days on end. Not sure if I would spend the $215 they're asking for it.

I've never used one, but I have heard good things about the Aerostich Quick Stand. You need a swing arm spool to use it but it's small enough to carry with you, then use a pitbull stand at home with the same spools.

Good luck with the search!
+1

I really did not want to shell out that kind of cash for the centerstand, but I can attest to the quality of both the Motech stand itself, as well as Twisted Throttle's assistance and shipping. I would have loved to go for the phobman stand instead, but he's not currently making them and I needed mine before he was starting back up again. I did the spray - roll - spray - roll thing before and it blows, and it was worth the cash for 5-6 chain maintenance trip that I have coming up to not deal with that again, although it did sting to spend it on something as unglamorous as a centerstand

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If this is all you need, just get a PackJack. No need for spools, although you can get a longer version that will work with it.

Just ask Skillz - he used one on his last cross-country journey.
Nice, I have never seen one, about the same price as the Aerostich one once you factor in shipping but a pretty simple solution.

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I have a piece of wood with a grove cut into it for the axle bolt. Its a 1"x3" about 12" long. It works exactly the same as the packjack!! I place the bike on its sidestand, move to the right side, place the wood againts the axle bolt (almost in place), hold the front brake with my right hand and push the rear of the bike toward the side stand until the rear tire lifts and the wood falls into place. Works like a charm! Usually FREE!

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These are a few pics. The wood is actually 15" long. When on a trip, I throw it on top of my tail bag just under the straps.

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Against the axle bolt.

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These are a few pics. The wood is actually 15" long. When on a trip, I throw it on top of my tail bag just under the straps.

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Against the axle bolt.

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Very nice. I love simple solutions using common materials. Well done.

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Thanks for the pics! Gonna try that myself for lubing the chain. Did you scallop the end against the bolt?

I still need a center stand however.

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Thanks for the pics! Gonna try that myself for lubing the chain. Did you scallop the end against the bolt?

I still need a center stand however.
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No real need to places grove in it. I just touched it against the grinder to place a little notch for extra safety, but it works just fine when cut square.

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I apologize for starting this complete thread derailment when all you wanted to do was buy a center stand.

Seems like we got some good ideas though! Good luck with your search.

And now back to your regular scheduled programming.............

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I'll take all the free top bumps, lol. Plus finally made sense of using a piece of wood as a packjack.

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