Darkside: checking rear tire pressure


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Darkside: checking rear tire pressure

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Ever since going dark on my rear tire it's become so easy to get up onto the center stand, but the rear tire is now on the ground...making checking tire pressures difficult. I tried placing a 2 x 4 under the center stand but that makes it IMPOSSIBLE to pull/roll up into position. I'd seen Scott recommend a piece of 3/4" plywood but do you hang the front tire off the front, keeping center stand and rear tire on the plywood? Any other suggestions?


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Re: Darkside: checking rear tire pressure

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erkmann wrote: Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:24 pm Ever since going dark on my rear tire it's become so easy to get up onto the center stand, but the rear tire is now on the ground...making checking tire pressures difficult. I tried placing a 2 x 4 under the center stand but that makes it IMPOSSIBLE to pull/roll up into position. I'd seen Scott recommend a piece of 3/4" plywood but do you hang the front tire off the front, keeping center stand and rear tire on the plywood? Any other suggestions?
I have a piece of 3/4" plywood that goes ONLY under the center stand. I pull in, slide the wood under the stand feet, then lift it up onto the center stand. Front tire rests lightly on the ground like normal, rear wheel is slightly off the ground.
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Re: Darkside: checking rear tire pressure

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My Maxxis is maybe 1/4" off the ground on the center stand, so I can still rotate it to check pressure.

That said, I park on a 3' x 4' x 1/2" rubber horse mat I bought from Tractor Supply (LINK), but this is to protect my garage floor from the center stand.
Perfect size to fit under the bike with both the front and rear tire off the mat, and would get the rear tire off the ground for you.


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Re: Darkside: checking rear tire pressure

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Sounds like a good reason to go to TPMS . . .


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