What are you using for bike stands? How do you secure in truck?

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    Guy Cole New Member

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    It's time for me to change tires on my gen5. Please let me know your fave stands.

    Also, how do you transport your bike? I don't see any obvious attach that will not rub the plastics.

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    Woodcraft front end stand, I have a Lockhart rear stand that I had for close to 30 years. You can get a Canyon Dancer front end set up where it goes around the hand grips and you run your ratchet straps from there (this way it clears the body work) In the rear you can use the grab rails possibly or the rear passenger foot pegs. Also for the front you can go to the left right side of the wheel and use the hook from the ratchet strap under the lower triple tree. This set up works with any bike.
     
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    IMG_1032.JPG I used a jack to elevate the front end then a block of wood under the headers to support the bike (my jack has an annoying slow leak).
     
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    I have a convertible front Pitbull stand, but if I don't feel like digging it out of the shed, I'll use a small jack under the motor and some weight on the back end to keep the front up. Doesn't take much to raise the front until the rear tire touches. That gives you enough room to change the tire.

    For traveling I use a Condor chock. I have the Canyon Dancer for the front, but they are only snug. I strap the back down fairly firmly and it doesn't go anywhere. The nice thing about the Condor chock, and others like it, is that you can hop off the bike when it's in place. Pretty secure until you get it tied down.
     
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    When on a trailer or truck, need to keep the front wheel in place.... I use Harbor Freight wheel chocks that have a tie-down point on each side, but for a bike with no attach points, I use a Canyon Dancer on the handlebars and tied down wider, i.e, at the corners of the truck box. No need to overtighten the straps, just compress the suspension slightly. One can also put a tiedown around the lower triple tree to each of the HF tiedown points... I haven't done it on a VFR, so can't tell you if the straps clear the fender... they should.
    At the rear, no need to tie "down" per se, only need to wrap a tie strap around the rear wheel to keep it from going sideways.... tied down at the back corners of the box.
     
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    I simply do what Terry does. I have Pitt Bull stands for the CBR that are rock solid and I have used at the track for over 15 years.
     
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    In the garage I have a pitbull for the rear and a cheap ebay stand for the front that lifts from the triple. In the trailer, I have a Harbor Freight chock and I use a canyon dancer for the front and a generic ratcheting tie down for the rear.
     
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    Thank you everybody. I honestly had never heard of these produces, i.e. "canyon dancer", etc. Your advice was a big help.
     
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