Whether you're at the track for your ride, or at home in the garage, having the ability to easily get your dirt bike raised off the ground to perform some maintenance is a god send. There is a wide variety of bike stands to let you get your bike into a convenient position, but motorcycle lift stands offer this in the most efficient and effortless manner. Most make use of a simple levered action to let you use a one foot action on it's levering foot pedal to bring your machine to a nice, stable and well-supported position. It's certainly an easier means of getting the front wheel or rear wheel off of the ground than the static race stand seen under a lot of motocross machines. While these static options offer a better work platform than the complimentary triangle stand that comes with a lot of off-road bikes, you will still need to exert yourself quite a bit to get your motorbike safely planted onto this type of motorcycle stand, not the most enjoyable experience after putting in all you've got on the track or trail.
Typically manufactured from heavy duty steel to ensure an adequate weight capacity, an adjustable lift stand sits up near the top of the wishlist for off-the-bike motorcycle accessories. Along with tie-downs and wheel chocks, a good bike lift is a staple item to make owning, transporting and maintaining your dirt bike as effortless as it can be. And while many enduro machines still offer a swingarm bike stand, the truth is changing a tyre on your Yamaha or Kawasaki is certainly more easily achieved when the required wheel is off the ground, and solidly supported at a height that suits.
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