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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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