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    Senior Member Cerberus's Avatar
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    Lifting TW Which side?

    I need to rise the TW just a few inches to service my chain. I’m using a normal car jack with a robust plank of plywood to go between jack and TW skid plate. Which side should I use? Kickstand or the opposite side? Thank you for the help

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    Crutch jack:

    Or, any old piece of 2x4 with a bit of a notch. The secret is to butt the front tire up against whatever with the kickstand down.
    Last edited by RockyTFS; 04-26-2019 at 01:08 PM.
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    RIMG2041.JPGIf you're looking to just clean and lube the chain, leave the kickstand down, use just the jack, and lift from the opposite side. It'll tilt the bike and make a relatively stable tripod out of it, lifting the rear wheel of the ground at the same time.
    I often use a neater method. A pair of heavy eye hooks screwed into a beam (or beams) above and a pair of ratchet straps. Lift bike by handlebars, passenger foot peg loops or rear subframe. Safe, simple and versatile. In the pic you can just see a orange strap at the bars.

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    Senior Member Cerberus's Avatar
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    Thank you kindly.

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    I lift the bike on to a metal milk crate from the chain side (left side) . I'm not going to lie. It's a small bike but it feels like it's stuck to the ground.It's heavy
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    Not the best quality but I have got a tone of use out of this with bunch of different bikes.
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