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when i lowsided my bike, my spools ripped off the threaded part of the swingarm so now i cant add spools to my bike to get it off the ground.

i will probably eventually replace the swingarm, but for the meantime will a long enough rod thru the rear axle work with bike stands?

i know the axle part where the rod would go thru is quite a bit higher than where the spools mount, so i wonder if ill even be able to get it high enough? or what?

what do you guys think??
 

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It can be done!
A friend of mine has a home made one that works with a rear axle rod!
I'll try to post up a picture of it!
 

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I thought about that a few months ago. I just need someone who knows how to weld, so I can make a custom stand.
 

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here's a pic of my powers spools, Haven't mounted them yet but I think I'll just bend the cotter pin out of the way
 

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Looks slick, I may have to fab something up like that...but if my tabs get ripped off, I'll just weld them back on...lol

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The rear chain adjuster lifts are made by Gilles, they use a adapter on the stand that has a spool and it lift the Gilles piece and pulls the bike up.

you can use a rod thru the rear axle, but how are you going to remove the rear wheel if you do it this way?

The better answer would be to find a machins shop and ahve them reweld a new bung on the swing arm. Had a buddy here do the exact same thing and that is what we did and now he can use spool lifts again.
 

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I'll try fabbing a set out of billet 6063...just thread them onto a piece of threaded rod...then if you have to remove the rear wheel, just unscrew them and remove it...

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i had to do this once to adjust my chain & change my oil on a road trip to B.F.E. i ran a piece of wrought iron through the axle & while i lifted the back of the bike up, my friend slid jack stands under it,worked pretty good & it was really stable.
 
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