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17 July 2013 10:08
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should you be on the road if you need this vid!!!made my own fixings etc for the busa.what next how to clean the bike do a oil change, plugs.
04 August 2013 16:31
Yes, as others noted, getting the bike to vertical is the tricky bit. Luckily, MCN have an R1 that magicallly parkes itself vertically.
The rest is easy. I have an R1 and basically align the stand to the left bobbin, grip the left rear passenger foot peg and carefully manouveur into position. 10 years later and I don't worry about it.
Just in case the bike falls to the right, I used to put a cardboard box or helmet (they're cheaper than bike parts) so the bike wd fall on that. Luckily I never had to see if it wd work
01 August 2013 13:34
Good advice James600zx. Mine are scratched, but more importantly for first time users of paddock stands is to adjust the width correctly, as I found out to my detriment on my last bike (2010 675) leaving nice big gouge marks on each side of the powder coated swing arms.
Gutted!!! But it's a mistake you only make once!!
20 July 2013 12:13
19 July 2013 23:19
As follows; (always worked for me at least, never dropped it, never felt like it was going to drop!)
1. Bike on side stand, front wheel either to left or straight ahead.
2. Position paddock stand under bobbins at same angle as bike on side stand; ie: right paddock stand wheel off ground.
3. Hold strap on rear seat and whilst lifting bike off side stand gently pull backwards on strap. You have to be sensible but bike basically locates itself into paddock stand cups.
4. Pull bike back on paddock stand.
5. When returning bike to side stand do same as before but in reverse and with three hints;
Hint 1: Never flip up side stand as it's easy to forget when returning.
Hint 2: Keep front wheel either straight or to the left.
Hint 3: Get a second person for the first couple of try's.
Don't know if this is the right way, but it is very easy. My bike weighs about 188KG, I weigh about 60KG
No horrible backlash please!! Just saying it works for me :-))
19 July 2013 10:05
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