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Raising bike without centre stand

Morning all,

I intend to do some off-roading with my Africa Twin DCT but don't really want the weight of a centre stand.

Any ideas on what I can use when at home to raise the bike for chain maintenance and rear wheel removal?

On my Bandit 1250, I unbolted the centre stand and temporarily fixed it back to the bike when at home, can this be done on the Africa Twin? Or is there a better idea out there?

Thank you
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Morning all,

I intend to do some off-roading with my Africa Twin DCT but don't really want the weight of a centre stand.

Any ideas on what I can use when at home to raise the bike for chain maintenance and rear wheel removal?

On my Bandit 1250, I unbolted the centre stand and temporarily fixed it back to the bike when at home, can this be done on the Africa Twin? Or is there a better idea out there?

Thank you
Here is an idea I got from another post...
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Morning all,

I intend to do some off-roading with my Africa Twin DCT but don't really want the weight of a centre stand.

Any ideas on what I can use when at home to raise the bike for chain maintenance and rear wheel removal?

On my Bandit 1250, I unbolted the centre stand and temporarily fixed it back to the bike when at home, can this be done on the Africa Twin? Or is there a better idea out there?

Thank you
paddock stand or hoist
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I don't know where you are located, but if they have harbor Freight there, I have found this to work well. use it on my Harleys too.
https://www.harborfreight.com/1500-l...ift-60536.html
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Or if you have money to burn you can buy this:

https://www.dynamotousa.com/products...rear-stand-set


I'll most likely sell one of my Pitbull stand sets and buy a set of these myself.
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Morning all,

I intend to do some off-roading with my Africa Twin DCT but don't really want the weight of a centre stand.

Any ideas on what I can use when at home to raise the bike for chain maintenance and rear wheel removal?

On my Bandit 1250, I unbolted the centre stand and temporarily fixed it back to the bike when at home, can this be done on the Africa Twin? Or is there a better idea out there?

Thank you
The DCT weighs 534 pounds. The weight of the center stand would be completely unnoticed whether it was there or not.
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Why people want to do without one of the most useful/convenient items available for their bike is beyond me.
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Or if you have money to burn you can buy this:
They look fantastic and just what I need. Shame they aren't made for my other bike :/

Wherever I'm going, getting there on two wheels is always better
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They look fantastic and just what I need. Shame they aren't made for my other bike :/
If you're looking for a stand for the sole purpose of positioning your bike in tight spaces you may want to consider this: retails for $199.99

http://www.legalspeeding.com/Park-n-...m#.Wduyn49Sxph

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If you're looking for a stand for the sole purpose of positioning your bike in tight spaces you may want to consider this: retails for $199.99
I have one similar for my Tex ( which I'll use on my AT if that ends up being the choice ), but those are for my Thruxton R. I'll report once I have them delivered.

Wherever I'm going, getting there on two wheels is always better

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