FAQ

How to use motorcycle stands

Should I store my motorcycle on a stand?

Yo will be fine leaving you bike on a stand or on he wheels. Yes it is a good idea to roll them around to avoid flat spots from the tire carcass getting stiff as it cools in the loaded state. Most of the time a few heat cycles or when the tires warm back up a few times will eliminate the flat spots.

What is the best paddock stand?

Top 4 Paddock Stands for Track Bikes

  • Oxford Paddock Stand. The first on my list comes from one of the most well-known names in the motorcycling world. …
  • Harris Paddock Stand. …
  • Aluminium (multi brand) …
  • R&G Single Sided Stand.

Can you use a front paddock stand on its own?

Using a front stand only can make the bike fall over when used on the fork bottoms, the front end can turn thus throwing the bike to the ground. The rear stand provides the stability when raising the front.

What is a paddock stand?

A paddock stand enables you to easily lift the wheels of your bike from the ground and also stands the bike up making it easier to access the left side of the machine.

Is it bad to let a motorcycle idle?

Many motorcycles especially older ones are air cooled. They require the air going past to keep keep the engine at the correct temperature. So if they are idling on a hot day they could overheat. … It’s bad to allow any motor vehicle to idle long term, yes.

What happens if you don’t winterize your motorcycle?

If you don’t winterize your motorcycle, a number of possible things could happen to it by the time spring arrives. Such things may include deposits developed in the gas and fuel system, sludged oil, a brittle chain, cracked and flat tires, a frozen and/or dead battery, and deposits developed in the cooling system.

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