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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-02-2017, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Winter Storage Stand?

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Hope riding is going well for everyone. Would anyone know if there is a good winter storage stand for the Rebel. I've been reading that we're supposed to keep the bikes off the ground for the winter and I was wondering if people had good recommendations for me, something that I can buy online preferably for winter storage in Canada.

P.S. It does get cold here but please don't let this post confirm your misconceptions that we live in Igloos up here. We have moved on to bricks. Thanks
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Hello all,

Hope riding is going well for everyone. Would anyone know if there is a good winter storage stand for the Rebel. I've been reading that we're supposed to keep the bikes off the ground for the winter and I was wondering if people had good recommendations for me, something that I can buy online preferably for winter storage in Canada.

P.S. It does get cold here but please don't let this post confirm your misconceptions that we live in Igloos up here. Thanks (in case you have them)
I read that there isn't any that is for the new rebel, but I also have read that people have used their car jacks to keep it of the ground. I am not sure how stable that is thought.
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Have not seen any yet, but someone I'm sure will make something prior to winter I would think.
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What a pain to keep it off the ground! Why?! I hope someone has some clever hacks for this. Maybe put rubber mats under the tires??


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I use my standard motorcycle jack for storage. Jack the bike up till it barely clears the floor, and lock the safety catch so the hydraulics won't leak down. Then I can roll it around the garage and put it anywhere I want, or move it anytime I need to. Keeps the pressure off the tires so they don't develop flat spots. Only problem is that I have 3 bikes and only 1 jack.
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I use my standard motorcycle jack for storage. Jack the bike up till it barely clears the floor, and lock the safety catch so the hydraulics won't leak down. Then I can roll it around the garage and put it anywhere I want, or move it anytime I need to. Keeps the pressure off the tires so they don't develop flat spots. Only problem is that I have 3 bikes and only 1 jack.
You're talking about a senter jack, so that you lift the bike in one go? Or..?
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I plan on continuing to ride throughout the winter, as long as the roads are clear.

65-70 mpg on the bike vs 20 mpg in my truck, and I have around a 50 mile round trip for work each day.

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I plan on continuing to ride throughout the winter, as long as the roads are clear.

65-70 mpg on the bike vs 20 mpg in my truck, and I have around a 50 mile round trip for work each day.

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Likewise, unless there's rain or snow I plan on riding (45 mile round trip).
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I plan on continuing to ride throughout the winter, as long as the roads are clear.

65-70 mpg on the bike vs 20 mpg in my truck, and I have around a 50 mile round trip for work each day.

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Sure, why not? If the roads are good, then just dress for the weather.
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You're talking about a senter jack, so that you lift the bike in one go? Or..?
Not really sure what you call it. I always just called it a motorcycle/ATV lift. It has four wheels, two of which are swivel casters. It has two horizontal arms that go under the bike frame between the wheels, along with connecting linkages that keep them horizontal as they are lifted by a hydraulic jack that is foot pedal operated. It has a removable handle that allows you to pull or push it around wherever you want it after you lift the bike.

Some bikes like the Rebel 250 require blocks between the bike frame and the jack arms to prevent lifting on the exhaust pipes or mufflers. Others like my Harley's which have the frame below the exhaust just sit directly on the arms. The arms have a rubber pad so the bike won't slip. There are loops provided on the arms, and I usually use ratchet straps on each side to attach the bike securely to the arms. This allows you to work on the bike, pull wrenches, push on it, sit on it, etc. without worrying about it falling off the jack or tipping over. It is not completely necessary as the bike usually balances and sits on it pretty solidly, but it is just a safety measure for a little more confidence. With it strapped on, it would be hard to tip it over if you and a buddy tried.

I use it for oil changes, tire work, chain service, winter storage, or anytime I want the bike lifted or stabilized to make it easier to work on. It will raise the bike about 18" if needed, or just barely clear the floor, or just decompress the suspension, or anywhere in between, depending on what you are doing to it.
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