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hi all,

i'm very ashamed to ask this question, but I have to as i dont want to drop my baby!

What is the safe way to put my bike on a paddock stand. I tried the first time, but since i dont have a center stand, the bike is tilted. When i try to lift bike on the paddock stand (rear), i feel like the bike is going to drop on the other side of the stand. Same thing when i put it off the paddock stand.

Please dont laugh at me :p
 

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hi all,

i'm very ashamed to ask this question, but I have to as i dont want to drop my baby!

What is the safe way to put my bike on a paddock stand. I tried the first time, but since i dont have a center stand, the bike is tilted. When i try to lift bike on the paddock stand (rear), i feel like the bike is going to drop on the other side of the stand. Same thing when i put it off the paddock stand.

Please dont laugh at me :p
This is common. Not exactly stupid of you to be concerned if you havent done it before.:cool: I usually put a hand on the tail to help stabilize the bike. Not that it helps me allot, but while I am lifting the bike with the rear stand, I can guide it to the other side of the stand and it always lands in place. I use a Pit Bull set. I have a rear stand with some Nylon spools attached to the swing arm, and I have a front lift stand that works easy after, of course, the rear stand is in place. You just gotta take your time and watch carefully.:)
 

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I agree with Sidmarklong...... also, don't EVER be ashamed to ask anything on this forum. We have ALL asked questions that might otherwise be deemed "questionable" before.... :D
 

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don't EVER be ashamed to ask for some help putting it on the stands!!

I get the wife to help !
I have no rear paddock bobbins or spools to put the stands on so i slide it onto the Axle.

No hijack, but am i right about not being able to get screw in bobbins for my RRV. I did see something at the bike show that goes through the rear axle itself, are these for paddock stands ?
 

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thanks guys for you help and i will NEVER get my wife to help me..... i'm sure she would drop my baby maybe on purpose :)

oh BTW do I need the bobbins? My paddock stand has got L-shaped holders which I think go under the swingarm not on bobbins but i'm no sure
 

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We don't take chances in our house.. I hold the bike up and Sideshow Bob does the paddockstandything :thumb:
 

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oh BTW do I need the bobbins? My paddock stand has got L-shaped holders which I think go under the swingarm not on bobbins but i'm no sure

The bracket goes under the swingarm, till you get the hang of it get a block under the stand not too upright, and lift from there. I have a grab rail on the back of mine and just hold it from there, you will get the hang of the balance..
 

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oh BTW do I need the bobbins? My paddock stand has got L-shaped holders which I think go under the swingarm not on bobbins but i'm no sure

The bracket goes under the swingarm, till you get the hang of it get a block under the stand not too upright, and lift from there. I have a grab rail on the back of mine and just hold it from there, you will get the hang of the balance..

You don't _need_ them, but some people find it easier to use.

I too like yourself have the "old" fashioned type (the brackets are U shaped on mine), I do have spools/bobbins added to the blade but I haven't used them as such. (For you to use them you'll need to get different brackets which fit your paddock stand - see photo - they take the place of the ones you have... make sure if your going to get any you measure the diameter of the L shaped bars in comparrison to the new ones... I bought mine from BMF a few years back).

I'm always doing it on my own, as I've got the pillion bar at the back it makes life easier as you have something to hold onto... Leaving the kick stand down (you could always softly lay it back down onto the stand if you need to adjust the brackets on your paddock stand) raise the stand up to the swing arm. As the swing arm begins to rest entirely on the swing arm you'll feel the bike get sturdy. Last thing to do is lift and check the rear tyre can spin (making sure you haven't caught the chain/sproket etc).

If in doubt, like the others have said ask someone. Don't be afraid :thumb: We're here to help!
 

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hi all,

i'm very ashamed to ask this question, but I have to as i dont want to drop my baby!

What is the safe way to put my bike on a paddock stand. I tried the first time, but since i dont have a center stand, the bike is tilted. When i try to lift bike on the paddock stand (rear), i feel like the bike is going to drop on the other side of the stand. Same thing when i put it off the paddock stand.

Please dont laugh at me :p
cut a piece 2 X 4 about 8" long, put it under the kick stand parallel with the bike with 5 or 6" of the 2 X 4 behind the kick stand,this will stand the bike up almost straight up. With the bike in gear and on the 2 X4 lift the bike with your paddock stand..it will go up very easy..when you let it down look at the kick stand and the 2 X 4 so your sure the kick stand is centered on the 2 X 4. If in doubt have someone there while you get a hang of it. 1ccwit
 
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