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Video: How to use a paddock stand

We regularly get people asking us for help and advice on bikes and bike maintenance. This is a continuing series of 'how to' videos. brightcove.createExperiences();

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  • Posted 2 years ago (17 July 2013 10:30)

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Jan 11

Posts: 127

petedj says:

F*** off with the ads.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:


does this bike stand upright all on it's own.....? or am I missing something.

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Nov 03

Posts: 471

kl595 says:

Never seen the point of paddock stands myself. I bought an Abba stand and a front support which supports from the bottom yoke. Using these,  I can do everything the video says but I can also get both the front and rear suspension out too.

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Dec 09

Posts: 2494

supermario says:

I really thought this was gonna

be a funny youtube vid of someone making an utter cock up of putting their bike on a stand. I really can't believe people don't know how to use one.


If you can't figure out how to use a paddock stand then you don't need one as you would be unable to safely carry out even the most basic of jobs on your bike.


I still can't believe this is serious.


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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:

and i've been turning my bike upside down all this time, jesus....

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Jan 09

Posts: 96

Rowdygimly says:

New auto balancing Yamaha.

So what is holding the bike upright ? No side stand and no one holding the front is this some sort of miracle?

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Sep 07

Posts: 2878

James600zx says:


It's a bit of a pointless How-To when you've somehow skipped the only tricky bit, ie. moving the bike off the sidestand whilst getting the rear paddock stand into position.

I agree with kl595 regarding Abba Stands. I hardly bother with paddock stands now,

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:

Why not

just put a center-stand on the bike?  Even my track bike (Ninja 250R) has a center-stand.

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Jul 13

Posts: 39

phantombiker says:

easy Bubblin

all you do is put some wooden sheets under the side stand until the bike is (almost) upright.

of course you have to be a little careful not to over straighten it. 

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Jan 13

Posts: 27

js70062 says:

+1 for the abba stand

Brilliant piece of kit, unreserved recommendation.

Putting my blade on a cradle-type paddock stand never felt like a safe operation. The abba stand costs a bit, but it's not as expensive as dropping a sports bike onto its side and breaking plastics, and you only have to buy it once.


As others have mentioned, what a shite video. If you're going to tell us how to do it, show us how you got the bike vertical and then got round behind it without dropping the whole lot. Typical MCN sloppy effort.

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