To help with oiling the chain and to keep the bike upright over winter I decided to fit the factory paddock stand bobbins to my bobber. They do look great but their low position under the bobber’s rear axle means when you put the paddock stand in it’s not in that much of a mechanically advantageous position and so takes some real muscle to get the rear end off the ground. Maybe the arm on my paddock stand’s too short I don’t know but I’ve never had to put so much effort in the get a bikes rear wheel off the ground. The other thing I don’t like is the stands that work with bobbins are all fitted with metal hooks that scratch the black bobbins. Has anyone else had experience of this? What do you think do I need to eat more spinach, do I need a new paddock stand, or should I ditch the factory bobbins for something like TECS solution (made for the Street Twin but also fits the Bobber) which should give me more leverage?
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