Rear stand for the KTM

Thursday, Dec 19 2019 [3,559 miles]

I bought myself a couple of Christmas/birthday gifts. Yesterday the lift bobbins arrived. I didn’t quite like the way they were manufactured. I wanted the flat section to be close to flush with the swing arm when installed. They came with a spigot that forced the flat section to be outboard of the swingarm by about 10 mm. I used my lathe to turn down the spigot on the the inside of each bobbin. I also added an O-ring around the M10 mounting screw.

Today the stand arrived. It is a Venom stand from Amazon; adequate for my needs. It took a couple of minutes to put together and adjust to match the bobbins. Time to give it a try.

Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins
Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins
Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins
Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins

Rear Stand and Bobbins

The stand is very easy to use. As long as the rear wheel was up in the air I cleaned (kerosene) and lubed (gear oil) the chain. I suspect I’ll be maintaining my chain more often. The scissor jack I was using to lift the rear end was just enough of a pain to use that I didn’t clean/check the chain as often as I should.

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