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Offline King Orry

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Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« on: June 09, 2018, 13:46:24 »
Because I keep baulking at the price of a centre stand.. I’ve ‘modded’ my ‘bit of wood’ alternative.
It’s enough to support the bike while oiling the chain etc (and at a push I’d guess, to remove the wheel.. then chock properly).
If I can be bothered I may source a piece of box-section steel and make a proper ‘professional’ one, though, along with the oil bottle and ‘toothbrush applicator’, this one has seen action across Europe without issue.
And no, I’m not from Yorkshire  :thumb:
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2018, 14:47:09 »
Seems a neat solution to me: when oiling a chain the worst that can happen is surely that the bike could drop back on it's wheel/sidestand support.  Not sure I'd trust it with a wheel off!
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 15:19:17 »
What ever works for you  :thumb: seems to be an OK solution if you don't have a centre stand .
I think I would prefer a metal version though. 
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2018, 18:00:10 »
If I didn't have one I think I'd be inclined to buy one. Probably cost more to sort the damage if it falls over and if it falls on top of you it could hurt! I've got an ABBA  stand that I've used for various bikes but not the V-Strom. Haven't looked into whether it would work on the V-Strom. Paddock stand maybe? Nothing beats the day to day convenience of a centre stand.

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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2018, 18:10:11 »
Looks oak-ay to me, but you'd be sycamore if it fell off it.
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2018, 18:50:27 »
When he saw the damage he wood pine...

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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2018, 21:10:09 »
He would be weeping like a willow.
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 22:21:37 »
This was a sensible post before you all started larching about.
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2018, 22:36:01 »
You are right, I think he nailed it, the post was plane(d) and simple and I for one could see the wood for the trees  :thumb:
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2018, 22:38:02 »
 lol
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2018, 22:39:27 »
Works for Heather Mills.

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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2018, 00:33:22 »
Knot the replies I’d hoped for.
Deciduous-ly predictable
Not tree-mendously helpfully.
Wish you people would leaf it out
Though if it topples I guess I can legitimately call ‘timber’.




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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2018, 07:30:21 »
 lol lol
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2018, 09:15:00 »
 lol lol
It goes against the grain to criticise but wood you knot be better if it had a brace to stop it toppling ?
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2018, 12:54:12 »
Cedar problem is its branching out from the conventional

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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2018, 13:23:54 »
Alder replies to this poplar thread are a credit to yew all. Elm impressed.
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2018, 16:25:08 »
An Acer reply Martin...
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2018, 16:53:30 »
Just logged in and found this, I've twigged what's going on but I'm not sure it's getting to the root of the problem. The Admins should make Yew all stick to the OP! 
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Re: Pine-ing for a centre-stand.? Wood you trust it..?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2018, 17:35:52 »
Fair point BM, we should stop larching about seeing as we are Alder enough to know better. No point beeching about it though.

 I think it works but it looks a little bit rough. It needs sprucing up a bit.
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