I'm not sure, I think using the bobbin type is far quicker (and at times easier) although I seem to think the original type is safer :idunno: Maybe its just me?I like to use bobbin type, as i found the other type that fit under swing arm, can mark/scratch the swing arm if your not carefull, and it never feels as secure.
Purely for maintenance and when the bike isn't being ridden for a period of time. If you leave a bike in one position for a lenthy period of time (on the floor), your tyres can get affected.Ok, this is going to sound dumb, but why use the stand at all? Why not just the kickstand? Granted where I live, it rarely gets so cold that I have to park the bikes for more than a couple of days, but I can't see the benefit of the stands other than for maintenance.
I've got three stands, one Motrax and the two others are non branded.Thanks for the feedback guys. I have an Abba system which is great but not always my 1st option because of space restrictions.
Florida, how nice for us mortals who live in the land of wind & rain, I find a couple of reasons for leaving the rear on a stand:
-laziness: when I finished lubricating the chain:O
-with so much condensation I experience (specially this time of the year), I tend to give the wheel a spin every time I am in the garage to stop the chain getting stiff in one position (makes me feel better if nothing else)