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I'm fed up with the hassle of using a paddock stand on my Bobber. I'm now looking to replace it with a scissor lift.


Any recommendations?
 

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Just cleaning and lubing the chain and cleaning the back wheel. That sort of thing.


The paddock stand was always a two man affair to get the bike propped up. Even then, it was a **** of an effort.
 

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Just a word of warning, I tried to buy a hydraulic bike lift last summer, VERY CAREFULLY measure the ground clearance with the bike on the sidestand and MAKE SURE you can get a lift that will be low enough to get under the frame. Returning a 25kg package wasn't a lot of fun, despite getting the money back... there are also custom lifts that you rotate with a long lever under the frame, but it's a bit harder to find those with sufficient capacity...
 

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Normally I would not consider entrusting my bike to a $48 lift, but I have faith in Mar-Vel. So much so, that I might even buy one myself.

-GPz/Gary
 

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i have a similar one also from amazon. works great for cleaning wheels. if positioned in the middle, you can easily get both tires off the ground (would want to use straps though). i'll just normally lift one tire off the ground at a time for general cleaning.
 

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Harbor freight has an aluminum jack that is pretty awesome. Love this jack. Holds bike nice. Left it on the lift for 2 weeks and never budged.
I have the same HF jack. It’s surprisingly good but I find that I use the HF paddock stand much more with my Bobber.
 

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I have the same HF jack. It’s surprisingly good but I find that I use the HF paddock stand much more with my Bobber.
Do you have help or can you use the paddock stand on your own?
I do it by myself. I position the paddock stand up against the bobbins then push the bike upright. Then push down on the stand. If it’s difficult, you can just put a scrap piece of 2x4 under the side stand to help straighten up the bike.
 

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I do it by myself. I position the paddock stand up against the bobbins then push the bike upright. Then push down on the stand. If it’s difficult, you can just put a scrap piece of 2x4 under the side stand to help straighten up the bike.
Agree 4x2 under the stand and a paddock stand lift works fine on the bobber. I have a front paddock stand that fits other bikes but not the bobber so I just lift the front using a regular workshop jack and some more 4x2 right at the front of the chassis after the rear is on the paddock stand.
 
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