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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 11:23 PM
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Been using these for 20 plus years, front & rear. Saved the day for X-pipe swap out and on my Buell when you have to remove the header pipes and slip-on to drain the oils. A real PIA.
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Great idea if he’s not trying to remove the rear wheel.
Yes of course!
I use it only for parking in my garage to avoid tyre deformations...
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Yes of course!
I use it only for parking in my garage to avoid tyre deformations...
Fabrizio, what do you mean by "tire deformation"?

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Fabrizio, what do you mean by "tire deformation"?

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I apologise for my bad english...

I mean when the bike is parked in garage and the tires are in contact with the floor with a small area for long period.
The tires can deform due to the weight concentrated on that areas.

I hope I explained it correctly...

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I usually park my bike with the front tire in a Baxley Sport Chock. Then I grab my Pitbull stand's handle and push down with my right hand while grasping the fender hoop and pulling up with my left hand. It feels somewhat difficult at first but once it budges, it goes right up with ease.

I do the same thing when it's on the kickstand but it takes more practice and there's a bit of risk unless you use a 2x4.

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Fabrizio, what do you mean by "tire deformation"?

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Another term that you can use is "flat spotting".
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I use a forward facing handle Pit Bull stand with some easy modifications. Single person operation, good leverage and safe. If I knew how to post a video.......
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Thanks all for the invaluable leverage solutions that I wish I knew before purchasing my current setup. As I refuse to let this new paddock stand go to waste, I'm looking into 10mm steel rods and I ordered this scissor jack which might give me combo options down the line. Feedback appreciated on the scissor jack as my return window is still open!

(Still wondering how Stuart Fillingham lifted the bike so easily on YouTube with essentially the same setup as mine!)
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I had the same problem with my paddock stand (that I used with my previous bikes...)
So, or you buy a low profile paddock stand, or you buy a steel bar 10mm of diameter about 50cm of length and place it inside the hole on the wheel hub and you can use a standard paddock stand as I did it.
And you can also remove the bobbins, if you like...

(I took the picture some month ago, before changing the seat and adding the RAM Mounts brackets...)
This is brilliant! Are there any load issues to be aware of when shopping online?
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Another term that you can use is "flat spotting".
Fabrizio and Spencer, I knew what you meant. I believe this idea of a "flat spot" is a non issue with modern tires. I store my bikes during the winter months on plywood and they don't move for 5-6 months. I never noticed any deformation of the tires.

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