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Post  bikerbird Sat Oct 22 2011, 08:38

Hey everybody am having trouble getting my Cat on to his paddock stand - just cant seem to do it Shocked someone please give me some pointers cos Im getting rather miffed to say the least!!!!!! wall
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Post  billyw Sat Oct 22 2011, 09:22

Hi bikerbird - I asume your paddock stand has rubber "u sections" to lift the swing arms.
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Post  Littledel Sat Oct 22 2011, 09:35

Hey Smile I always get some to give me a hand. One to hold the bike up right and one of us to push the paddock stand down or pull it up. Plus you could line the stand up with the swing arm and stand on it if you struggle. Some people can do it on their todd but I always worry the bike will fall over :S hope this helps?
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Post  bikerbird Sat Oct 22 2011, 14:17

billyw wrote:Hi bikerbird - I asume your paddock stand has rubber "u sections" to lift the swing arms.
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Hi Billy yeeeeh it is exactly this one!! I normally have to get the other half to help me shove it on the stand but I want to be able to do it myself being the little miss independant I am :lol3: so frustrating because it doesnt seem to line up both sides no matter how much i pull the thing around and then Im scared of dropping the bike so then end up getting like this fuming and then this girl_crazy lol2
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Post  billyw Sat Oct 22 2011, 18:41

I tend to line up the left hand side under the swing arm (as you stand behind the bike), then with that side touching the swingarm reach out with my right arm and pull the right side under the right swingarm and push down on the frame to lift the bike.
However as I gained my first Numpty point using the paddock stand I aint no expert!
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Post  kwakkat Sat Oct 22 2011, 20:07

try moving the stand along the swing arm you might get a better centre of gravity to near the end makes it hard to lift up say centre of the wheel
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Post  bikerbird Sat Oct 22 2011, 21:04

hmmmm great advice guys thanks!! being a girl I think I should just leave well alone unless I got someone there to help!!! Too scared I might drop it and then I might have to have a numpty point!! Rolling Eyes lol2
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Post  bobh Sat Oct 22 2011, 21:28

I find it helps if you put some wood under the side stand so the bike is nearly upright. That way it's a lot easier to line the stand up with one hand while lifting the bike to the vertical using the grab handles with the other.

It also helps if the surface you're working on is really level and also smooth, so the stand's wheels roll easily rather than the bike having to move, which can turn the bars and misalign the bike relative to the stand.

Who'd 'a thought it could be so complicated, eh?
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Post  Panzerbuilder Sun Oct 23 2011, 14:15

BB, I get the cups right way up, aligned with the lower lhs of the swing arm. Press down on the paddock stand as I lift the bike vertical via the rear grab handle. Once the cup on the rhs has engaged then it press down on the stand and its up.

As long as the bike doesnt go over vertical it will always fall back onto the side stand. Just practise and build up your confidence.
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Post  bikerbird Sun Oct 23 2011, 19:15

Panzerbuilder wrote:BB, I get the cups right way up, aligned with the lower lhs of the swing arm. Press down on the paddock stand as I lift the bike vertical via the rear grab handle. Once the cup on the rhs has engaged then it press down on the stand and its up.

As long as the bike doesnt go over vertical it will always fall back onto the side stand. Just practise and build up your confidence.

great thanks I may just have to try this way sometime - ur right tho its all about confidence too :rite:
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