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Has anyone here put spools on their Monkey?
I believe they could be added where the suspension attaches to the frame.
I’m guessing it’s a 10mm?
I would like to get a rear stand for my bike and could use some recommendations.
Anyone have experience with this?
 

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i have a stand from harbor freight that lifts with cradles that will lift the swing arm, no spools needed, 35 bucks. i used it to do a sprocket swap and had to remove the rear tire. that is a issue with a spool on the axle. using spools on the shock stud? i doubt there is enough thread there to mount one. what i would like is a better way to lift the front or whole bike. as theres not much under the engine that you can use a lift on. might have to custom fab some kind of adapter.
 

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Drew, thanks for the reply.
It would be great if I could find a stand that lifts from the swing arm and not have to install spools.
I want to lift the back tire to make cleaning the chain easier.
Do you have a link to the lift you got from Harbor Freight?
Thanks
 

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The cradle works perfect for the bike, though watch out depending on what work as I've had the bike slide down the cradle. I do have spools on my bike, they're the Gcraft spools and attach down at the base of the rear shocks.

The harbor freight option looks like the cradle should work pretty easy: 1000 Lb. Capacity Motorcycle Swingarm Rear Stand
 

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Thanks Drew, this is a much nicer solution then putting on spools and having to borrow a torque wrench.
It’s also surprisingly inexpensive.
Since the bike only weighs 230lbs, I don’t need a big expensive Pit Bull stand.
 

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Does anybody have the thread dimensions of the lower shock studs?
I just picked up the lift, pictured above. Open box, half price, plus 25% off!
Great score! Now I need spools. I see them on Amazon for $8 -$12.
 

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Chimera spools/shock nut. Single piece of steel.

Ordered from Steady Garage.
 

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I have the chimera ones as well. I off-road mostly and thought I would whack my leg on them dismounting. I put them on for maintenance and remove when done.
 

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I have the chimera ones as well. I off-road mostly and thought I would whack my leg on them dismounting. I put them on for maintenance and remove when done.
Haven't had any issues with them contacting me or anything else so far.

I'm riding rocky desert terrain.
 

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As long as they ship in a timely manor that is fine.I will not actually have the Monkey until next month and it's the dead of winter here in upstate New York.
 

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As long as they ship in a timely manor that is fine.I will not actually have the Monkey until next month and it's the dead of winter here in upstate New York.
They are quick to get things sent out. If they have something I usually go there first as I know it is in the mail that day or the next.

I'm originally from Bingo-town. I won't visit there unless it is summer anymore. Good time to work on projects in winter though.
 

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Haven't had any issues with them contacting me or anything else so far.

I'm riding rocky desert terrain.
it was more a perceived threat then actual. Plenty of other stuff fir me to kick. The castle nuts look better anyways and it only takes a second. Did it today to clean the chain and tighten it. But it was perfect so I only cleaned and lubed.
 
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