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Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:12 am

G'day all,

Been harassing the good folk over on the KTM forum while the SMT forum was down and have learned a couple of useful things.....

There is a neat prop stand from 'Tirox' - it folds up for transport, and plugs in to the SS swingarm axle of an SDGT/R or Ducati. I have ordered one but it won't arrive in Aus until Friday at the earliest (no Aussie importer as usual...... maybe in 12 months someone will realize we need this invention for traveling ;) ).

Google Snapjack SS...... or look on Ebay..... prices vary, and freight to Aus is a killer, but the stand is a top idea.

I ended up buying from JT Cycles as Revzilla wouldn't sell to Australia and the other sellers were more expensive or had high freight/tax charges. (cost will be around $90-110Aus + $50del).
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Also, for the vertically challenged there is a 25mm lowering kit on www.whaccessories.com new for 1290GT/R, though that requires raising the forks and shortening the side stand.....

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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by Aussie Dave » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:35 am

My SnapJack SS has arrived :D

Only ordered it 11Feb..... and it turned up 22Feb 8-)

Sadly, it has suffered some in transit damage due not enough internal wrap protection - I gave the supplier some feedback for future orders. Unfortunately our Aussie importers are too slow to add clever new ideas to their product/suppliers lists, otherwise i would have bought locally and saved the freight.

Anyway, smart new prop stand is in my travel kit...... pity it looks a bit banged up.... (like me, I suppose :lol: ).
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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by Aussie Dave » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:40 am

G'day all,

Used my SnapJack this arvo and it was easy and stable.... just like the packaging said.... ;)

It works best with the steering locked to the full left position (and with the handbrake lever secured by the velcro strap supplied).

Sure, I was doing ok without it on trips (I used Motul C5 chain paste and brushed it on in sections before rolling the Gt forward a bit) but the SnapJack allows me to use my spray lube and spin the wheel by hand.

It comes apart with little pins and folds away into a small bag and it only weighs 1.8Lbs (whatever that is in Kilo's..... it's not much).

I'll give it 5stars :D

Ps The seller replied to my message about extra wrapping for post and he thanked me for the feedback and will make sure future orders are wrapped properly.
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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by jjscsix » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:21 pm

Looks like something very useful. Thanks for posting. I will be checking Revzilla.
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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by GaryCulb » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:14 pm

Great product. When on the road combine with the Grease Ninja ( https://www.greaseninja.com ) to lube the chain. Both small enough to put in a side bag. Best,

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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:30 pm

jjscsix wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:21 pm
Looks like something very useful. Thanks for posting. I will be checking Revzilla.

I had a look at Revzilla's price and I'd recommend looking at other sellers as well...... JT Cycles was $65usd whereas Revzilla was 114usd or so..... others in the Euro world were $165UK...... it pays to look around.

Also, JT Cycles are aware of my packaging damage and replied to my email - they will pack future orders better. I used Ebay and had no problems - great tracking and good security etc.

Cheers :)
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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by mrslackloin » Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:04 am

I like that unit Dave. Saves the muck-around of stop-start rolling the bike forward that normally accompanies chain maintenance out on the road, or if you're a Neville-No-Mates and have nobody to rock the bike over on its sidestand while you apply the chain lube. Compact enough for under the seat, or is it a topbox item?

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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:53 pm

G'day Mrs L..... :lol:

It's a bit big for under the GT seat with the charcoal canister in situ - though i haven't tried it yet.... i'm waiting for my canister dongle to arrive before i commit to creating some proper room under the rear seat. (I nearly did the removal on Sunday avo, was thinking I could leave the canister valve plugged in and plug the vacuum hoses to the throttle bodies and then plug or route the fuel vapour line down to the rear peg supports - without lifting the tank..... but I figured, what's the rush, and decided to wait a few more days for the plug in dongle). Massimo has posted about this.... no real need for the resistor/dongle... just leave the valve plugged in and loop seal it from dust.

I'd say it's a pannier tool (it only weighs 1/2kg)..... it has a little bag to keep it from smudging clothes etc....... I don't know if it is available from bike shops yet here...... that would be the best way to buy one as the freight from the US is about the same as the cost of the unit........ Definitely ask around here or if buying on the infernal web, keep shopping around....... I found $65us, when others were twice that, and the UK was more expensive again...., then there is freight, $50-$70au depending on who was selling.......
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Re: Snapjack SS prop stand for lubing chain/finding punctures

Post by Aussie Dave » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:50 am

Yep, it fits easily under the seat...... once you've tossed the charcoal canister ;)
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