Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
I went to the local junk yard and got a small scissors jack from a wrecked car. Add a block of wood under the exhaust pipe and you're good to go.
The center stand holds most of the bike's weight and keeps the bike upright, and all you're doing is lifting the front an inch or so to be able to pull the tire out. It's simple, effective, and packs away small.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...