Wheel Jockey Review
Motorcycle chain and wheel work made easy
Big Boy model 0087
Sealed ball bearing movement
“KISS” is the mandate form Wheel Jockey®! “Keep It Simple Stupid!” , is a very simple patented tool that helps rotate motorcycle wheels for drive-chain maintenance, tire inspection and wheel cleaning. Your motorcycle is easily rolled onto Wheel Jockey; wheels turn on ball bearing rollers and provide easy access to the entire wheel or chain. Simple and small; Wheel Jockeys are small enough to stow under the seat or in Says Industry veteran and owner, Bill Kniegge, “I was always looking for a better solution to routine chain maintenance. Like most all motorcycles today, my Suzuki did not have a center-stand. Wheel Jockeys came about as a result of needing a very portable way to check tires and chain without a helper.” Top-notch materials and hardware with a durable finish, Wheel Jockey ‘Sport’ and ‘Big Boy’ models cover whatever size bike you’re riding.
Finally a BigBoy!. Wheel Jockey Big Boy is a simple tool that offers a solution for the cumbersome task of rotating motorcycle wheels for: Tire and Wheel Cleaning, Chain Maintenance, Valve Stem Positioning, and Tire Inspection. And, what’s more, Wheel Jockey® is small enough to be easily stowed under the seat or in any motorcycle luggage!
Lifts wheel less than 1.5" off the ground
Sturdy steel and aluminum construction
Accommodates motorcycles up to 950 lbs
For use on road motorcycles only; not for off-road tires
U.S. Patent No. 8,002,122
Neale Bayly, International Motorcycle Journalist
"Enter Wheel Jockey. As the owner of a motorcycle without a center stand, and with three test bikes currently on loan that don't have one either, chain lube time is always a challenge. Squirting a section before rolling the bike forward or back works, but to be quite honest it's a bit of pain. Now, with my Wheel Jockey in my seat tray, yes it's that small, I can pop it out anytime I like, roll my bike onto it, and lube away. It's also highly convenient when you want to clean the rear wheel. No need to have a race stand, no asking friends to tip the bike over, just a simple efficient one man job.Wheel Jockey comes from the mind of a lifetime motorcyclist and that's why it's so simple and effective. I just wish I'd thought of it."
Karsten Saller, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Today has been the easiest chain lube session since I drive a bike without a center stand, just a perfect start for a new year. If you're like me, always a skeptic when coming across some advice of the seller or manufacturer of an item supposed to make your life easier, then you'll appreciate the advice coming from me—a customer and biker like you. My honest opinion? The Wheel Jockey is a MUST for any chain driven street bike owner out there, be it a chopper, a custom, a naked or a sports bike. Even if it's not chain driven, it will help you clean the rims. Try it once and you'll never do without one again!
Allan Vallis, British Columbia, Canada
I've got to take my hat off to you. I immediately tried out the Wheel Jockey and it works exactly as advertised.
Rules of the Road When Using Wheel Jockey
Always exercise caution and common sense
Make sure the motorcycle engine is switched off at all times
Always try and keep one hand on the bike when rotating the wheel
When possible, enlist the aid of a friend to help further stabilize the bike
“As a time saving device, WJ couldn’t be simpler…” D. Searle; MCN (Motorcycle Consumer News)
“It was easy to use, and made the job of cleaning and lubing the bikes chain
much easier.” K. Glassman. Cycle Focus Magazine
…in my opinion, the inconvenience & aggravation you won’t have to endure
once you have it makes it very worthwhile Cycle World Magazine, Paul Dean
“Given that it should withstand many years of regular use and eases the
pain of dealing with chains and tires, it’s a tool I highly recommend”– Uwe
Wachtendorf, Sr. Editor: Motorcycle Mojo Canada
“I've got to take my hat off to you. I immediately tried out the Wheel Jockey and it
works exactly as advertised.” A Vallis, Canada
“This product is absolutely one of the greatest accessories for a motorcyclist that
owns a bike without a center stand”. D. Martin; Canada
“The Wheel Jockey is a MUST for any chain driven street bike owner out there, be
it a chopper, a custom, a naked or a sports bike.” Karsten S, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
“Wheel Jockey comes from the mind of a lifetime motorcyclist and that's why it's so
simple and effective. I just wish I'd thought of it.” Neale Bayly, Motorcycle Classics
“An indispensible piece of my touring gear” Wayne Bush, Tour Guide and Road
Warrior at www.AmericaRidesMaps.com
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works great - manoverboard FL
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: easy to use and very helpful
Cons: none, so far
I have to admit I bought the Wheel Jockey after seeing a video review by Reuben. It does work great for not only tire inflation- finding the valve stem, but, also for cleaning the wheel spokes. The best reason was to lube the chain- no more pushing the bike 1', spray lube, move 1', spray...etc, etc.Love it Thanks Reuben
Does NOT work on my bikes - WaynoJ
Recommended by Reviewer: No
Pros: None for me
Cons: Bike slides sideways on the rollers
I don't know how manoverboard or Rueben, for that matter managed to make this thing work, but it doesn't do a thing good with my Triumph Street Triple. Maybe their bikes sit more upright on the side stand. With my Triumph, even the slightest turn of the rear wheel and the bike slides sideways on the rollers. After about a foot of roll, the rear tire runs off the edge of the Wheel Jockey. Tried it on my BMW R1100S as well, with the same results. A waste of money, in my opinion.