With the Tommy Jack in place the rear wheel can be spun freely. 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.
Always lubricate your chain ‘after’ you have been on a journey! 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 next outing!
Tommy Jack is a perfect take along for chain driven bikes. Small enough to pack in tank bags and saddlebags, it’s the perfect on road companion.
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 a level or an uphill parking situation whenever possible.