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My understanding is the later bikes have a threaded point at which the bike accepts bolt on paddock stand bobbins while the earlier bikes did not have this. Please share whatever it is you use to raise the bike to apply chain lube.

I have something called a Tommy Jack and take this when on longer trips. I think it will work well on the scrambler too but wont know till I get the bike... but would rather use paddock stand at home. Hopefully my yet to be built bike will have attachment for universal bobbins I already own.

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My understanding is the later bikes have a threaded point at which the bike accepts bolt on paddock stand bobbins while the earlier bikes did not have this. Please share whatever it is you use to raise the bike to apply chain lube.

I have something called a Tommy Jack and take this when on longer trips. I think it will work well on the scrambler too but wont know till I get the bike... but would rather use paddock stand at home. Hopefully my yet to be built bike will have attachment for universal bobbins I already own.

Sportsbike Wheel Jack | Tommy Jack Wheel Lift | Fast and Easy to Use
Hi TC3

Evotech have a set of paddock bobbins for the Scrambler, even though they say 'Availability: Currently Unavailable'

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Posted this before but can't remember where. The rear axle is similar in size to handlebars, I had some old bar inserts left over from handguards on another bike so just bought cheap paddock stand bobbins with the right size bolt (8mm in my case), used the insert bolts and mounted the bobbins to the insert. Slid them into the axle, tightened them up and work perfectly for $20

The inserts I had were around 50mm long with a rubber coated expanding aluminium centre so really strong. You could always buy a cheap set of bar ends and bobbins off ebay and do the same thing as long as the inserts aren't too cheap and nasty.
 

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Posted this before but can't remember where. The rear axle is similar in size to handlebars, I had some old bar inserts left over from handguards on another bike so just bought cheap paddock stand bobbins with the right size bolt (8mm in my case), used the insert bolts and mounted the bobbins to the insert. Slid them into the axle, tightened them up and work perfectly for $20

The inserts I had were around 50mm long with a rubber coated expanding aluminium centre so really strong. You could always buy a cheap set of bar ends and bobbins off ebay and do the same thing as long as the inserts aren't too cheap and nasty.
Cheers Doc thats an option I will look at :)
 

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I've done the: spray, push five feet, spray, push five feet...... on bikes in the past if they didn't have center stands. I own a Condor brand aluminum wheel chock that the scrambler will be getting parked in at night (keeps the bike straight upright so it doesn't waste garage space.)

Using that Condor chock on the front wheel I then use my car jack to raise bikes' rear wheels so I can apply chain wax.



I've had bikes that were light enough to pull over on the kick stand and get the rear tire off of the ground and use my right foot to rotate the tire while spraying chain wax on the chain. It's not ideal, but it works. I'm not sure what the ergonomics and weight of the Scrambler are like so that might not be an option.

The Condor chock came with a bike I bought a few years ago. I would have never bought one because they're like 300 dollars. Now that I have one, I don't know how I lived without it for so long. The whole universal aspect of it has been great. I've had every bike I've owned in the thing to facilitate tire changes, fork oil replacement, and lots of other service stuff.
 

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I've done the: spray, push five feet, spray, push five feet...... on bikes in the past if they didn't have center stands. I own a Condor brand aluminum wheel chock that the scrambler will be getting parked in at night (keeps the bike straight upright so it doesn't waste garage space.)

Using that Condor chock on the front wheel I then use my car jack to raise bikes' rear wheels so I can apply chain wax.



I've had bikes that were light enough to pull over on the kick stand and get the rear tire off of the ground and use my right foot to rotate the tire while spraying chain wax on the chain. It's not ideal, but it works. I'm not sure what the ergonomics and weight of the Scrambler are like so that might not be an option.

The Condor chock came with a bike I bought a few years ago. I would have never bought one because they're like 300 dollars. Now that I have one, I don't know how I lived without it for so long. The whole universal aspect of it has been great. I've had every bike I've owned in the thing to facilitate tire changes, fork oil replacement, and lots of other service stuff.
Thanks ... I may look into something similar out here in UK :)

Lots of options cheers guys
 

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I have something called a Tommy Jack and take this when on longer trips. I think it will work well on the scrambler too but wont know till I get the bike... but would rather use paddock stand at home. Hopefully my yet to be built bike will have attachment for universal bobbins I already own.

Sportsbike Wheel Jack | Tommy Jack Wheel Lift | Fast and Easy to Use
I'm looking for a portable one too, mainly from a puncture repair perspective while on the road. I wrote to On Bikes hoping to order one, here's the reply I received:

Thanks for your mail, the Tommyjack will not work with this bike it is designed for the Japanese sports machines!
Sorry to disappoint you, thanks and best regards
Dave
The only other portable one I liked so far is PackJack. I've written to them asking about Scrambler compatibility.

 

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I'm looking for a portable one too, mainly from a puncture repair perspective while on the road. I wrote to On Bikes hoping to order one, here's the reply I received:



The only other portable one I liked so far is PackJack. I've written to them asking about Scrambler compatibility.

Get my bike next week and will try the Tommy Jack. Is the swing arm without a flat surface underneath? It still might work as I have always tied up front brake lever to the handlebar grip. This prevents movement and allows the bike to be lifted even if a swing arn is at an angle. Will let you know once I tried
 

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I've done the: spray, push five feet, spray, push five feet...... on bikes in the past if they didn't have center stands. I own a Condor brand aluminum wheel chock that the scrambler will be getting parked in at night (keeps the bike straight upright so it doesn't waste garage space.)

Using that Condor chock on the front wheel I then use my car jack to raise bikes' rear wheels so I can apply chain wax.



I've had bikes that were light enough to pull over on the kick stand and get the rear tire off of the ground and use my right foot to rotate the tire while spraying chain wax on the chain. It's not ideal, but it works. I'm not sure what the ergonomics and weight of the Scrambler are like so that might not be an option.

The Condor chock came with a bike I bought a few years ago. I would have never bought one because they're like 300 dollars. Now that I have one, I don't know how I lived without it for so long. The whole universal aspect of it has been great. I've had every bike I've owned in the thing to facilitate tire changes, fork oil replacement, and lots of other service stuff.
nice. ive been doing the 5 ft. 5 ft. deal for 20 years. good to hear some cool tricks. thx:D
 

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Get my bike next week and will try the Tommy Jack. Is the swing arm without a flat surface underneath? It still might work as I have always tied up front brake lever to the handlebar grip. This prevents movement and allows the bike to be lifted even if a swing arn is at an angle. Will let you know once I tried
Thanks Tony. I think the swing arm definitely has some smooth inclined surfaces. Will take a closer look this weekend.
 

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Thanks Tony. I think the swing arm definitely has some smooth inclined surfaces. Will take a closer look this weekend.
Tried the Tommy Jack but it will not lift the bike safely so whoever advised it does not work with the scrambler is correct.

I ended up using the R&G paddock bobbins in garage with paddock stand. Still looking at portable bike lifts for trips
 

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The only other portable one I liked so far is PackJack. I've written to them asking about Scrambler compatibility.

The PackJack looked interesting to me too so I wrote them today and asked about the Scrambler. Here's the reply.

Thanks very much for your interest in the PackJack.
And, a very good question...
Because most Duc's are single sided swingarm design, I haven't really paid much attention to them.
Yours on the other hand, would definitely require the new RS PackJack, which has replaced the Axle version.
Two concerns:
- I know some Duc's have their sidestands attached directly to the engine case. Not very strong and I've heard that damages have occurred just by using the sidestand normally.
- Your Duc also has an abnormally long sidestand. Sometimes that can mess up the geometry required for the PackJack to work.
If your sidestand is attached via a good strong proper mount, there is an easy way to check.
Stand on the left side of your bike while on its sidestand. Reach over the bike and grab something directly over the rear wheel hub.
Pull upwards and towards yourself. If the bike lifts and settles on the sidestand and the front wheel, you're gold.
Looking a t a bunch of photos, I believe you will be OK. But I'm afraid I can't guarantee it.
Hope that gives you a little food for thought.
Cheers,
Greg

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PackJack Ventures Corp.
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If I'm reading the pricing correctly, the PackJack looks like an absolute bargain at under $50 delivered...IF it's really as easy to use as the video shows and it'll stand up to regular use.


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