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Mar 24th 2018, 10:40 AM   #1
 
  Apr 2016
  Maple valley

  2013 duc 848evo
long shot....does anyone have a single sided rear stand

So...
riding season is back and I need to clean my chain, 2013 duc 848evo,
just need to borrow one for like 2hrs or so. yes I know I can buy one for like 170 or take it to a shop and have it done for like 40. But I would like to do it myself, I can buy you beers or whatever if you have one. If there is no response ill just buckle down and spend the cash...
Thanks,
Mar 24th 2018, 11:40 AM   #2
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Is the axle hollow? Do you have a standard stand set up for spools? Do you have a 2' long piece of 1/2" or 3/4" pipe?

I used to put my Triumph on a regular stand by putting the pipe thru the axle tube and putting the stand under the pipe. You can still rotate the wheel, or I could anyway.

It doesn't work for all single side bikes but is a cheap alternative to buying an expensive stand and could be worth a try.
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Mar 24th 2018, 12:07 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2016
  Maple valley

  2013 duc 848evo
the axle is hollow, I did try with a 3/4 piece of rigid conduit, but it didnt fit so I might try with a 1/2 piece I can get that from work for free as I am an electrician, guess I gotta go look for scrap pipe, thanks for the idea
Mar 24th 2018, 06:15 PM   #4
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

I’ve got one you can borrow. Has a few different sizes, should work for an 848.
Mar 24th 2018, 07:13 PM   #5
 liberpolly's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
How often are you oiling your chain? Are you?
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Mar 25th 2018, 03:12 AM   #6
 ZXtasy's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
You really don't even need a stand, I have done this on the road for decades, just tip the bike over toward you on the kickstand and prop an appropriate length 2x4 under the right footpeg until the tire is off the ground. Wheel is free to spin.
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Mar 25th 2018, 07:38 AM   #7
 MarvTravis's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
Here's what I do:

SWINGARM CRUTCH

Make a strap of Nylon webbing and Velcro to secure your front brake.

Secure the front brake lever with the Velcro strap, (so the bike won’t roll off the crutch).

If you don’t already have thimbles on your swingarm, you can thread a bolt into the threads where a thimble would be mounted, and secure it with a nut. You want to have the head protruding with a space behind the head. Leave it in place for future use. You only need one on the right-hand side of the swingarm.

With your sidestand deployed, slip the hole in the crutch over the right-hand thimble on the swingarm. The crutch will be angled to the right between the swingarm and the ground.

Tip the bike to the left on the front tire and sidestand, (the rear wheel will lift off the ground). This will drag the crutch towards a vertical position beneath the swingarm. When the crutch is nearly vertical, (but not touching the tire), let the bike back down on the crutch. The rear tire will remain free of the ground.

When you’re through, remove the Velcro strap from the front brake and roll the bike forward off the crutch.

Even though I had a race stand at home, I found it more convenient to utilize the swingarm crutch to lube my chain.

You need to experiment with the length of the crutch, so it will work with your particular bike.
Mar 25th 2018, 08:08 AM   #8
 unicykle's Avatar
 
  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

  gsxr600 gsxr750 gsxr1000 i like gsxrs
Or Just lube the exposed chain and roll the bike Forward And continue
Mar 25th 2018, 09:31 AM   #9
 Pavement Tested's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  '08 GSX1300R, '06 GSX-R 750, '17 KTM 690 Duke
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarvTravis
Here's what I do:

SWINGARM CRUTCH

Make a strap of Nylon webbing and Velcro to secure your front brake.

Secure the front brake lever with the Velcro strap, (so the bike wonít roll off the crutch).

If you donít already have thimbles on your swingarm, you can thread a bolt into the threads where a thimble would be mounted, and secure it with a nut. You want to have the head protruding with a space behind the head. Leave it in place for future use. You only need one on the right-hand side of the swingarm.

With your sidestand deployed, slip the hole in the crutch over the right-hand thimble on the swingarm. The crutch will be angled to the right between the swingarm and the ground.

Tip the bike to the left on the front tire and sidestand, (the rear wheel will lift off the ground). This will drag the crutch towards a vertical position beneath the swingarm. When the crutch is nearly vertical, (but not touching the tire), let the bike back down on the crutch. The rear tire will remain free of the ground.

When youíre through, remove the Velcro strap from the front brake and roll the bike forward off the crutch.

Even though I had a race stand at home, I found it more convenient to utilize the swingarm crutch to lube my chain.

You need to experiment with the length of the crutch, so it will work with your particular bike.
This is all well and good but is useless on a SINGLE SIDED SWINGARM where there is no place to mount spools.

And if you're telling me that you'd rather tip your bike over to an awkward position risking failure of your home made, Jimmy rigged crutch rather than use a a proper, secure swing arm stand to do chain maintenance then I say you are never getting anywhere near any of my bikes.
Mar 25th 2018, 10:30 AM   #10
 
  Apr 2016
  Maple valley

  2013 duc 848evo
im not trying to lube my chain....im trying to clean it, and yes i typically lube it like every 100 miles of riding, its just nasty so im trying to clean all the gunk off of it and to some suggestions what the hell are you talking about...ill get with mikemikemike, thanks for the ideas i guess.
Mar 26th 2018, 01:07 AM   #11
 Thumperpilot's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Rome

  SV650S, CRF450R, and others
Got one but I'm in Bellingham. I really don't need it but not sure whether I want to part with it.
Mar 26th 2018, 06:58 PM   #12
 MarvTravis's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  Kawasaki ZX-14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavement Tested
This is all well and good but is useless on a SINGLE SIDED SWINGARM where there is no place to mount spools.

And if you're telling me that you'd rather tip your bike over to an awkward position risking failure of your home made, Jimmy rigged crutch rather than use a a proper, secure swing arm stand to do chain maintenance then I say you are never getting anywhere near any of my bikes.
I understand that single-sided swingarms do not have spools mounted. The suggestion for a swingarm crutch was offered for those riders seeking a way to lift the rear tire off the ground for chain maintenance if they don't have access to a paddock stand.

While on multi-day rides, using a swingarm crutch is a convenient way to lube one's chain. A swingarm crutch is an alternate to the 'SnapJack' offered by Revzilla, https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/tirox-snapjack-v2.
Mar 30th 2018, 12:40 PM   #13
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Just cleaned the chain on my Hyper. I'll send you a PM with my address. Happy to let you borrow it for a few hours this weekend.
Mar 30th 2018, 01:00 PM   #14
 route246wraith's Avatar
 
  Jan 2018
  near the Socialist Republic of Seattle

  '13 BMW S1000RR
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZXtasy
(snip) just tip the bike over toward you on the kickstand and prop an appropriate length 2x4 under the right footpeg until the tire is off the ground. Wheel is free to spin.
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Edited by route246wraith on Mar 30th 2018 at 01:05 PM
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