FAQ: How to get a motorcycle on a paddock stand

Owning your first big bike is a fantastic feeling, but if you are nervous of lifting the rear of your bike onto the paddock stand on your own, then use the entrance of your garage to keep the bike steady.

Attach some old straps from backpacks either side of the garage door at handlebar height, then ride your bike half way into the garage so that you can attach the straps to the handlebars either side, the bike will then remain upright.

Use a bungee strap to hold the front brake on by wrapping it around the lever and the grip as this will stop your bike rolling forward as you lift it onto the stand.

Then all you have to do is make sure the bike is out of gear and then raise it onto the paddock stand as usual.

Further reading:
Motorcycle FAQ