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Paddock Stand Recommendation
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:21:41 AM »
I want to be able to remove my wheels.  I think I need a set of fairly inexpensive paddock stands that will not be the best, but will work.  I've searched on this (and other) forums looking for recommendations that would work with my CB500x, but it is all rather confusing. 

For example, would these stands work OK?  https://www.amazon.com/Venom-Motorcycle-Front-Paddle-CBR600RR/dp/B01721IK2O/ref=pd_day0_hl_263_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01721IK2O&pd_rd_r=f23f0964-fb46-11e8-9f8f-c706d394337b&pd_rd_w=UVztG&pd_rd_wg=mF9vF&pf_rd_p=ad07871c-e646-4161-82c7-5ed0d4c85b07&pf_rd_r=5JZEDK2MA277436A6228&psc=1&refRID=5JZEDK2MA277436A6228

Or are there other specific suggestions?

I know there are alternate ways without paddock stands to get wheels off, but I just think is the way that would be best for me.
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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 04:19:55 PM »
This was discussed fairly recently, I mentioned that I use a 'universal stand' quite like that one, and included a photo of how close it sits to the exhaust - here it is - https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,7721.msg74639.html#msg74639
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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 05:02:39 PM »
Thanks for the link.  Yours looks similar in design, and rather more robust than the one in the Amazon link.  Do you find yours to be pretty stable?

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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 05:28:57 PM »
picked up a used pit bull stand on craiglist.

was borrowing my friend's before.

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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 09:27:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by oldtexan [+]
Thanks for the link.  Yours looks similar in design, and rather more robust than the one in the Amazon link.  Do you find yours to be pretty stable?

Mine was bought off Amazon or E-Bay, can't remember which, it's not an expensive make and is perfectly stable.  I do have my wife stand by steadying the bike at the handlebars when I put it up on the stand.....just in case, but once it's up on the stand it's fine.  :152:
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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 09:33:21 AM »
Here is another link discussing paddock stands and bobbin kits which fit onto the rear swingarm chain adjustment, or onto the axle bolts, and also the (simpler?) solution of fitting a centre stand which some others prefer...

https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,6877.msg66297.html#msg66297
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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 11:14:45 AM »
Thanks to all for comments and links.  When I get some stands I'll post a review which, I hope, does not include the words "... and then it fell".  :005:
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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 08:33:23 PM »
NOTE: Bolt together paddock stands usually will not support a bike properly. They fold in the middle. Because I needed a few I used to buy a few cheapies and weld the joins so the bikes didn't fall as the supports rotated inwards.
If you can spend the money and a good one piece rear stand and a front lift that uses a pin in the steerer. They can be used for working on your forks as well then. ABS models have to have the brake line bolted over the top of the hole and you have to remove and replace it to use the stand. These type of front stands are much more stable than the bottom of the fork leg type. Make sure you get the correct size pin to fit in the steerer hole. It must be firm ( not sloppy nor too tight). Ours is a 22-23mm pin on the 2013. Check yours as these are spots that sometimes get changed between models and no one notices.

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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2018, 12:04:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by gregjet [+]
NOTE: Bolt together paddock stands usually will not support a bike properly. They fold in the middle. Because I needed a few I used to buy a few cheapies and weld the joins so the bikes didn't fall as the supports rotated inwards.
If you can spend the money and a good one piece rear stand and a front lift that uses a pin in the steerer. They can be used for working on your forks as well then. ABS models have to have the brake line bolted over the top of the hole and you have to remove and replace it to use the stand. These type of front stands are much more stable than the bottom of the fork leg type. Make sure you get the correct size pin to fit in the steerer hole. It must be firm ( not sloppy nor too tight). Ours is a 22-23mm pin on the 2013. Check yours as these are spots that sometimes get changed between models and no one notices.

I'd go with the above...they're more expensive but worth the extra for fork maintenance....BUT
If you plan on doing a fair bit of work, now or in the future, have a look into a proper stand. The one I use now was around 120, which may seem a lot but compared to a decent pair of paddock stands it's actually a snip for what you can do with it....lift either wheel, or both, remove the swingarm (if you buy a different set of bushes) or even strip it down to the bare frame...very few stands out there at this price that allow you to do this (if you're that way inclined). The beauty of it is you can change the bushes to suit other bikes for a few quid....made by a british company called ABBA. I doubt I'll ever use my paddock stands again

it's the second time I've mentioned these today....I should be on a commission :156:


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Re: Paddock Stand Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2018, 07:24:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by gregjet [+]
Make sure you get the correct size pin to fit in the steerer hole. It must be firm ( not sloppy nor too tight). Ours is a 22-23mm pin on the 2013. Check yours as these are spots that sometimes get changed between models and no one notices.

i was trying to look for the right pin on Pit Bull's pin list, but they only list cbr500r, and i think its wrong.

I believe the correct pit bull pin is the #33 pin. 
but the last time I raised the front, I used a smaller dia pin that my friend had.

 


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