Are motorcycle stands necessary?

What is the point of a motorcycle stand?

A motorcycle center-stand is intended primarily for maintenance work, not for routine parking of a bike. It allows you to get one (or both) of the wheels off the ground to enable chain maintenance or removing one or both of the wheels. By default (on most modern bikes) it is the rear wheel that is lifted.

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.

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.

Are motorcycle stands stable?

No motorbike is stable with the front stand only. Chances of tipping over are quite high! And when you’re done with maintenance, be sure to remove the front stand first.

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Can you use a rear motorcycle stand on the front?

Once both the rear and the front are lifted on stands, the motorcycle is very secure and both wheels are elevated. When removing the stands, remember to remove the front stand first (again, the rear stand is okay to use alone, but the front stand should never be used without the rear already in place).

What is the point of a paddock stand?

A paddock stand is essentially a metal contraption that keeps a motorcycle stable while it is stationary. Don’t confuse it with a side-stand or a centre-stand of your motorcycle as with a paddock stand, you can keep one wheel, or both wheels in the air.

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.

What are paddock stands for?

Paddock stands lift the wheels of your bike off the ground making chain maintenance, changing brake pads so much easier. Paddock stands are also ideal for storing your bike. Paddock stand bobbins, or spools, attach to your bike’s swing arm allowing the bike to be lifted by the paddock stand.

Are all paddock stands the same?

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.

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