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    I have a Paddock/race stand most are pretty universal...adjustment is via the lifting lugs. If the bike is heavy ....Busa...I use a block of wood under the side stand to bring the bike almost vertical. This helps the lifting lugs locate with the spools evenly so when you push down on the stand it doesnt slip or make any clunks that can lead to needing fresh underwear.
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    Its not hard to walk it up the driveway cleaning/oiling the lower chain away from tyre and sprockets. Lubes the drive too. Win!

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    I will pull the bike over on the side stand and balance it on my side while spinning the wheel with one hand and spraying with the other...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer View Post
    Some are generic. Some are specific, like for single swing arm bikes. Just make sure you match the pickups with what your bike has (bobbins etc).
    You can also get away with a trolley jack depending on the type of bike (and your risk tolerance).

    After a good chain clean/lube you might just notice the improvement by taking note how it rides before and after.
    Yeah itís a bit weird riding a chain driven bike after riding shafties for so long. You really notice the chain snatch at low revs. Itís not bad and Iím sure itís perfectly normal, just noticeable

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    i do it after every 1000 kms , kerosene is best for cleaning , diesel second best .apply with brush do not leave it more than a few mins then clean with compressed air to push gunk it out and wipe with clean rag . apply chain lube (i use motul) and you good to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    Yeah itís a bit weird riding a chain driven bike after riding shafties for so long. You really notice the chain snatch at low revs. Itís not bad and Iím sure itís perfectly normal, just noticeable
    I have only ridden chain driven bikes
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    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...gment=1&page=1

    I've picked myself up one of these last week. Yet to give it a go but looks foolproof to me. Not sure how it will go getting the bike off but should be straightforward. Hopefully saves pulling out the paddock stand every week for just a regular chain lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlenard View Post
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...gment=1&page=1

    I've picked myself up one of these last week. Yet to give it a go but looks foolproof to me. Not sure how it will go getting the bike off but should be straightforward. Hopefully saves pulling out the paddock stand every week for just a regular chain lube.
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    I've trained my wife to walk next to the bike as I wheel it out of the shed spraying the chain with Inox. Its like a Scott Oiler but it cooks as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlenard View Post
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...gment=1&page=1

    I've picked myself up one of these last week. Yet to give it a go but looks foolproof to me. Not sure how it will go getting the bike off but should be straightforward. Hopefully saves pulling out the paddock stand every week for just a regular chain lube.
    I donít get it. What does it do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Steak View Post
    I donít get it. What does it do?
    You put it in front of or behind your rear tyre then roll the bike onto it in the direction you've chosen, once the bike is sitting on the rollers you can lean it back over onto the side stand and the rollers allow you to rotate the rear wheel for cleaning or maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    You put it in front of or behind your rear tyre then roll the bike onto it in the direction you've chosen, once the bike is sitting on the rollers you can lean it back over onto the side stand and the rollers allow you to rotate the rear wheel for cleaning or maintenance.
    Gotcha. Not a bad idea

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    I'd still want to use a front wheel chock to hold the bike upright and steady.

    Is it really that difficult to pull out the rear stand once a week?
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    When you don't have a nice flat concrete driveway readily available...yes it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Trident View Post
    Scottoiler messy but effective, very effective.
    +100 I love my SO, current chain/sprockets are @ ~80 000km's old and the chain has only been adjusted ~1/2 the way so far and runs smooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlenard View Post
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...gment=1&page=1

    I've picked myself up one of these last week. Yet to give it a go but looks foolproof to me. Not sure how it will go getting the bike off but should be straightforward. Hopefully saves pulling out the paddock stand every week for just a regular chain lube.
    Clicked and collected, they're a clearance item and stocks are getting low. It looks good and is rated to 225Kg, so it may well handle a bit more than that.
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    It's no bloody use when you got a flat rear tyre...
    The only thing wrong with a perfect ride to work is that you end up at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Trident View Post
    It's no bloody use when you got a flat rear tyre...
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    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    +100 I love my SO, current chain/sprockets are @ ~80 000km's old and the chain has only been adjusted ~1/2 the way so far and runs smooth
    Honestly I don't understand why motorcycles arn't fitted with autolubers right out of the factory. I never need to clean my chain and the chain lasts at least twice as long. My autolubers amortice after 20Mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlenard View Post
    https://www.supercheapauto.com.au/p/...gment=1&page=1

    I've picked myself up one of these last week. Yet to give it a go but looks foolproof to me. Not sure how it will go getting the bike off but should be straightforward. Hopefully saves pulling out the paddock stand every week for just a regular chain lube.
    Curious to know how one would go sitting on their bike with the rear wheel on that and then putting it in gear and letting rip. At a guess, it would be ok until you exceeded 20kph for any period over 10 seconds before it gets launched out the back and you launch yourself and pride and joy though the back wall of your garage and end up in the kitchen.

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