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    Question about jacking up the bike for chain maintenance

    I'm looking for suggestions about jacking up the rear wheel for chain maintenance. Centerstand? Pit jack? Any thoughts?

    Thanks, Tom

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    I got the centerstand which will work on the road or at home if needed.

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    +1^ it goes where you go


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    Another vote for centerstand. Makes quick work of changing the rear tire too.

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    Ayup, centerstand.

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    Put me down for my centerstand as well. This has been the easiest one to use that I've had so far. Not that I considered not having one, after all, I've NEVER had a bike without one. Yes, it does add a little weight but I still get around 75 mpg.


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    Senior Member Question about jacking up the bike for chain maintenance GregC's Avatar
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    Center stand. Just way easy with it.


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    I have used both. Prefer the centre stand.

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    Of course a centrestand is the obvious answer but if You don't have one then get a length of wood appropriately cut to fit under the head of the axle bolt to keep the rear wheel off the ground. Obviously it needs to be light enough to stow in a rucksack or luggage but strong enough to take the weight of the bike. Mine is 20mm X 34mm X 380mm
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    Super Moderator Question about jacking up the bike for chain maintenance 670cc's Avatar
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    The long term solution is the Honda centerstand, which should have been standard equipment on the bike, but became an accessory so Honda could charge you more money for it.

    The short term solution, as Griff mentioned, is a stand that holds up one side of the rear axle, as in this example: Poor man's chain lube stand
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