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post #1 of 35 Old 11-22-2019, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Which reasonably priced front wheel chock do you recommend for holding the bike upright in the garage? One that could be used for performing light maintenance like oil changes and also be temporarily bolted to a trailer floor for transporting the bike.

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Bite the bullet, spend the money and get the Baxley. Works well as a service stand. I can put mine in the bed of my truck and use it to transport motorcycles without attaching to the floor. Just butt it against the wall of the bed, ride the bike up the ramp into the chock and strap the passenger peg brackets to the forward hooks on the bed rail and it's secure.

A friend accidentally ran over mine with a trailer and it still works fine.

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The guys recommended the Baxley to me, and im glad i followed their advise.

I didnt think i would use it often, but its become "the" way to park the bike. Its as secure as the sidestand, and maybe even better.

I would be worried about the Baxley chock hurting the trailer, Johnny. Its that well made. No assembly required. Unbox it and use it.

If your even thinking about transport, for sure spend the extra for it. I bought my sport model on amazon. They offered -70.00 if you used your new amazon card that you apply for.... I did that, paid the card, then canceled. Total cost was 175.00, or so.

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So if you have this, you don't need a side stand at all? And can you get this locked by a single person riding the bike with no external help?

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Baxley it shall be.

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[QUOTE=agurudev;380850]So if you have this, you don't need a side stand at all? And can you get this locked by a single person riding the bike with no external help?[/QUOTE

I worried about this, too. You roll your bike in, and thats it. You could ride it in, too, but theres no need. I havent used my sidestand, in the garage, since i bought it. I used my rear stand, often. Now the bike goes into the chock, then the rear stand gets used. Its simple to do, and very mistake proof.

Machined pieces of metal grab and pinch your tire at the perfect moment, so the bike stays straight up. Somehow, the metal stays way away from the rim. Its like a clam shell closing. Even if you are at an angle, the stand straightens out the bike. Everything has to be just right for this to work.

Im sure others have it figured out, too, but Baxley has it perfected. Baxley also has an adjustment where it rolls in further if you used it on a trailer. I have not needed that, yet. Once its in, i dont think someone could knock it over without taking the stand with it.

Its this. They say you use the lock if you are in an earthquake zone.
You can see the guy apply that with his foot.
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If i had a shop, i would have a few of the Baxley chocks bolted to the concrete. When the riders rode into the shop, they would be able to demo the chock.

At that point, I doubt I. would be able to stock enough chocks to supply the demand.

I saved 70 or 80 dollars, ordering from Amazon. There was a big, instant rebate if you signed up for an Amazon Card. I did that, bought the chock, and canceled the card.
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Here's the chinese knock off version sold here in Canada. Works well and are a bargain, especially when they go on sale.....

https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ck/A-p8674285e

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So if you have this, you don't need a side stand at all? And can you get this locked by a single person riding the bike with no external help?

Yes.
I have one from the Grand PitStop.. Similar to the baxley but uses box-section tubing instead of pipes...
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