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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2019, 01:37 AM
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I have refrained from replying because I'm not very mechanical, and this is not my wheelhouse, but if memory serves the available spools are mounted to the axle itself more or less. If I recall correctly, adjusting the chain slack requires loosening the axle nut, but you don't fully disassemble anything. I'd assume that this procedure can be done with the spools installed.

That said, I have a set of pit bull stands that lift the rear end by the swingarm. That has never given me trouble. Sure, in theory, the security of spools is awesome, but in practice unless you plan to leave the bike on the stands overnight it doesn't really matter.

I mean the best with what I say. It doesn't always sound that way.
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