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Front and rear-wheel motorcycle paddock stands and how to use them

Your motorcycle is probably equipped with a side stand, so you might you don't need a motorcycle paddock stand. However, a paddock stand is very useful if you sometimes carry out maintenance on your motorcycle or if you park your bike in a garage that is a bit too small. Let's look at all the advantages and the different types of paddock stands so you can make an informed decision.W</p>
<h2>What are paddock stands for motorcycles?</h2>
<p>hat are paddock stands for motorcyclesA motorbike or paddock stand acts as a stand for your motorcycle, preventing your motorcycle from tipping over. A paddock stand has one big difference compared to a usual standard. When using a paddock stand, either the rear or the front wheel lifts completely off the ground.

Because the wheel lifts off the ground, you can perform maintenance with much less hassle than otherwise. You can easily access the wheel, chain or parts of the motorcycle brake system. In addition, a paddock is also ideal for when you need to clean or lubricate your chain, for example, because you can turn the wheel and, therefore, the chain.

Another advantage of a motorcycle stand is that it provides more space. A paddock stand ensures that your motorcycle stays upright, unlike your side stand, where your motorcycle is placed at an angle and therefore takes up more space. A paddock stand in a small garage or workshop can provide the necessary extra room to move.

How to use a paddock stands for motorcycles?

A paddock stand should always be attached to the front or rear wheel. There are various mounting options, so there is always an option for your motorcycle. After setting up the stand, you can use it easily. You simply press the paddock stand, creating a leverage effect and your engine rises. The weight rests completely on the stand, making it stable. Now you are completely ready to perform maintenance or store the motorcycle safely.

Are there different types of paddock stands for motorcycles? Stand for front and rear wheel

Yes, there are three different types: front-wheel stands, rear-wheel stands, and paddock stands that can be used for both. Before you buy one, you should think about how you plan to use it. In addition, you should also pay attention to how much weight you can load the stand. It would be really annoying if you're in the middle of a job and the frame breaks down.

Rear-wheel paddock stands

A rear-wheel paddock stand is ideal for performing engine maintenance. It ensures that the motorcycle stands firmly on the ground while you can, for example, clean and lubricate your chain or change your front or rear motorcycle tyre.

A paddock stand for the rear wheel is often attached with bobbins. Bobbins are sturdy supports that the paddock stand can use to lift your motorcycle. New bikes often have an option to rotate bobbins in the swingarm. Before purchasing a paddock stand, check whether your bike has this option. It is also essential to see what size bobbins you need. These come in sizes m6, m8 and m10. The screw thread on the bobbins makes it easy to screw them into the swingarm.

If your bike doesn't have the option to use bobbins, you can use universal adapters. These adapters allow you to set the width of the stand yourself. You must look at how wide your swingarm is and adjust the adapters accordingly. It may go without saying, but a universal paddock stand should be attached to both sides of the swingarm. So you can't use these if you have a single swingarm.

Front-wheel paddock stands

You can use a paddock stand for the front wheel when cleaning the front rim or servicing the brakes. Because the front wheel lifts off the ground, you can turn the wheel completely and have easy access to everything.

A paddock stand for the front wheel can be attached to the underside of the front fork or the headset. An adapter set is often used to connect to the bottom of the front fork. As with the rear wheel, the adapter set is adjustable, and you can, therefore, fully adapt it to the width of your front fork.

In addition to using an adapter set, you can also attach the paddock to the headset. The advantage of this is that the front suspension hangs completely slumped. This makes it easy to tinker with or replace the suspension. Are you going to confirm your stand in this way? Make sure you have the correct size filler adapters. There are different sizes so that the paddock fits nicely on the headset.

Can't choose - why not get a motorcycle centre stand?

A paddock stand suitable for the front and rear wheel offers the best of both worlds and is great at saving space. These paddocks come with various adapters so that you can fully adapt the paddock for multiple applications. For example, if you want to attach it to the rear, you can do this by using bobbins or an adapter set. If you're going to flip the front of the bike up, you can attach the paddock to the bottom of your front fork.

A motorcycle center stands is crucial is crucial for a chain-driven motorcycle that weighs more than a 400cc bike.

Here are some centre stands benefits:

  • You can securely park on muddy ground;
  • You can easily clean and oil the chain;
  • You can fit your bike in a narrow space;
  • Stability You can sit on your bike when it's on a centre stand!

Mobile paddock stands

In addition to the paddock stands mentioned above, you can also opt for a mobile paddock stand - the ultimate in paddock stand convenience. It is actually a combination of a paddock stand and a motor mover, making it very easy to manoeuvre the motorcycle. For example, with a mobile stand, you can, in principle, drive your bike through the garage or shed with one hand. That saves a lot of sweating, clumsy fumbling and back problems.

If you're a home mechanic or a professional racer, paddock stands are an essential kit. Front and rear stands are generally considered the most straightforward way to get both wheels off the floor.

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