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    paddock stands

    What's the deal with paddock stands for bikes with no center stand? Do you go rear only? Front and rear? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks
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    We go both, so we can fit the tire-warmers..
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    quote:Originally posted by mlinder

    We go both, so we can fit the tire-warmers..
    Its just for a street bike that might sit for a few months over the winter. My concern is tire distortion. If tire distortion is a non issue then i will just go with a rear so i can at least change the oil and keep fluids balanced. If tire distortion is a real issue then i will go with both front and rear.
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    a few months won't cause flat spots if the tires are in good shape and properly inflated to begin with.

    do you own a lift?

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    quote:Originally posted by catboy

    do you own a lift?
    No.
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    do you still have the center stand you took off?
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    eghey has a boat load of stands....cheap!!!
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    quote:Originally posted by catboy

    do you still have the center stand you took off?
    Its a modern sport bike,side stand only. I have older bikes with center stands and use them all the time. Thanks for your help.
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    quote:Originally posted by catboy

    do you still have the center stand you took off?
    nice.




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    If you've got spool mounts on the swingarm, get spools.

    There's assloads of stands on eBay cheap. Flimsy stands suck. Get a known brand unless your buddy already bought a particular offbreed brand and it doesn't suck.

    I do not have a front stand as I have other ways to lift the front while working. I am going to borrow a buddy's Pitbull just to see what it's all about. <- that goes to the steering stem. The ones that lift off the bottom of the forks look spooky to me.

    As far as fluid balancing and tire flattening. Would it be possible for you to set up a calibrated space that you could roll the bike back and forth in? Like say four sections, by my calculations 17.27" long. Every week roll your bike forward to the center of the next section. This will rotate the tire 90*. End of the fifth week, repeat in reverse.

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