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Old 08-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Chain Maintenance: No Rearstand? No Excuses!

Used to lug this fatty around back and forth to clean the chain. After seeking inspiration from YouTube, I was able to use a simple 2x4 to lift up the rear wheel.

The result? A much cleaner chain than before. Being able to spin the wheel makes a world of a difference in cleaning.

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The 2x4 will suffice until I get a Pitbull stand.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #2
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just saying a brand new rear stand from cycle gear is $50....
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Saving money for my "second bike".
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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You want a 2nd bike and you can't afford the proper tools to maintain the 1st?
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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Trooper - Inside joke. I was just referencing to Umayr.

Rear stand is on my to buy list, after I get some good boots.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:13 PM   #7
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Ive cleaned my chain plenty of times without a rear stand with rear wheel on the ground. Never was too big of a deal it just takes a little longer. Not really digging raising my bike up with 2x4's.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #8
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Build a small jump. Hit it at around 50MPH. While in the air, do a handstand, and scrub the chain.
This is much more fun than proping the thing up. Do you even ride?
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:17 PM   #9
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Ive cleaned my chain plenty of times without a rear stand with rear wheel on the ground. Never was too big of a deal it just takes a little longer. Not really digging raising my bike up with 2x4's.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:20 PM   #10
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Agreed... looks sketchy.

Lubing with no rear stand is fine (harder, but eh.)
CLEANING with no rear stand... never even bothered trying. Wouldn't be clean enough to bother. Borrow one, hang at a friend's place and let him watch you clean yours and his chains... but dropping your bike off a 2x4? No thanks.

Not to mention I don't actually know how you got it up on there. I'd rather hang the bike from the ceiling with a ratchet strap than balance on the corner of a 2x4.
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Front wheel against something, turned wheel to the right, kickstand down, pushed the tank to lift it up and prop the 2x4.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:27 PM   #12
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Someone lock this thread before a bike gets damaged or someone gets hurt. Please.
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fairings are cheap and rear stands are expensive not trying to bust your op I know you had good intentions with your thread.

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yeah. I thought it'd be like riding with a condescending rossi.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:34 PM   #14
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No problem. Was just sharing a temporary quick fix. Not trying to sabotage anyone's ride.

Here's the video:


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Old 08-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #15
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Never had a rear stand, never needed one. Easy enough to do without, but I wouldn't mind the convenience, just have better things to spend money on.
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Trooper - Inside joke. I was just referencing to Umayr.

Rear stand is on my to buy list, after I get some good boots.
About the pit bull stand thing? Yeah I got 2 bikes... I bought other stands from cycle gear that work great and I use them like crazy with no issues
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I would trust this way, if there was duct tape involved! Duct tape never fails!
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15$ rear stand. Oh wait. Had all this, make it 0$ rear stand. The other option would be to put a regular floor jack under the rear shock mount and raise 1/2 inch off the floor.
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I've done the jack stand maintenance MANY of times.


Do what you got to do.
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