Front wheel removal on side stand

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Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by #47steve » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:13 pm

What do people carry with them to keep the front wheel off the ground if you need to repair the tube etc? (if on side stand only)
I know if there were 2 of yous one can put their weight on the rear of the bike to keep the wheel off the ground but has anyone made or adapted s prop?

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by Tramp » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:30 pm

Ugly stik or enduro stand....moddified hospital crutch is a favourite :lol:

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by bikenav » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:38 pm

on my 640 I carry a length of aluminium bar which goes both under the swing arm to hold up the rear wheel or wedges using a top hat shaped adapter into one of the holes in the sumpguard to hold up the front, this does work in theory but would be my last resort way of holding it up, these bars or whatever are generally referred to as ugly sticks.

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by dibbs » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:40 pm

Yeah ive seen the hospital crutch bottom put to very good use. Also thought of using a cut down adjustable fishing rod rest they are quite small and light and could sturdy enough!

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by Dansin » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:52 pm

A few big rocks, stumps of wood or whatever else comes to hand when needed, or I just lie the bike down.

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by daveuprite » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:58 pm

Archimedes:

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by Jak* » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:16 pm

I am sure I bought an ugly stick from a forum member who makes them a while ago. Obviously you do not need one on a Himalayan as it has one of those clever centre stands.
Cheers Jak

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by dibbs » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:06 am

Dansin wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:52 pm
A few big rocks, stumps of wood or whatever else comes to hand when needed, or I just lie the bike down.

Hahahahaha all these nu fangled suggestions that we have put forward and Dansin has to come up with the best of all!!!!! i think we need to stop over thinking all this shit lol.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by bill_qaz » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:45 pm

+1 for just laying it down :)

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Re: Front wheel removal on side stand

Post by Cone » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:32 pm

bill_qaz wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:45 pm
+1 for just laying it down :)
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Last weekend. Two ugly sticks broken to size

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