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post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-19-2016, 03:41 AM
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You don't have to tell us when you bust out your wood and the lube...:P

Personally I agree with the others about the rear stand. Nothing is easier and quicker than using a rear stand. This works fine, but would take longer than I'd care to do when I have a perfectly good stand to use. Maybe it's because I'm really used to using them, having not used a kick stand in over 3 years, putting a bike on a rear stand (spool or non-spool) has become second nature.


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post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-20-2016, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Winterizing the ZRX, note use of stand. Happy?
Once I get the CB in the shed I'm going to make an attachment point for a small portable stand for use on the road. I make one for each bike I own. It's easy and it fast about fits in an eyeglass case.
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Here is the stand I made for the Rex. It screws into the threaded swing arm spool hole. Our bikes don't have one and I don't like anything I've seen online.
I'll take apart the adjuster on the right side and see what can be done.
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That's it, I'm selling the bike and getting out of motorcycling.

Who wants to buy? Low mileage with a well lubed chain, will include wood.

Lol !

The price you pay for being helpful.

You need a beer.

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UPDATE:

OK, I just thought I'd update with my new mod.
Keep in mind I fully agree with my wood method for lubing or an emergency roadside repair.

So here goes. Everybody happy?
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I personally really like my centerstand. Good for many uses. When not riding put bike on centerstand to take weight off of tires. It's definitely worth the extra weight. Less than 10 pounds. I put bike on centerstand when fueling up ,lubing / degreasing chain, air pressure check/ adding air, adjusting chain,cleaning tires, loading camping gear,tire repair... Ect ect ect JUST Install A CENTERSTAND! Unless you only do Track Days

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It's a SW Motech stand. All their stuff is top notch.
5lbs 12oz with all the hardware.

And I have it just in time for it to sit there til spring.
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Yelp ,that's what I have. I'm still riding through out the winter at least 2-3 days a week. Temperatures ranging from 20*- 75* here in west Texas . Crazy weather . Nice to have any temps above 55* Wednesday was almost 80* , today 48* a windy. Next weekend highs in the 25-35*. I know this isn't anyway as cold as most places. I'll be thinking about y'all on the days I do ride.

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I've also used a pair of these I had for car service & although there's a bit of a knack required, once up on these stands the bike is quite steady.
Balancing on little bits of wood is asking for trouble.stand.jpg
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I've also used a pair of these I had for car service & although there's a bit of a knack required, once up on these stands the bike is quite steady.
Balancing on little bits of wood is asking for trouble.Attachment 54538
With the wood method, the three points of contact with the ground are much more stable than with the centerstand.
Yes, done properly, the bike is more stable with the wood method. I've done both.
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