With the acquisition of this bike my poor car has been feeling neglected. I'd better take her somewhere special soon.
Picked up this stand today at good old Princess Auto.
I know they're intended to be utilized with spools mounted on the bike's swingarm but as good fortune would have it the dimensions allow for this to work (1/2" tire-to-floor clearance) :
Last edited by KenDavies; 09-19-2015 at 12:49 AM.
I know that this aluminum stand is also available at Harbor Freight Tools, and it can be had for $39. Their steel stand is taller, and can be $29. Just an fyi in a stand thread.
- Leisure Time Larry -
2004 TW200, 13-55 gearing, Shinko 241, Race Tech Emulators, Procycle front springs, Works Performance rear shock, Emgo handguards, Luckybike mirror risers, Ken Sean DS foldable mirrors, 30mm Tusk bar risers, Seat Concepts, Kick Starter kit, Plasti-dip camo coat, Cycle Pumps, Ricochet Skid Plate, flood and spot LED pod lights, Sena, Garmin etrex 20 GPS, IMS 313114 folding shifter
That's a neat stand but I don't get why a person would buy one other then used to oil a chain. You can't use it to tighten a chain or to remove the rear wheel. I don't have the room for items that are not more versatile.
That's a sharp Mustang you have there and I know what your talking about. Since I bought my TW I have lost the passion for my other hobbies. I didn't bay rockfish at all this year. When I heard the crabs were running I didn't get my crabbing boat out. Deer season opened on the 11th and I haven't been hunting. I just want to ride my TW.
Greg from Glenville
2014 TW200 rear Cyclerack with bag supports and Versapack saddlebags, upgraded foot pegs, Mad Dog seat cover
2014 Nissan Pathfinder 4WD
2005 Buick Rainier AWD
2001 Bass Tracker Pro Team 185XT
Old Town Trip10 Angler Kayak
On a bike equipped with the proper spools the rear axel would be free of obstruction and adjustments to the wheel and chain would be possible. If I turn the supports around and place the square pegs under the swingarm it leaves the axel accessible but doesn't *quite* raise the tire free of the floor. I'm thinking of somehow adding to the diameter of the square pegs to gain the needed height
Build a ramp to elevate the rear tire. When the stand is in place just roll the tire off the high point of the ramp.
2014 Yamaha TW200 &
2001 BMW R1150GS
A neighbor a couple of blocks over that passed away had a TW and one of these stands and I ended up with it. If I had known how easy it made things I would have bought one a long time ago. Anyway, he set it up as shown in the pictures and I have not changed a thing. The stand seems strong enough though at first I was concerned about that 1/4" X 1/4" piece of metal holding the weight and not bending. So far all has worked well.
And plenty of room for the back tire to spin freely. ( Or maybe "barely enough room for the rear tire to spin freely".)
Long live the internal combustion engine!
2014 Zuma 50, 2004 TW200, 1992 R100GS, 1987 TW200
1982 550 Vision, 1986 XL600R