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Old 23 Jun 2006
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How to prop up Yamaha xt 600e while adjusting rear wheel/chain?

Hi, any suggestions how I can find a 'prop' to attach to the right side of my XT to allow me to work on chain or take wheel out to fix puncture?

If available, where can I buy one?


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Hi Paul

To prop my Baghira, I use a piece of 22mm. dia. Copper Tube with an end cap soldered on either end, over each end I then fitted a rubber from a walking stick. Be sure to chock the other wheel when propping against side stand. I also use this prop to raise the front wheel from under one fork leg.

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I found my Hepco BEcker topbax to be exactly the right size to sit the engine guard on. Three punctures in three days tought me that lesson...

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I found my Hepco BEcker topbax to be exactly the right size to sit the engine guard on. Three punctures in three days tought me that lesson...

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Amen! Krauser K1 does the trick as well.
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petrol tin

Whilst travelling with John - xt600 - he would prop his rear swing arm on his petrol tin...

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On my Poland-trip this summer I found out that old steel rims work even better than my Krauser boxes - I had a flat in the middle of nowhere but fortunately rather close to a car garage and the owner was very helpful in both, vulcanizing the flat and organizing two old steel rims. Works like a charm!

PS: Since I had to push the bike for about 500m to get to this garage I had to take off the boxes and everything else - it's actually all in the trunk of that red car you can see on pic2 - it's amazing how two people on one bike can fill up an entire Opel trunk
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For fixing punctures pop a Pannier under the right hand foot peg and lean the bike onto the stand.

For Oiling the chain sit on the ground and just pull the bike over on the foot stand. Can be balance easily enough to rotate while oiling.
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We found that a handy rock worked well in Cambodia while fixing punctures. On reflection I can't help but think that we might have had less punctures if we hadn't both carried our favourite rocks everywhere...
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this might help:

http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=1434

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Bike Krutch

Bike supports -check out 'Bike Krutch' on the web.
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Leaving it on it's side

If the bike has a battery without fluids and we put the gasoline switch at the "off" position can't we leave the bike on it's side at the ground? Does it need other precautions?
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Yes, you can lay the bike on the ground.

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Nice to see on how many way's you can lift a wheel

But anyone tried to put out two wheels at the same time? I did



First I tried to put the lid of the panniers under the bike. But that was instable, and the bike fall back wards! Nu damaged done, luckily.



After that I put the tripod of my camera under the pannier rack. That worked well for me
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By the looks of the picture...... flippin doddle as you have a main stand!
Try with ONLY a side stand.............. need extra hands or lie bike on side but that's not the easiest of methods to get wheel & swingarm off
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