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post #1 of 26 Old 05-07-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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KLR jackstand?

My Ninja 500 has a center stand, and my tlr1000 came with a set of stands, how do you guys lift your klrs up?
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post #2 of 26 Old 05-07-2012, 11:19 AM
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Eagle Mike trail jack. Takes some getting used to at first but works great!


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post #3 of 26 Old 05-07-2012, 01:41 PM
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At home, just the rear: Pitbull swingarm stand
At home, the whole bike: Lift stand (I do have the JNS skid plate that gives a nice flat platform to lift on, and does on ok job of keeping the drainplug out of harms way.) Oh, and I also have to roll one end of the bike up on a 2x4 to get under it.

On the trail, anything I can find to shove underneath the swingarm or skidplate with the bike levered up against the side stand.
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post #4 of 26 Old 05-07-2012, 08:33 PM
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My Ninja 500 has a center stand, and my tlr1000 came with a set of stands, how do you guys lift your klrs up?
Option 1: Sheer strength and brute force, then we hold them up with one hand and do what we gotta do. we use blocks, leverage to make it work. Of course we have the tools laid out because we did the research on what we need to do thanks to this site. We also realize that we may be somewhere where there's no help available, and our only option is to help ourselves. This should be the first thought of any MC rider, but we KLR riders Most of us are a bit older and think that way because we realize that we may have to rely on ourselves.

Option 2: I just call/email Progressive and tell them to come pic the bike up, and the wife to come pick me up...

Have a happy day on me...Wren
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post #5 of 26 Old 05-07-2012, 08:38 PM
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I have a center stand on the way. You can get one at several places for about $150. They are more secure than an auxiliary side stand and they are always with you unlike a swingarm stand.

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post #7 of 26 Old 05-08-2012, 10:57 AM
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I have a center stand on the way. You can get one at several places for about $150. They are more secure than an auxiliary side stand and they are always with you unlike a swingarm stand.
But they are much harder on the screws holding the pegs on. Stripped both holes on one side before I got rid of it.
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post #8 of 26 Old 05-08-2012, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses guys! I just ordered one of those pit bull stands table, so we'll see how that goes, looks like it might be just what I'm looking for
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post #9 of 26 Old 05-11-2012, 12:52 AM
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one of my friends sawed the end of a crutch off to just the right length and it works perfectly.. he just leaves it strapped on his bike by the cases..
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post #10 of 26 Old 05-11-2012, 01:09 AM
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yeah have center stand w/extender peg helps deploy stand ,works great
1st go to hard ware store an get a bit longer grade8 bolts ,,that will fit an locktight.....
put mine on no problems lifts rear tire almost off ground(1inch added linkage...a normal lowered bike tire should easy be off ground),,but if side 2x4 on ground=the bike will pivot on it... so can change front or rear tires!!!!

only down side is have to be on flat hard ground,,,so keep stock kick stand for simple stops on the hills...
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