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Anyone knows the bolt size for the rear spool slider? Also, can anyone recommend some tried and true spool sliders and a decent rear stand to go along with them? Maintaining the chain with just the sidestand is really becoming a chore lately due to the limited space.
 

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Huhmm actually, and with disappointment I must say, I didn't see any threaded holes for fitting screw-in spools, as most of my other previous bikes had :(
Some of the options would be:
-Trough-axle spool setup (photo 1) - what I don't like with setup is that it looks like you wouldn't be able to remove the wheel from the bike if need be!
-Chain-adjuster spool setup, with a kit that would include replacement adjusters allowing you to screw spools on it. Photo 2/3. The ones fitting towards the front of the bike (photo 3) seems better if you want to remove wheel.
(R&G and CSG are the companies I found making such adapters. No I don't work for them and never tried these items myself)
-No spools!, just 'L' shaped universal adapters on a standard rear-wheel stand (this is what I use for now) photo 4 from my own bike/stand. Photo 5 for a clearer example!
 

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Huhmm actually, and with disappointment I must say, I didn't see any threaded holes for fitting screw-in spools, as most of my other previous bikes had :(
Some of the options would be:
-Trough-axle spool setup (photo 1) - what I don't like with setup is that it looks like you wouldn't be able to remove the wheel from the bike if need be!
-Chain-adjuster spool setup, with a kit that would include replacement adjusters allowing you to screw spools on it. Photo 2/3. The ones fitting towards the front of the bike (photo 3) seems better if you want to remove wheel.
(R&G and CSG are the companies I found making such adapters. No I don't work for them and never tried these items myself)
-No spools!, just 'L' shaped universal adapters on a standard rear-wheel stand (this is what I use for now) photo 4 from my own bike/stand. Photo 5 for a clearer example!
Sorry, but I don't think I understand how you go about doing with an adapter. I don't have any experience with bikes but don't you just screw it in and it's ok? Obviously you can't with the G310R as you specified, but I can't for the love of god understand the adapter procedure. :/ I saw R&G listed a spool on RevZilla but the shipping cost to EU is absurd.

The L shaped rear wheel stand looks a bit dangerous, does it hold the bike steady or can it let it go abruptly? If so, I can just go ahead and buy it and not have to worry about it I guess?

Would something like this from Oxford work?
 

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Sorry, but I don't think I understand how you go about doing with an adapter. I don't have any experience with bikes but don't you just screw it in and it's ok? Obviously you can't with the G310R as you specified, but I can't for the love of god understand the adapter procedure. :/ I saw R&G listed a spool on RevZilla but the shipping cost to EU is absurd.

The L shaped rear wheel stand looks a bit dangerous, does it hold the bike steady or can it let it go abruptly? If so, I can just go ahead and buy it and not have to worry about it I guess?

Would something like this from Oxford work?
Sorry if I was not clear, let's put it in graphic. On the following picture, if you would buy this R&G kit, you'd have:
#1= The spool which would screw in #2= a chain adjuster bracket having a threaded hole inside it, replacing your stock chain adjuster bracket that does not have any threaded hole.

As for the L shaped rear-stand, if you take care positioning the brackets under the swingarm, no problems. Takes a few times to get use to it. It has springs that "pushes" trough the swingarm.
Looks like the Oxford would do the job. And if one day you install spools on your G310R then you can swap just the adapters on the stand, replacing them for spool-compatible ones, so you'd keep the same stand.
 

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Replying to myself, after looking at my own bike: the bracket I pictured in my last post would be "added", not "replacing" any existing stock bracket. Sorry for the confusion.
 

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Sorry if I was not clear, let's put it in graphic. On the following picture, if you would buy this R&G kit, you'd have:
#1= The spool which would screw in #2= a chain adjuster bracket having a threaded hole inside it, replacing your stock chain adjuster bracket that does not have any threaded hole.

As for the L shaped rear-stand, if you take care positioning the brackets under the swingarm, no problems. Takes a few times to get use to it. It has springs that "pushes" trough the swingarm.
Looks like the Oxford would do the job. And if one day you install spools on your G310R then you can swap just the adapters on the stand, replacing them for spool-compatible ones, so you'd keep the same stand.
Ahh I understand what you mean now. So, supposedly most bikes have a threaded hole, you insert a spool and its over. But with the G310R there is no such mechanism so you have to buy a kit/adapter for the spool that is specific to each bike so you can have a threaded hole for the spool and the bolt for the chain adjuster; it all makes sense now.

I see, I'll just go for the Oxford stand then since I can't afford to wait 1 month shipping and pay double the price (almost) for the kit. You may need to help me again in the near future if I have problems with it. ;)

Many thanks man, I appreciate the time you devoted
 

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R&G Rear Spool Sliders

Hi Heap. I’m also interested in the R&G Offset Rear Spool Sliders. My interest is primarily for using in conjunction with a service paddock. I’m wondering if you know if you can a) adjust the chain tension while the bike is on the stand? and b) can you remove the wheel while the bike is on the stand? They don’t see to be of much service use otherwise.
 

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The stand which goes under the swing arm, allows both adjustment and axle removal. According to the picture in the riders manual, BMW stand does the same. They are relatively cheap at Harbor Freight or Cycle Gear. I am new to no center stand bikes and relatively new to chains. The front stand appears to fit under the fork tube and lift the front end as well. It will be a while before I need a new front tire, so this will wait and maybe...MAYBE BMW will have a center stand for the R.
 

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Hi Heap. I’m also interested in the R&G Offset Rear Spool Sliders. My interest is primarily for using in conjunction with a service paddock. I’m wondering if you know if you can a) adjust the chain tension while the bike is on the stand? and b) can you remove the wheel while the bike is on the stand? They don’t see to be of much service use otherwise.
Assuming you are referring to these: https://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/BMW/G310R/2018/CR0064BK/ then:
- YES you will be able to move the wheel back and forth (for chain adjustment & lubrication)
- NO you won't be able to remove the wheel as these spools are held by the axle. As soon as you'll remove the axle to remove the wheel, the spools will no longer have any support!

It seems a company called GSG might have a better design where the spools are held by the chain adjuster bolts, theoretically allowing you to remove the wheel . Not sure how strong that would be, never seen or tried myself but might do the trick. Look at BMW G310R Sliders/Crash Protectors. Wild Hair Accessories, Motorcycle Accessories. and scroll down to GSG Rear Stand Adapter (part# 29-44-15-W17).
 
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