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 Post subject: Paddock Stand Disaster
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:46 pm 
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https://www.reddit.com/r/motorcycles/comments/a0fs1b/awww_sht/

I always used to worry this would happen when I had the bike up on both the front/rear stands with both wheels off - never did - although once the front stand did flip up - but thank f*** the wheel was still on and it just bounced onto the floor! After that I started putting a 10 kilo weight on the front stand to stop it flipping up in the future.

Recently I've started using an Abba stand with the arm attachment (for front wheel removal).


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:12 pm 
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i must admit i always hated using front paddock stand on the forks hoon

personally I use a rear "swing arm cup" type paddock stand and use a trolley jack with wood across all 4 down pipes ,,, it doesnt hold all the bike weight as such , just keeps bike upright and the weight on the rear stand, you can also use a paint tin with wood to support if dont want to trust the jack for longer periods.

i also use rope from the garage rafter to tie around the bars to hold up for very long periods ,,,, :angel

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Lucky sod has far too much space in his garage !

If my bike falls off the paddock stand it would just end up leant against the wall, or against another bike.

Glad to see that the dog didn't get blamed ...

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:04 pm 
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use a trolley jack with wood across all 4 down pipes ,,, it doesnt hold all the bike weight as such , just keeps bike upright and the weight on the rear stand, you can also use a paint tin with wood to support if dont want to trust the jack for longer periods.


Yeah - the trolley jack is a nice solution.

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i also use rope from the garage rafter to tie around the bars to hold up for very long periods


Also very good :D

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If my bike falls off the paddock stand it would just end up leant against the wall, or against another bike.


I had to have a big garage clear out before I started on my resto - the garage was full of crap - prior to this it was so cramped and dark in there working on the bike was like being the U-Boat engineer in 'Das Boot' . . .

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Glad to see that the dog didn't get blamed ...


Yeah me too - it's one thing getting the blame for farting - but getting the blame for wrecking a Triumph Speed Triple is another matter :angel


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:27 pm 
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I normally use a front stand that goes into the head-tube instead on lifting on the forks:
https://www.thansen.dk/scooter-knallert ... 171546635/

If left for longer periods (too busy on other stuff as well), i usually hold the front up using a ratchet strap attacked to a beam on the ceiling.


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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:25 pm 
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I normally use a front stand that goes into the head-tube instead on lifting on the forks


Yeah - the head tube stand is more stable and secure than the fork stand for propping up the front end.


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Another redditor!

Tbh, this is something I've never even considered. Might start adding weight to the paddock stand or straps to the ceiling.

In terms of front, its a tip i got from this forum but what i do is lift up using a jack under the header pipes and then lower onto axle stands. I use 2 larger ones if doing sommet quick, or 2 smaller ones to get the bike a bit lower if leaving it for longer.

I did once bend a disc when trying to fit the front wheel back in with the bike lifted on a jack.


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 Post Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:07 pm 
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Tbh, this is something I've never even considered. Might start adding weight to the paddock stand or straps to the ceiling.


Yeah - a bit of weight on the front stand provides a bit of extra security - it doesn't happen often but if the weight shifts slightly the front stand can flip up.


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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm 
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yea, thinking about it,...gonna start using some straps to the cieling beams. Mine has just an asbestos? roof with angle iron frame to hold it up, so might not be strong enough to support long term but might be useful as an insurance policy.


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