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post #1 of 9 Old 11-08-2008, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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For those who dont have a rear stand

This is an easy method to lubricate the chain if you dont have a rear stand. I use a piece of timber (2 x 2 inches) and cut at an angle on one end so the length is 13 inches on one side and 13.5 inches on the other side. With the bike on the side stand simply lift the rear of the bike using one hand under the side arm near the rear (on the right hand side of the bike) and insert the piece of timber under the side arm. This lifts the rear wheel about half an inch off the ground which is plenty for lubricating the chain. I have heard it is possible to remove the rear wheel using this method but I have not tried. It is not meant as a replacement for a rear stand. It is very stable and costs nothing.

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-08-2008, 09:21 PM
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have any pictures of this crazy new contraption??

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post #3 of 9 Old 11-08-2008, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hope the photos work. Please excuse the quality. Rear wheel is about half an inch above the ground.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-09-2008, 04:15 AM
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Wow very cool idea. I have a rear stand, but I'll keep this in mind if I'm away from home and need to lube the chain. Thanks for posting it.

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-09-2008, 05:21 AM
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Another method: 5/8" x14" steel rod placed through the center stand mounting holes. A small notched piece of 2 x 4 between the jack and the rod is recommended for stability.

PhilS: Nice simple idea.


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interesting use of everyday items

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post #7 of 9 Old 11-09-2008, 07:36 AM
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post #8 of 9 Old 11-09-2008, 07:47 AM
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MacGyver...I haven't see that show in years. He could make a fully functional ATV stand out of a toothbrush, floss, and a used toilet paper roll.

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MacGyver...I haven't see that show in years. He could make a fully functional ATV stand out of a toothbrush, floss, and a used toilet paper roll.
and a paperclip.. and some chewin gum



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