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Old 07-02-2015, 06:26 PM   #1
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Best way to lube chain on a 690 Enduro w/o a center stand?

Hello fellow inmates- I'm considering buying a 2015 690 Enduro and I have a n00b-ish question: What is the best method for oiling the chain on a 2015 690 Enduro that doesn't have a center stand? This is my first bike without a center stand... I'll be on the road(or off it) a lot without access to a stand/lift. Do I just oil what is visible then roll the bike forward to access the un-oiled section? Is there a trick in the wisdom of the forum? Is this a ridiculous question? Thanks
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:36 PM   #2
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Buy or make something like this.

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Old 07-02-2015, 06:37 PM   #3
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Prop up the swingarm with a portable stand. I use this method and have yet to encounter issues.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:58 PM   #4
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Use a small strap around the front brake lever and handgrip to lock the front tire. Then just lift the bike onto the kickstand and front tire while you spin the rear wheel. Or buy a small jack or make one out of one of a pair of aluminum crutches.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:58 PM   #5
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These are great.

Here's a video I just found

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Old 07-02-2015, 07:26 PM   #6
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:47 PM   #7
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Hello fellow inmates- I'm considering buying a 2015 690 Enduro and I have a n00b-ish question: What is the best method for oiling the chain on a 2015 690 Enduro that doesn't have a center stand? This is my first bike without a center stand... I'll be on the road(or off it) a lot without access to a stand/lift. Do I just oil what is visible then roll the bike forward to access the un-oiled section? Is there a trick in the wisdom of the forum? Is this a ridiculous question? Thanks
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Duh^


On the road without a lift.....you can start the engine, put it in gear, lean it over on the side stand and front wheel, and let the clutch out, left hand on the left handgrip, chain lube in right. You'll need to defeat the side stand switch to do this, but you'll probably want to do that anyway.
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:42 PM   #8
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:45 PM   #9
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These are great.

Here's a video I just found

Perfect!! will order one as soon as I close the deal on the new bike. Thanks!!
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Old 07-02-2015, 08:46 PM   #10
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On the road without a lift.....you can start the engine, put it in gear, lean it over on the side stand and front wheel, and let the clutch out, left hand on the left handgrip, chain lube in right. You'll need to defeat the side stand switch to do this, but you'll probably want to do that anyway.

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