Trail Stand - Enduro and Dual Sport Portable Jack Stand

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  1. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Thanks Keith, USPS Priority mail is almost always 2-3 day deliver in the U.S. sometimes it's even faster! :D

    Yep the Trail Stand is made from steel, so it can be strong but still take up as little space as possible and it only weighs 10 ounces!. I've had several people say the couldn't believe how small I box it comes in but still it can extend high enough to do the job on any bike I have found. I've seen some aluminum types but guess what, they are 3 times the volume of material and take up much more room to pack and weigh the same as the Trail Stand made from steel. Everyone likes Aluminum but sometimes the right choice for performance to weight ratio and size is good old steel.

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  2. biensur22

    biensur22 Been here awhile

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    Thank you for this wonderful tool. I never leave without it.
  3. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Thanks for the good words, and the excellent pic! :D

    It looks like you have a good stable position there. For others who might not know, if you lift the font wheel you can increase the stability by decreasing the lean angle on the kickstand by getting the bike close to vertical by placing something under the kickstand as shown above in post 558
  4. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Any advice on how one person can get the rear wheel in the air? Front?

    I have a 690 too.


  5. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Hi thorinoakenshield,

    Basically you set the Trail Stand to a level that will get the rear or front wheel about and inch off the ground, each bike is different and once you find that lever you can mark the extension rod with a sharpie for something like that to give you a good starting point, it still may vary a bit on different surfaces.

    To lift the rear, after using the front brake strap to lock the front brake with the front wheel turned all the way to the left, I usually stand by the rear wheel looking forward and use my hip to knudge the bike over on the kickstand while I grab a hand hold on the left rear subframe area and slip the Trails Stand (with the height already set) under the foot peg area. The 690 looks like a bit of a challenge to find a good spot where it cant slip since there isn't a regular frame. Maybe even a spot on the front of the swingarm might be better, remember you want to make sure it cannot slip out, unless the bike is lifted off of it. Again the front brake strap locks the front wheel and helps stability significantly, ALWAYS use it.

    To lift the front turn the wheel to the left with the bike in gear and kneel on one leg, your right leg, under the handlebar, push STRAIGHT UP on the right side handle bar and slip the Trail Stand into a good spot in a skidplate like the pic above. When lifting the front especially, the more vertical the bike the more stable it will be with the front wheel in the air. Like I have shown above a "spacer" like board or a flat rock can help this stability dramatically, depending on the bike. The user always needs to decide the best method of use for safety, sometimes it may take help by a friends foot, or big rock, on the right side of the rear wheel to stop the bike from wanting to rotate around the kickstand.

    These are both easier than they sound, it takes a lot of words to describe pretty simple movements. And if you are riding with a friend it is alway easier for them to stand on the left and grab the area near the back of the seat and tip the bike to the left while you place the stand under the footpeg area, or another good spot to hold up the rear wheel.

    I am down to only a few Trail Stands left, the next run is due back from the plater later next week, just to let people know.
    Steve
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  6. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Trail Stands are back in stock and shipping, if you have not recieved your shipping email yet you will sometime today! :D
    Thanks very much for your orders and patience while I got restocked! :clap
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    duckrogers666 Formerly Flying Cow

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    It's not very often you find the perfect log in the middle of nowhere.....

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    Ordered a stand today!!!!
  8. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    It's on the way Flying Cow....and it's a lot easier to pack than a stump! :D
    Thanks for the order you should see it in 2-3 days.

  9. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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  10. sTE610vE

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    Hey Jim, I see the Trail Stand works for the front of the beast too! I check in on the HighAdventureTour thread from time to time, great adventure, and thanks for the pics and the good words!

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    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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    Hey thanx for reading/riding along Steve! Yup that was the next day...
    Your welcome maaan... thanx for the kickass trailstand!!! :deal :D
  12. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Gotta have those pics from Jim on the latest page! They are a great example of the value of having a Trail Stand along when you need it. :D

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  13. sTE610vE

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    Does anyone out there have a picture of a Trail Stand used on BMW 650 Sertao or and BMW single? :ear

    I've gotten several questions about the use of it on those bikes and I don't have first hand knowledge, I haven't found a bike I couldn't lift the rear wheel easily on yet, especially with the front brake strap lock, but a picture is worth 1000 words as they say! And I'm not sure if the Sertao's skidplate is metal or plastic?
  14. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile

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    Just got mine in the mail. I CANNOT WAIT until my next flat so I can try it out! Thanks!
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    Subscribing to this thread, as I'm the guy with the G650GS that wants one of these! thanks
  16. sTE610vE

    sTE610vE Long timer

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    That's a new one! :D it could be a while since the Trail Stand comes with some "anti-flat karma" :evil, of course it depends on what kind of sharp stuff you run over....

    Thanks a lot for the order, the Trail Stand works great for lubing your chain too!
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    Dr Rock using his Trail Stand on the Mobius Trip, if you haven't seen his ride reports from his adventures it's well worth a look, check it out here

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    Broke mine out this past weekend when my buddies wife lost the chain on her XR 200. Made the trailside fix way easy.:D
  19. gmsnowball

    gmsnowball Black Bear Pass

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    Used mine today to service the KLR, handy tool to have, I am putting it in my Super Tenere tail bag for the upcoming Hillbilly Dual Sport get together in Eureka Springs in 8 days. Going to be a great ride.:clap
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    sTE610vE Long timer

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    Hey gmsnowball, it's handy to have a Trail Stand along on a group ride even if your bike has a centerstand, beats having to hold up somebody else's bike while they work on a flat! Plus you can always use it to hold up your front wheel even when your bike is on the centerstand.

    I'd like to make it to Eureka Springs this year but wont be able to, tell Uncle Dave and the usual suspects I said "hey" :D
    Are you heading south for the Moto GP in Austin?