FS Moto Jack for trailside tire changes

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by FDKLR, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    After having a few trailside flats on my KLR, and no center stand I decided I needed a better solution. Wrestling with my bike alone and trying to get the tire off is a pain so I decided to start making some small easy to carry jacks so I could change my tube or oil and adjust my chain.
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    I have found them very handy in changing a tire or lubing a chain while out on the trail or at home when I don’t want to pull out the big jack or if you’re riding alone.
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    I have made them so they are adjustable from around 8” to 16” in length, but they can be made to any length depending upon what your needs are. I have made them all from steel for durability. However I can also make an aluminum version if someone wants to shave a few ounces.
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    If anyone has any interest please let me know, or if you would like to see some additional pictures I can post them.
    Thank you,

    Just an update,
    The jacks are $30 for the Aluminum version shipped to you home. I decided to follow the advise of some of the folks in this thread and I started the patent process as well so now I can say Patent Pending too.

    Thank you for your continued interest,
    Brian

    Update 1/20/11: Still making them for those that are interested. PM me or drop me an e-mail and I can det you the ordering info.

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  2. unparagoned316

    unparagoned316 Been here awhile

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    How much?
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  3. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    Currently they are painted so I am thinking $20 plus shipping. The price may change if I can get them powder coated.

    I just updated this post, the material costs are higher than I thought. I think I am just covering myself at $20.
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  4. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Looks very nice. How soon can you send me one? (live in Oregon, leaving for Mexico sept. 23.)
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  5. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    Good Idea! What would unpainted aluminum one cost?
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  6. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Looks good and simple, But Im lost on how you get it under the bike by yourself and the rear wheel off the ground? Could use some thing like this for my Honda Transalp.
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  7. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    I have a couple built so I could get one in the mail this week. PM me with your address and I can get it going.
    Thank you,


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  8. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    I will check my material costs tonight and get back to you.


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  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Just stand on the right side of the bike, tip it up on its sidestand and front wheel, and insert the portable jack under the swingarm or other hard point. As a KLR owner, though, I usually source a nearby branch or something to do the job.
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  10. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    What I do is have the bike parked with the kickstand down. I go to the passenger side of bike and push on it near the tank or handle bars so the bike is balancing on the front wheel and the kickstand. I then place the jack under the bike or on the swingarm, and I let the bike rest on the jack.

    The bike is stable since it has three points of contact, that being the side stand, the jack, and the front tire.

    If I place the jack on the front passanger side of the skidplate then the after I reposition the bike then the front tire is off the ground allowing the removal of the front wheel. In this configuration the jack, side stand and the rear wheel are your three points of contact.

    If it helps I can take some pictures of the steps and post them here.
    Thank you for asking.
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  11. Bonnie & Clyde

    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Yes please and a firm price out to sunny CA.:wink:
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  12. TJ Willy

    TJ Willy ADV, this, I crave.

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    A good idea, smart simple design, and a more than fair price. I think you could get easily get twice the money and it would be a good transaction for everyone.

    You might want to think about a patent lawyer if there is not one of these already in the market.

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  13. Bird76Mojo

    Bird76Mojo Bird is the word

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    I agree man. Get that shit patented! Just the people on ADVrider alone would snap up a boatload I'm sure. Then there's Ebay, Amazon, Supermotojunkie, Thumpertalk forum and store, etc. Take your pick.

    I'm gonna build one at work now.. I just so happen to have some aluminum tubing laying about. Great idea by the way!

    I really coulda used one of these a few weeks ago, when I had a flat rear a long way from home.. Had to call in a favor on that one.

    GB :D
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  14. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    To hotmamaand me:

    I sent you a PM
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  15. Papa Pete

    Papa Pete RIDES RED

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    Great price and nice work, but I have a brother who bought one that looks about the same. I don't know if the one he bought had a patent, but I'm thinking he paid more.:D
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  16. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    Here is another option for you Uly guys out there. I have an adjustable jack from 6.5" to 10". We just got done testing it and it works great for taking the front or the rear tire off the ground and it is very stable. Let me know if there is any interest for it.
    Thank you,

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  17. mikeprod92211

    mikeprod92211 Desert Rat

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    I'll take one!
    You take Pay Pal?
    Where to send money?
    Thanks
    mike
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  18. FDKLR

    FDKLR Been here awhile

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    Mike,
    I sent you a PM with the information.
    Thank you,
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    mikeprod92211 Desert Rat

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    You got mail.....or $$
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    I havnt got around to making the mark 2 model ( it will be adjustable and flat leg on bottom. ) Your allowed to copy it but if you want to go into full scale production we will negotiate a comission. Cheers Toddy
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