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Old 11-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default Paddock stand help

For the life of me I couldn't find the thread that had some pointers on the safest, easiest way to get the bike up on the stock swingarm stand by yourself. I'd love to know how you guys do it as my butler is not always by my side. Thanks,
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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I put my sidestand down, then balance the bike taking hold of the pillion tail (easier if strap fitted). I then place the padock stand spindle in the hub and push down taking some of the weight from the bike and allowing it to be raised fully. I always raise and lower the bike myself as I don't have a butler lol

Removing the padock stand is basically the same......raise the stand till rear wheel touches floor then hold tail unit and slowly remove all pressure from stand and remove. Bike should come to rest on side stand no problem


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Old 11-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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Do you ever take your hand off the grip? It feels precarious if I do.
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You can't put the bike on the padock stand my friend and hold the bars at the same time, unless you have 6 foot long arms lol. When you sit the bike upright and have the padock stand close by, you need to straighten the bars to balance the bike. I suggest if you are worried to try it yourself but with someone stood by to help if need be and till you have the confidence


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Yes, I'll call my butler and have another go at it. lol
I thought (incorrectly) that people had one hand on the grip, one on the seat, and one foot on the stand to rock it back.

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Going from memory. I placed the side stand down. Installed the paddock stand. Then stood the bike up straight while standing on the side of the bike. I then use one arm to push on the stand until both sides were on the ground and balancing the bike. Then I would apply more pressure to raise the bike onto the stand. I have a reverse pitbull stand I use now.
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Those OEM stands are quite a poor design and I was never happy with the 'technique' required for it's operation...that is why I 'modified' mine... http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showth...modified+stand much better now and 'I let the butler go'.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:26 PM   #8
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For the life of me I couldn't find the thread that had some pointers on the safest, easiest way to get the bike up on the stock swingarm stand by yourself. I'd love to know how you guys do it as my butler is not always by my side. Thanks,
here it is:

shit can the POS and buy a real stand, in no particular order:
Pit Bull reverse
F&G, in the parts book
ABBA, it lifts both ends
T-Rex reversable
Alex at GP Racing has a roll around on that lifts both ends like the ABBA and he is a Forum sponsor

the stock POS is so bad, i gave 2 away for postage, CAG did the same
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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Yes, I've been trying to decide but the bursig type at gp is definitely one of my choices, when I reach that priority point. Lots of other things come first. Until then, oem is better than no stand, unless it slips off, of course.
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Yes, I've been trying to decide but the bursig type at GP is definitely one of my choices, when I reach that priority point. Lots of other things come first. Until then, oem is better than no stand, unless it slips off, of course.
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we already have one picture of your bike you don't want to repeat.......Call Oscar at T-Rex they're like ~$115 +shipping

if, you were local i'd say come borrow one
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