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.
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.