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Offline motorman

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Rollastands chain and wheel cleaning stand vs. Centerstand
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:51:47 PM »
Came across this rear wheel roller for cleaning and lubing the chain.  Has anyone used this? Besides the obvious that its not on the bike for traveling, I'm wondering if it might be a good alternative to the weight of the center stand.
https://www.motovationusa.com/rollastands-chain-and-wheel-cleaning-stand.html?category_id=464#product-details-tab-reviews

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Re: Rollastands chain and wheel cleaning stand vs. Centerstand
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 09:36:02 AM »
Given the overall weight of the bike I don't think you should worry about the additional weight of the centre stand. Besides chain oiling it's also much better for cleaning and general maintenance to have the bike stable and upright. If you don't want a centre stand you would be better off with a paddock stand solution.
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Re: Rollastands chain and wheel cleaning stand vs. Centerstand
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 07:44:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by ZiggyCol [+]
Given the overall weight of the bike I don't think you should worry about the additional weight of the centre stand. Besides chain oiling it's also much better for cleaning and general maintenance to have the bike stable and upright. If you don't want a centre stand you would be better off with a paddock stand solution.

This is true.  Proper cleaning and oiling is done on an elevated stand.  I suppose I'm looking at a temporary, albeit convenient solution.  I think the appeal for me is I could use it on a trip I'm taking, and place it in the support vehicle.  (There is a large group of us going to a national park and a support/supply vehicle will be following).