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Offline Ateride

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Bike Paddock Stands - or straight for centre stand?
« on: Feb 22, 2021, 07:45 PM »
Hi,
Upgraded recently from 2005 KLE500 to 2017 Versys 650.
Paddock stands I had for old bike, are too short - in terms I cannot lift the bike by using my own weight.
For "2015 onwards" compatible stands it shows me one with front one raising by steering bar hub, like in picture.



Now, it says that height of it is 76 cm, floor to hub height is about 70 cm - is 6 cm not too low to lift tyre off the floor?

Or instead of spending 180 on set, should I go straight to buying proper centrestand (which I plan to eventually buy anyway)? In this case, any advice which one should I buy, as sometimes I hear comments that aftermarket stands legs are too close to drive chain...
« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2021, 07:46 PM by Ateride »

Offline Sylvester

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Re: Bike Paddock Stands - or straight for centre stand?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2021, 09:51 AM »
I fitted a H&B centre stand to my V650 (and last year to my X300).  A bit of a fiddle to fit to the 650, but not too bad.  The hardest part is fitting the spring which really takes care and attention.  I found the H&B to be an excellent stand.
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Offline Ateride

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Re: Bike Paddock Stands - or straight for centre stand?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2021, 01:22 PM »
So H&B is OK in your eyes, good enough distance from the chain?
Had to use hammer a lot to fit it in?

As for paddock stands, I'll get myself chock paddock stand for front wheel (30-40), bobbins and adapters for rear* (another 30-40).
That will save me 100, will get an additional stand (chock) and can (hopefully) reuse stands I currently have instead selling them for fraction of price.  :celebrate:

*) swingarm have underneath tube for scottoiler on one side and a ABS cable on other, so with bobbins in I wont need to crush them everytime I  try to rise it

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Re: Bike Paddock Stands - or straight for centre stand?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2021, 02:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Ateride [+]
So H&B is OK in your eyes, good enough distance from the chain?

Fitting the H&B to the V650 was a bit of faff, but not a massive problem.  Never had an issue with it in five years of riding.  Fitting the H&B to the X300 was a doddle.
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Offline Ateride

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Re: Bike Paddock Stands - or straight for centre stand?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 24, 2021, 08:43 PM »
OK, thanks for answer! Will try that brand!