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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-12-2018, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there, about three weeks ago I bought a 2017 demo Bobber in black from a registered dealer. I riding a Tiger 800 roadie since 2013 and the Tiger will stay as a long distance bike. The bobber is supposed to take me to the office and for some after work runs with my mates.
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Great mix of bikes.
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I am currently looking for an easy solution to service the chain. On the Tiger I am using Drylube for quite some time, the first chain and sprockets lasted about 40,000 kms so I am happy with that.

Difficult on the Bobber though no center stand. I have fixed bobbins to the swing arm to lift the bike on a padock stand but I could not lift the bike up safely. Has someone here already used this lifter here:
https://www.louis.de/artikel/rothewa...6a4a3ecc583cc3

I guess you could use it under the frame where the backfram is bolted on?
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Hi and welcome.
Have an Oxford Paddock stand. The first time I used it I got the wife to hold the bike. Now I tie the front brake and then hold the rear of the seat with one hand and apply pressure to the paddock stand until the bike is upright. Then use both hands to push and raise off the ground. It's just about confidence.
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Hi and welcome.
Have an Oxford Paddock stand. The first time I used it I got the wife to hold the bike. Now I tie the front brake and then hold the rear of the seat with one hand and apply pressure to the paddock stand until the bike is upright. Then use both hands to push and raise off the ground. It's just about confidence.
sounds scary... but I guess I'll have another go. Why do you tie the front brake? The main thing I fear is the bike falling to the side as try to get it upright and lift it.
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I am currently looking for an easy solution to service the chain. On the Tiger I am using Drylube for quite some time, the first chain and sprockets lasted about 40,000 kms so I am happy with that.

Difficult on the Bobber though no center stand. I have fixed bobbins to the swing arm to lift the bike on a padock stand but I could not lift the bike up safely. Has someone here already used this lifter here:
https://www.louis.de/artikel/rothewa...6a4a3ecc583cc3

I guess you could use it under the frame where the backfram is bolted on?
Welcome!

I have the extended handle PitBul hybrid stand.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-ss-rear-stand

I put a wood block (2x4) under the kickstand to stand it up a little straighter. With the extended handle on this paddock stand, I have no problems leaning into the stand with one hand to lift the bike up.
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1 block the front wheel

2 lift the AR wheel
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I am very satisfied with this one:

https://www.louis.at/artikel/rothewa...40ba0db414f3a0

I can lift the rear wheel, the front wheel, or even the whole bike, with this tool, depending where I place it on the lower frames. The tool is very sturdy and very stable! Highly recommend it!

Cheers,

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I am very satisfied with this one:

https://www.louis.at/artikel/rothewa...40ba0db414f3a0

I can lift the rear wheel, the front wheel, or even the whole bike, with this tool, depending where I place it on the lower frames. The tool is very sturdy and very stable! Highly recommend it!

Cheers,

Werner Wernersen
Werner,
I guess Iím gonna follow you, best solution Iíve seen until now
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Hi there, about three weeks ago I bought a 2017 demo Bobber in black from a registered dealer. I riding a Tiger 800 roadie since 2013 and the Tiger will stay as a long distance bike. The bobber is supposed to take me to the office and for some after work runs with my mates.
Hi Chef 62,

Good combination, tiger 800, Bobber and Frankfurt (probably driving around in Taunus area a lot w Bobber, not now cause of snow), have , in fact will have (mine arriving in March) same combination in future
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