Trail Stand - Enduro and Dual Sport Portable Jack Stand

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  1. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Mike, I have not tried it in a 690, as I have only seen one around these parts.
    As long as there is a frame tube in the area of the footpeg itwill work, I have even put it under the shock linkage on my te610 and it was fine or the forward area of the swingarm should work too. When you use The Velcro strap on the front brake it makes the bike very stable.
    As far as the front you need a hole on a skidplate on the outer right side and since all bikes have different geometry it is up to the user to decide if lifting the front is practical on their bike. If you want to get one and try it out to decide if it works I will pay half the shipping to return it if you decide it doesn't work like you want.
    Since it works on the SE950 and looking at 690 pics I would think it would work fine under the structure that the footpeg mounts to.
    Steve
    Here is a closeup pic of the Trail Stand under the KTM SE950 footpeg mounting structure.
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  2. Ks-Rydr

    Ks-Rydr from the land of Toto

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    Unfortunately, :eek1 I can attest to Steve's stand working. I bought one of his earlier versions (wish I had one of the new models, :wink: but this one works great and I already have it), and have used it on my DR350's rear wheel while riding a dualsport in Arkansas, and have used it on my daughter's XR200's front wheel while we were riding in Chadwick, Mo..... Both times I was very glad I had it along, :clap and it worked great for me, much better than lifting the bike over a log or something. Great idea Steve and thanks again.
    P.S. I hope to catch you at the Hillbilly Dualsport this year.
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  3. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Hey Rydr,
    Thanks for the info, I'm planning to be in Eureka Springs this year, missed it last time around. Something to look forward to after the winter in these parts! Kudo's to David H for putting it together each year!
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  4. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    I had a question the other day if it would fit a lowered DR650. Not knowing what height the frame was from the ground on a lowered DR650 I thought I would post a pic showing the Trail Stand at it's lowest setting, approximately 11.5 inches from to the cradle support. Since you tip the bike on it's kickstand to use the Trail Stand the dimension you would want to check is how far from the ground to the frame when your bike is tilted on the kickstand just enough to get the rear tire about 1/2 inch or so off the ground.

    Any more questions post here, others may have a the same question.

    Thanks for all the orders, There are Trail Stands from Alaska to North Carolina!:clap and many spots in between. I'd like to see some pics of the Trail Stand in use from your garage to out in the boonies, so post 'em if you got em!

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  5. Ks-Rydr

    Ks-Rydr from the land of Toto

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    Steve, I thought I would see you at the Motorcycle Show this weekend at the Kansas Colleseum. If you were there, I missed you. If you weren't there, you should have had a booth, because you surely missed a good oppertunity to show off your trail-stand. It looked like they had a great turn-out, at least when I was there. I was there from 10am until around 2:30pm Saturday. A lot of people and a darn good show. Pretty much everything motorcycle was there, not just the "chopper" crowd. I was both surprised and impressed at how well the show was put together. It was just what our area needed. Wish I would have ran into you there....
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  6. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Looks good and works . I hope your filed with the patent office. You don't want to end up the like the guys whom invent polar fleece. They got fleece so to speak. You should apply for that show the sharks den. You could make a mint with it.
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  7. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Ordered on Saturday, received on Monday. :smile6

    How dey do dat? :confused :scratch




    Once you have the stand in your hands, you start to see how thoroughly and thoughtfully engineered this thing is. Very nice!


    I'll enlist an assistant, try it on my V-Strom and report back. I do have a skid plate up front, so I think I should be able to lift the front wheel with it.
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  8. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Oh, I've got a few shipping tricks up my sleeve.....:evil
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    Actually USPS priority 2-3 day is great, and it's less than the other shipping options and much faster. So far I've had very good luck with the USPS:clap

    Thanks for the review, I spent a lot of time to design the Trail Stand to be tall enough for dual sport bikes but compact enough to pack and not be in the way.
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  9. clapped_r6

    clapped_r6 The Spoad Warrior

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    very nice work :strum looks great, hope i don't need it!
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  10. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Thanks for your thoughts and comments. I have thought about it but there are several of this type of product on the market. This is one of the few I've know of that will work on dual sport and enduro bikes and the only one that packs up this compact. Mine is unique in that aspect but I dont know if it is enough to justify the cost of a patent and there are a lot of companies that will tell you what you want to hear to fleece you out of patent prep fees.
    Anybody that can educate me a little more I'm all ears.:ear
    Tell your friends, if I sell a truck load maybe I'll change my mind! :D
    (I was gonna say a "ship load" but the Trail Stand is made in the USA so "no ships" involved)
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  11. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    I enlisted an assistant and took some pics today. And yes indeedy, the mighty Trail Stand is plenty strong enough and long enough to hoist the moose-like V-Strom with excellent stability.

    For both the front and rear lifts, the pin was in the fifth hole from the top, and the bike was secure and stable. For the rear hoist, we used the velcro strap to lock the front brake.

    The rear:
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    This is much more stable than it looks, since the inner part of the widget at the top of the stand is up against the gusset under the swingarm, like so (you may want to tilt your head to the left and imagine you've crawled under my bike). It also works under the swingarm spool, but it angles the stand out to the side a bit.:
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    And yes, the rear tire really is off the ground. :smile6 We tried the stand using the footpeg, but that didn't work, and the exhaust interfered with using the frame. Also, on a V-Strom with a top box, the footpeg seems to be a little too far forward to make a good point for hoisting the rear wheel -- using a point further back is much more stable.

    Now for the next event, the DL1000 front end clean and jerk, using the skid plate as the lift point for the stand:
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    Note that my assistant didn't really get the stand all that straight. The bike was still nice and stable, and it didn't hurt the stand a bit. I probably should have at least put the bike in gear (thought of that later, derp), but no disasters today.

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    Also, one really nice detail is that when you put the stand together for storage, you just screw the foot in a tiny bit by hand, and it takes up all the slack so nothing rattles. That's very thoughtful design, folks.
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  12. OKDQ

    OKDQ Been here awhile

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    During a ride last week one of the guys in the group had a flat right away. He was on a KLR with a center stand, so getting the rear wheel off was no problem. I don't have a KLR or a center stand, made me think how hard it would be to repair a tire if there are no rocks, logs etc around. Decided I better order the stand. Ordered Saturday, received an email the same day (seemed like within minutes saying the order was shipped) I thought sure, maybe the info has been sent to the shipper, but shipped...no way. Well I received the stand in the mail on Monday...unbelievably quick service.

    The stand is very nicely made - quality piece. I haven't actually tried the stand out yet, but from reviewing this thread I have no doubt it will work just fine...here's to hoping I never have to put the stand to use, but it will be good to know I have just in case.
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  13. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Thanks for the order OKDQ!
    I can't always get them out that quick but if at all possible they ship the same day, if I cant do that next day that the USPS is running.
    The stand will even help if you have a centerstand by holding up the front wheel if you have a flat front, and of course if you have a centerstand and your buddy doesn't it let's you "supervise" instead of holding the bike up :evil
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  14. gmsnowball

    gmsnowball Black Bear Pass

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    Well, I was in Big Bend the same time as OKDQ and I now have first hand knowledge as to how the stand works. I had two flats on my KLR in two days. I have never had a flat on any of my bikes but was sure glad I had your stand. I have a center stand but still used your stand to stabilize and get the KLR higher off the ground which made the flat repair so much easier.


    OKDQ and I will be at the Flint Hills Stampede but let's hope we don't have to try out your stand. :lol3
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  15. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    I forgot you guys were headed to Big Bend....glad to hear no significant issues like a few years back (of that we do not speak):D a flat is no big deal if your prepared for it.

    I'll see both you guys at the Stampede, they have talked me into do a Field Repairs Seminar Friday evening...fix a flat and how to deal with other issues that might come up so you can get back home with your bike kind of thing. What to carry with you for tools and such. I don't pretend to know it all but somebodies got to do it.

    Snowball will you be a Eureka Springs this year?
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  16. gmsnowball

    gmsnowball Black Bear Pass

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    You bet, I have a reservation next to Uncle Dave. 19 more days :clap
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  17. SprocketTX

    SprocketTX Bull in China Shop

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    Did we ever learn if it works on the KTM 690 Enduro? I saw the post and offer of a return and all. Inquiring minds need to know... :dunno

    Nice to see it will work on my pachyderm-esque V-strom 1000 though...:evil
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  18. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    I believe that post your referring to was for a 690 supermoto, I traded several pm's discussing it but I don't think he place and order. Like I said previously if it works on the 950 Super Enduro I would think it would work on the 690. As long as there is a place on the foot peg mount for the cradle to sit and not slip it will work. As with all bikes a skid plate with a hole in the right front is necessary for lifting a front wheel. Does the 690 foot peg mount look like the one on the SE950 below?
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  19. SprocketTX

    SprocketTX Bull in China Shop

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    What, like a foot peg? Yeah it does... :D

    Well, I just ordered one so we'll all know for sure... :evil
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  20. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Looking for 7th gear...

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    Great! It will be on it's way tomorrow USPS 2-3 day priority
    Thanks for your order SprocketTX!:thumb
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