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Do paddock stands fit all bikes?

Do paddock stands fit all bikes?

There are two main types of paddock stand; ones that are universal and ones that use bobbins. The universal variety will lift the rear of the bike on the swingarm and will fit wherever possible while front stands also tend to be universal, lifting on the bottom of the fork legs.

Can you leave a motorbike on a paddock stand?

Use paddock stands – if you can An excellent option for keeping your bike in a solid, sturdy position and to keep the bike’s weight off its tyres is to use one (or two) paddock stands. Place an old piece of carpet between the tyre and the ground and move their position every few weeks to avoid flat spots.

Is Paddock Stand necessary?

A paddock stand is very necessary for the timely chain maintenance as the rear wheel needs to be free for the chain to be properly cleaned and lubricated. Since the paddock stand lifts off the rear wheel and makes it free to move, thus chain maintenance become a child’s play with its help.

Is Paddock Stand safe?

Paddock Stand Provides Safety So, you are doing some maintenance on your motorbike, probably changing the oils or cleaning the chain. The bike is standing on the side-stand, and boom, out of nowhere, it falls over. Now the worst-case scenario might be that you injure yourself. But that’s not even the scary bit.

Is it bad to leave motorcycle on stand?

A few days (even a week or two) on the side stand won’t hurt anything as long as there’s no danger of the bike getting tipped over and there’s nothing wrong with your side stand.

Do you need front and rear paddock stands?

You should be able to use the stand on your own, but if possible it’s safer to have someone help. If you’re undoing the rear wheel, crack the axle bolt before putting the bike on the stand. Never use a front paddock stand on its own (the bike won’t stay on it) – always put your bike on a rear stand first.

Do I need a front and rear paddock stand?

You don’t have to but it can have its advantages. If you use a front and rear paddock stand when storing the bike, you keep the weight off the tyres, which in turn can save them from deforming, cracking or getting a cold-related surface burn.

How does a front paddock stand work?

You can lift the bike with the front stand using two methods. First one is to lift from the bottom of the forks and the second is from under the steering head. You will find several types of stands out in the market that lift the bike and handles in both the front and the rear.