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I had my brother lean the bike over on its kickstand and front wheel, lifting the rear wheel off the ground. Then I was able to spin the rear wheel and lube the chain.
 

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basicaly a controlled ballancing act.
you need to turn the bars all the way to the right.
also remove the smallest muffler shield,which takes two seconds.
i measured where the contact point is and
an 11 inch 2by4 or 4by4 will work even better.
now it;s not ridged but not wiggly either.
when in neutral you can spin confidently
wiping the wheel.
not the best pix but you can see the jist of it.
 

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For what sellers are asking for a shop stand, I'll fire up the welder and make something. I use to do my dirt bike sort of like is described above. I had to steady the bike with one hand and work one handed, and didn't dare leave it alone or a gust of wind would tip it over.
 

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That's a pretty good trick !

For lubing and cleaning a bike without a centerstand, I've just resorted to rolling the bike forward/backward and working on the exposed parts of the chain until I've gotten to all of it.
 

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Yeh stands here in the US are over priced. A good set of rear and fron stands will run you $300. I mean common, it's just a couple prices of metal welded together with some wheels slapped on. I might as well go get some pipes and weld me one myself.
 

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They make this little 2 aluminum roller piece for like 20 bucks that all you do it roll your bike back onto and it lets the rear wheel spin freely in neutral....I will try to find the website. Cheaper than a stand, easier than the wood and alot more secure....gimme some time, I found it like a month ago but had no need for it
 

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If your call Honda customer support, they are actually pretty nice to help you with details of servicing your bike. Trick is you just need to know what details to ask for and no pictures. For instance i called them to ask how much fluid to put in the forks.
 

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Why didn't Honda put a centre stand on it like they have on most road bikes? Would it add too much weight? Or is it not proper for a sports bike?
Well, they add weight and they add way more cost. But they are mighty nice to have. Plus cornering clearance issues on a sport bike like the CBR250?
 

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Plus, you can't put that cute belly pan on there...

I bought a Pit Bull stand. Yes it was overpriced, but it's well-made and has reversible ends that will work with or without spools.
 

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When you use rear stand for service like changing oil. When you filling in the new oil and the bike is on the rear stand . Will the level of the oil give correct reading as the rear wheel is off the ground or both the rear wheel have to be touching the ground like the front wheel to give the correct level of oil when you are replacing the new oil ???

The reason i am asking this i wanted to change the oil and i don't have such a tool like the workshop have..

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Even better would be a lug on the bottom of the bike that a stand - supplied with the new bike - would engage. Rollers will help with the chain, but won't hold the bike upright nor allow wheel removal.
 
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