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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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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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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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Ordered a Black Widow adjustable tire chock today from discount ramps. I'll let you know how it works out after I receive it. Here's a pic of it.
 

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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.
RC you mentioned you had the sport version. Do you think that would work with my K bike, or do I need something a little bigger? Maybe I should just ask if you use it with your Connie?
 

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Mark One, great observation on the "sport". In this case, all sport means is that its sized around this 120/70-17 front tire. I think 120/60-17 would be ok as well. The connie does very well in the baxley sport. The weight is not even a challenge. The stand is strong. Perfect choice for the K bike.


It would be a problem if you tried to use a 19 inch front tire, 21, something fat and wide, etc,
 

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Decided to contact the company and exchange it for the Baxley before they ship it out. Would rather pay a little more for one that has a good history than one that may or may not work as advertised.
 
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Baxley also make the LA Chock, an adjustable unit which accepts more tires sizes and can hold big touring rigs. It's a larger chock and less convenient for toting around but I can see some advantages, especially if it'll stay in the garage 99% of the time.
 

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Baxley also make the LA Chock, an adjustable unit which accepts more tires sizes and can hold big touring rigs. It's a larger chock and less convenient for toting around but I can see some advantages, especially if it'll stay in the garage 99% of the time.
I saw that one as well. I doubt I'll ever own a bike that doesn't use a 120/70 17 front tire. I like the sport tourers and standard bikes. The only one I've seen that uses a different size front is the Goldwing which uses a 130/70 18 tire.
 

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Decided to contact the company and exchange it for the Baxley before they ship it out. Would rather pay a little more for one that has a good history than one that may or may not work as advertised.
I know what you went through, and damn near did the same. I dont think you will regret the decision. Our bikes are light as compared to the typical streetbike. I'm sure you could get by with a cheaper chock, but the Baxley is the deluxe way to go.

I bought mine off Amazon. It was 152.00, all in because I signed up for their card and that had a 75.00 rebate for doing so. Maybe the deal is still up there? Of course, I canceled the card as soon as the chock arrived. They warn you that you can only do this once per year, but this felt like a good time.
 

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My Baxley Sport Chock arrived yesterday. It’s worth the money. The mechanism it uses to capture the tire is ingenious, and the build quality is high. It’s a solid piece. Now that I’ve seen it and used it I think it’s worth paying extra for, and especially if you think your next motorcycle will be compatible with it as well. To me this chock looks like it could last for decades, and it’s pretty likely any bike I may purchase in the future would work on it too due to my preferences in motorcycles.
 

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N1k, did you notice that second position we have, with the baxley? I think the tire rolls in a little more. Have you tried it yet? Not that there is a reason...just for fun.

On Baxley site, in the description for the sport it also says...

"Built to fit 120/70-17″ tires, also fits 110-130mm and 16″-19″ tires"

That covers what I'd be interested in. I did not realize it also would handle the different rim sizes.
 

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N1k, did you notice that second position we have, with the baxley? I think the tire rolls in a little more. Have you tried it yet? Not that there is a reason...just for fun.

On Baxley site, in the description for the sport it also says...

"Built to fit 120/70-17″ tires, also fits 110-130mm and 16″-19″ tires"

That covers what I'd be interested in. I did not realize it also would handle the different rim sizes.
I saw it, but didn’t try it. It’s not much of a difference. The included documentation says “The upper shoe has two locations. The “short” location will hold a sport bike tire and allow easy in and out action. The “deep” setting will allow a tire to engage farther into the stand for added stability during transport.”

If you or anyone else is super curious I can try that setting this weekend?
 
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