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Offline Ibraz

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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2018, 12:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by Craigasaki [+]

Ooh but all that extra weight   :002:

Meh... It’s just suspension improvement for a featherweight rider :)

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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2018, 05:22 PM »
Best option for Paddock-Stand then is one with an extending side-mounted arm like my old Champion thing, fouls nowt  :002:
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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2018, 06:06 PM »
so I goes and gets a nice shiny Oxford Premium Paddock stand but as my old missus used to say, "you can't get it near the bobbins".   :138:  So at best that is two trips more trips across town, once on the bike to see if the dealer has one that fits and once in the car to return the stand that is no good.  Who designs these things?

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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #13 on: Feb 23, 2018, 01:44 PM »
just to be fair to Oxford.  It can fit around the tail tidy, but I found very difficult to do solo.  Much easier with the handle reversed, just have to be a bit careful not to trap your fingers as the handle hits the ground now.

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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #14 on: Feb 23, 2018, 05:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tonyt4 [+]
so I goes and gets a nice shiny Oxford Premium Paddock stand but as my old missus used to say, "you can't get it near the bobbins".   :138:  So at best that is two trips more trips across town, once on the bike to see if the dealer has one that fits and once in the car to return the stand that is no good.  Who designs these things?

It's a paddock stand, yes?  Have you ever seen a racebike with a mudguard and EU compliant license plate?   :notsure:   But, luckily, mudguards are mostly plastic, and flexible plastic at that.  You push the mudguard in or to the side a little and the stand engages the bobbins w/o a problem.  I will be the first one to admit it's not nearly as convenient a stand with a side mounted handle (especially those that point forward, that also make it easier to balance the bike while you are lifting it), but it's not that difficult. 

Not as easy as a centerstand would have been, though...   :whistle:

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« Last Edit: Feb 23, 2018, 06:20 PM by Gustavo »
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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #15 on: Mar 04, 2018, 03:00 AM »
The first thing I did was hack off the rear tail with  the refector.  There was no way that was going to last.  Looks 100% better.  I think the center stand is the best idea, expensive but like said, its always with you.
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Re: paddock stands
« Reply #16 on: Mar 04, 2018, 08:24 AM »
I've got a Micron paddock stand (picked it up second hand for £15). Easy to locate on the bobbins and doesn't foul on anything as you lift the bike. I've seen them come up quite regularly on ebay, gumtree etc, so worth looking out for one.

Like this one:

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorcycle_parts/content_prod/11532