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Thread: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

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    Default DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    "Dude this is a sports-bike. It doesn't come with fugly main stand". This was/is my usual reaction whenever somebody pointed about missing main-stand in my R15. Well I never missed main-stand except on tours, when I had to clean and lube the chain on the go. Even during usual periodic chain lubing, I use to count on watchman kids to lube the chain, while I held onto to slanted bike.

    Checked for options online and surprisingly got many remedies. Even a wooden plank is a potential side stand(a few youtube videos are available on the same).
    Than I saw couple of DIY videos from Dhaval Mahidharia(he has bunch of useful DIYs for KTM Duke). I really liked the portable side stand, that can be effectively used for lubing during tours. Here's the video


    Looked very functional and compact. Was pretty sure that it would be reasonably priced. However, when I contacted him, the stand was quoted around 1950 plus shipping charges. At this price, I could have fabricated a paddock stand. Finally to make the prototype and a few adjustments, I had to shell out 350 Rs(when made in bulk, it ll cost somewhere 25--300).

    Nevertheless, taking design cues from this product, I decided to make one as per my requirements. I analyzed what I needed. Drew the sketches of prototype and spent an afternoon running from one Steel work shop to another, in my area. Finally, with a few adjustments, I could make one for me. I am sharing my sketches and prototype details, so that everyone can benefit.


    Swingarm of R15 and the claw to hold it.
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    Here's few more pics of actual prototype being made. I chose quarter inch square pipe for this purpose. One can choose 1 inch pipe too. Half inch pipe doesn't have the rigidity to withstand the weight of bike.

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    After adjustments in height and degree of slant, the final prototype

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    And a bit of work on aesthetics.
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    Finally the side stand looks like this
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    This is the size of A4 page. The side stand is so concise.
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    Pics of side stand on R15 and Duke 200
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    The videos of side stand used on R15 and Duke 200




    I think the information given above is enough to fabricate one, at the local steel work/fabrication store. Still if somebody needs help or ready-made pieces, please PM me.

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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    DIY Approved

    That is a very useful DIY.
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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    but is this be strong enough to take load of any 650s or HDs in mkt? I was thinking in same line not just for lubing chain even in case to repair punctures.

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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    Awesome.

    How much does the fabricator charge for welding and stuff... I have some design to weld too :|
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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    A good DIY rear stand which serves the purpose of lifting the Rear wheel...I wish to suggest an improvement.....the piece that rests,and supports on the Axle nut is shown as half circle bevel...instead if it is made into a correct size full circle in form , which will slip over the Axle nut, it gives better stability and may not slip off....
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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by sumitro_d View Post
    but is this be strong enough to take load of any 650s or HDs in mkt? I was thinking in same line not just for lubing chain even in case to repair punctures.
    I haven't tried this on any 600 mill. But it can be improvised by using 1 inch square pipes instead of quarter inch ones. This will need a bit of testing. Again if ll get interests for 600 mill, I ll surely try.

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    Awesome.

    How much does the fabricator charge for welding and stuff... I have some design to weld too :|
    You ll have to go and check. There is no hard and fast or fixed charges. Visit 3-4 shops and judge accordingly. Towards Gachibowli you ll find many shops.

    Quote Originally Posted by psr View Post
    A good DIY rear stand which serves the purpose of lifting the Rear wheel...I wish to suggest an improvement.....the piece that rests,and supports on the Axle nut is shown as half circle bevel...instead if it is made into a correct size full circle in form , which will slip over the Axle nut, it gives better stability and may not slip off....
    Sure PSR ji. Will try that stuff and see.

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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    Pretty handy and compact. Small enough to come inside a waist pouch.
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    Tested the side stand today on Ninja 250R and CBR 250R. Posting Pics and videos-
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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    good one but a simple stick which is strong enough to hold the weight of your bike will serve the purpose. I lift my bike with a stick only and its as safe as this side stand. All you need to find your grandfather's old stick or any other wooden peace and cut it down to a length 1 or 1.5 inch more than your swing arm height from ground. put your bike on side stand and tilt it a little to place this stick just like that side stand under swingarm and your tyre is lifted from ground. as simple as that.

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    Default Re: DIY: Portable(folding) side stand for chain lubing for R15, Duke, CBR and Ninja

    Quote Originally Posted by Juris View Post
    I haven't tried this on any 600 mill. But it can be improvised by using 1 inch square pipes instead of quarter inch ones. This will need a bit of testing. Again if ll get interests for 600 mill, I ll surely try.


    You ll have to go and check. There is no hard and fast or fixed charges. Visit 3-4 shops and judge accordingly. Towards Gachibowli you ll find many shops.


    Sure PSR ji. Will try that stuff and see.
    Juris I have another suggestion......why don't you make a "U" section that can fit from the underside of the Swing arm and weld it to the top of the stand piece instead of the semi circular piece?...you can then position the stand on to the swing arm and have the bike rear up on it...this will allow you to remove the Axle bolt and remove the wheel to do any work.
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