Front Paddock Stand

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Re: Front Paddock Stand

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I bet when you wash the back wheel you rotate it as you wash both sides then hose off.  ;)


Nothing special just my way of doing it.
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I bet when you wash the back wheel you rotate it as you wash both sides then hose off

Quite true, but I see no reason to make it easier for the wife to clean the front one.  In my dreams.
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RTman10 wrote:
...yet another day starts with the shed lock frozen up.

Same here.  Opted for the train this morning!
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I have solved the issue by putting a block of wood under the centre stand before puting it on the centre stand.
the extra height now allows the front paddock stand to lift the front wheel without the rear touching the floor
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I tried that but my paddock stand still doesn't want to play ball. Its too high for the RT absolutely fine with my Multistrada. Need to find a shorter height stand. What type are you using ?


Just tried again using a piece of 18mm MDF and no joy. My paddock stand measures 330mm vertical height - ground to prongs.
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My dealer workshop just use a wooden plank and a scissor jack if the bike is left on its centre stand.
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Excellent, reassuring to know that this is a BMW Approved method, thanks.

A flat bed scissor jack looks good, perhaps more secure than a traditional car type jack.

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Don't see any reason for putting a jack under a shaft of a GS with the back wheel out. It would never fall backwards. Something that big would of course not fit under the sump.. 
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The photograph was posted to show an example of an alternative type of jack.

(The reason given for using the jack in this position was because the rear shock absorber had been removed from the GS.)

Sorry for any confusion.

This type of jack does collapse to a compact size, approx. 3.5",
the ground clearance on my 2012 RT is about 6".

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RTman10 wrote: My dealer workshop just use a wooden plank and a scissor jack if the bike is left on its centre stand.

Thanks.
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Levisp wrote:Quick nerd search came up with https://www.cromwell.co.uk/KEN5035920K like the flat lifting area. Could be the solution. Cheaper than a paddock stand.
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Purchased one of these recently, what a fantastic piece of kit, online price £14.10, instore £8.40 a bargin.
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Thats funny just bought on of these today. Unfortunately don't have a store nearby so paid internet price, in store price is a bargain.
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Agree with RTman about the basic clean...but when I come to the detail clean, every so often, having the front wheel raised is much easier!
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Quick update on the scissor jack. One word brilliant. Works really well, very quick to use and makes cleaning the front wheel real easy. If you are one to store your bike over winter then I would use it with the centre stand to get both wheels off the ground. I have used front paddock stands with other bikes for years but the scissor jack is I think better. Gives you unrestricted access to the front wheel and is just as quick to use. Cheaper too. :)
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