Bike Wheel Lift
Now be honest - DO YOU lubricate your chain as often as you should?
A dry chain can waste over
15% of your precious engine power! Manufacturers tell us to do it
every 200 miles, but let's face it, what a pain. Are you tired of
wheeling your bike backwards and forwards to access the chain -
well at last here's the answer to your prayers.
The Tommy Jack from On-Bike makes chain lube a
cinch. The Tommy Jack is lightening quick because it's lifting beam
just slips under the bike's suspension arm. When the jack's pivot
lever is swung down towards the ground the rear wheel is airborne!
A safety-locking pin is inserted to complete the task in 2 seconds!
The rear wheel can then be spun to crank the chain round for lubricating.
Always lubricate your chain 'after' you have been on a journey!
Why not lube it just before a run? Your chain spray contains a solvent
and a lubricating agent. The solvent liquefies the high-viscosity
lubricating agent to make it spray-able. It takes up to an hour
for the solvent to evaporate, so use the bike within that time and
the rotating chain will disperse the solvent and the lubricant all
over your bike and your leathers!
Why lube it just after a run? Because when the chain is warm the
lubricant flows freely. Just leave the bike to stand and let the
solvent dry, every link will be protected it in readiness for your
Tommy Jack is a perfect take along for chain driven
bikes. Small enough to pack unnoticed in jackets, tank bags and
saddlebags, it's the perfect on road companion. Its light weight
wont even alter your bikes power to weight ratio! Addressing alignment
and lubrication needs far from home is now a one man task.
Used with a bit of common sense, Tommy Jack will
amaze you with its stability. It's low cost and superb functionality
make it a no brainer for those longer day trips, off road weekends
and sport tours that keep you away from home for a few days.
When Deploying Tommy Jack on a downward sloping
grade, ill advised though it may be, It is a great idea to lock
the front brake lever with a rubber band or bungie to prevent your
bike from rolling forward. Sometimes one dosen't have a choice about
these things, but always look for an uphill parking situation whenever