If your bike lacks a center stand, it can be a challenge to lube and adjust the chain or clean the rear wheel. Or, you could be on a long distance ride and emergency strikes. Either way, the Tirox SnapJack is one of those brilliantly simple ideas that will instantly prove worthwhile.Pull the hand brake lever and hold it in place with the included Velcro strap to lock the front wheel. Next, push the SnapJack under the end of the swingarm and, once past the mid-point, it locks in place with a push. This raises the rear wheel about a half-inch off the ground, allowing you to do the necessary work.
The Tirox SnapJack comes in its own bag, and because it is compact—8.5 inches long when folded— and light, it is highly portable.Any bike owner without a center stand on his machine will find this a particularly useful tool, as it is so easy to use.Tirox SnapJack Specs:
Lifts Tire .5” to allow tire to spin
Stable and wide rubber cradle
Multiple adjustment heights
Locks in place
Made from HSLA High Strength Low-Allow Steel
Includes secure strap for safe removal
Includes brake locking strap
Includes Protective carry bag
Includes two floor protective pads for smooth concrete, painted and epoxy floors
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—visit your local dealer or suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.