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May 12

Posts: 41

max748 says:

weight off suspension

I have ordered a constands power lift (stand that picks the bike up from the frame).

it hasn't arrived yet, but I read a comment on the youtube advertisment that said that to remove the weight from the suspension could create problems. In the written advertisment, it implies that it is better for the suspension to be 'relaxed'.

anyone know what's best? I'm just curious as to wether to leave it on the stand over the winter or not.

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Jan 04

Posts: 855

fogie says:


Can't see it making much difference either way to be perfectly honest........ the bike won't be laid up for long....

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Mar 09

Posts: 8934

jaffa90 says:


A bike spends more time without a rider,over the years suspensions were tightened up with the bike/cars own weight on them.You should be thinking about them tyres being in one position over a period.Why not chock the side stand to upright the bike and inflate the tyres to 50psi but turn the wheels a bit every 2 weeks? 

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Oct 05

Posts: 3175

Those stands are the best

the ones that go into the hollow swigarm bolt or the frame

i've seen those they look mint

iused to have one of these years ago but they stopped making them

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Aug 02

Posts: 3273

eatcs01 says:

Weight off???

How do you think bike with a centre stand cope??

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May 12

Posts: 41

max748 says:

on the stand

jaffa - the stand holds both front and back wheels off the ground, so if it is on the stand, i won't need to do that.

eatcs - bikes with centre stands only lift the reer wheel, the suspension is a completely different set up on the front.

but thanks, i think i'll leave it on the stand over the winter :)

i'll post some pics when i have it set up

and oscar - that's why i bought it, great for anyone who does major servicing themselves.



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Nov 07

Posts: 2424

smidget says:


Bikes with centre stands, yes they lift the rear wheel from the ground but at the same time they 'unload' the front suspension and if you place a suitable block of wood under the frame at the front you can achieve full front and rear wheel clearance at the same time.

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