Anyone tried Baxley MX wheel chock on 890/790?

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  1. Oh No!

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    I am thinking about buying a Baxley MX wheel chock for the garage so I can put the bike onto a rear paddock stand without assistance. I park the bike next to an aluminum sports car and don't like taking chances lifting the bike onto the rear paddock stand myself. I was thinking about the Baxley stand to just support the bike long enough to put the bike on the rear stand. Anyone tried this product who can opine on its usefulness and reliability?

    https://baxleycompanies.com/products/mx-drag-classic-chock?variant=39329716830382
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  4. Dan D.

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    The Baxley makes great stuff....

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    Can you just ride up and engage the front wheel into the chock?.. Step off and the bike is held securely?
    Does it need to be fixed into the floor?..

    Your floor looks like it needs a lick of paving paint too :)
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    Yeah, I was hoping I could keep him busy. I'm waiting for him to post the "what's wrong with this picture" item :)

    About the chock, yes you can ride right on. This bike is so tall though, I find it easier to get off first then ride it on. I've drilled two holes in my floor and have bolts that just drop through... Otherwise it sometimes slides on the dusty floor. It has so many adjustments for tire width and size, that you can really get it to hold your bike secure without any straps necessary.

    It makes transportation easier too.


    The floor actually isn't as bad as it looks. I tend to screw with pictures to pull out details, and it overemphasizes things your eyes don't normally see.


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    Dan, do you prefer the L.A. Chock to the MX Chock? If so, why? Separately, when your bike is on a rear stand and you want to take it off the rear stand, can you set up the Baxley wheel chock so the bike rolls directly onto the wheel chock when you remove it from the rear stand? The question is whether you still need a second person to steady the bike when you remove the bike from the rear stand.
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    I don't even have a rear stand... I bought these baxley's a few years ago for other bikes. I'm sure they both work fine, I've just never used the MX version.

    I get by with a manual jack or a trail stand lately.

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    Thanks. Who makes that red jack? I have seen similar ones on Amazon and some reviewers love them and others not so much. I was thinking about trying one as well when I need to get the front wheel off the ground or I need to remove the suspension. Seems like the jack would also be handing when you need to measure sag.
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    Yep. I have an 890 Rally so the ground clearance will be a bit higher than a standard 890 or 790 R. Will measure when I get home. I noticed that these jacks all say don't use an electric drill or an impact gun to adjust the height. Not sure why not. Have you tried that?
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    I have, but it's really not necessary. Just block it up then use a socket wrench. It takes seconds, and you can adjust the height easier by hand.

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    Lol... Well done sir.

    It does cover the scratches nicely, and piss off the enlightened though. Both of which are my intentions. ;)
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