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Centre Stand DIY Trail Tool?


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I want to be able to take off the wheels when out in the field but don't want a center stand.

I haven't got my T7 yet (picking it up this coming weekend) so don't know what the side stand is like for strength. I was thinking maybe devise something light and small to pack which acts as another side stand for the other side to help prop up the bike (push the weight onto the side stand). Or, maybe a few bits of light 20mm x 20mm aluminium box section which quickly bolt together to resemble a minimalist center stand? This could sit underneath and then the bike could then be levered up onto it? being an ex-fabricator, I can just about make things out of anything, so I will look into what (if anything) can be done once I have the bike. The bike has a plastic AXP bash plate so I'm hoping that there will be a decent size flat surface underneath.

Has anyone done/attempted something like this? I know it can be done on lighter trail bikes but haven't seen anyone attempt it on larger ADV bikes.

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I have heard of people doing something like you are talking about with the bottom adjustable section of walking crutches.

Are you getting your bike new from the dealer, ie is there a new shipment in NZ?

 

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8 minutes ago, Pitman33 said:

I have heard of people doing something like you are talking about with the bottom adjustable section of walking crutches.

Are you getting your bike new from the dealer, ie is there a new shipment in NZ?

 

No, second hand. Can't get new ones here yet. Nobody is sure just when the next shipment is coming! I got lucky and found a decent second-hand one!

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That's awesome. Nice and simple, and using materials that I can easily source.

I suppose the same concept could be applied to the front wheel, too.

I just hope the side stand on the T7 is robust enough, and not like my FE501!

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I have both the Enduro Star and the Unit emergency side stand. Both have value, but I like the larger, swiveling foot on the Unit model for uneven, soft terrain. 

 

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*Place under frame, opposite side of side stand, to lift up rear wheel. *Great for on trail use for repairing flat tires or other wheel related repairs. *Fits easily in back packs or tool packs. *Provides 10 different stand...

 

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