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I'm accustomed to having a centre-stand on my bikes. Can anyone please suggest a rear-wheel paddock-stand (I think that's what they're called) that I can use in my garage to keep the bike safe and steady when I work on it? TIA all..
 

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Anderson still make the best ones in Australia.

I bought one for mine, it's brilliant
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I see that UK vendor Nippy Norman's has these for GBP159, = AUD$303, plus shipping (which might be quite a lot as I imagine that the stand is not exactly a featherweight). It looks pretty neat...
 

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Plenty of info on the forum, mate.



 

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Plenty of info on the forum, mate.




Yeah, there is, but it's almost all American or Europe based, we in Oz don't get those brands, and if they are available, like the Wunderlich one, it's more expensive than it's worth.

Anderson has been an aussie manufacturer for years and years, they recently went through an owner change and to be fair, he has struggled with the logistics of making it work but he's up and going and the quality is infinitely better than that Kaneg stuff that seems to be the only other option.......
 

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Fair point @Cropduster, perhaps in that case if the OP wants just stands that are home-grown and easily available in Oz then should the thread title be changed to reflect this? Maybe there is a lesson for us all to learn - be specific about what question you ask or you might not get the appropriate help.


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Hi Bald David. Orl jew respeck, mate, but I think you are being a bit pedantic here. As the OP, of course I want a stand that's available in Oz - it's where I live and ride! Home-grown or imported doesn't matter, except as regards quality and, of course, shipping cost. Don't care if it comes in pink, blue, or green. And to make a point: sometimes, if not often, a broad-brush first-up question or enquiry and/ or Thread title will help to flush-out some directions for the enquiring member to take. I have never used a paddock-stand, so I'm quite new to the concept, hence the (as you see it) less-than-specific question. But I've had some useful answers, which helps greatly: I think the home-grown and competitively-priced Andersons stand will do. Orl jew respeck, mate!
 

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I'll add my .02 on this from recent experience. When I recently purchased my '15 Classic the seller very generously included a Pit Bull rear stand. I probably would not have bought one myself because I had never used this sort of stand. I either had OEM centerstands or I also have an old school Craftsman motorcycle lift that is a nice into to get either or both ends off the ground by lifting from under the engne area. But I have been futzing around with things since the bike arrived and this PB stand is really nice. Super easy to use, stable, use handle forward or backward (forward avoids a tripping hazard) and allows a nice level bike to work on. EAsier than a center stand to get up and a nice low profile unit to store away. I really like it a lot.


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I'll add my .02 on this from recent experience. When I recently purchased my '15 Classic the seller very generously included a Pit Bull rear stand. I probably would not have bought one myself because I had never used this sort of stand. I either had OEM centerstands or I also have an old school Craftsman motorcycle lift that is a nice into to get either or both ends off the ground by lifting from under the engne area. But I have been futzing around with things since the bike arrived and this PB stand is really nice. Super easy to use, stable, use handle forward or backward (forward avoids a tripping hazard) and allows a nice level bike to work on. EAsier than a center stand to get up and a nice low profile unit to store away. I really like it a lot.


Thank you for making my point....

As nice as PitBull stands are, i've never seen one but they always get good reviews, no one sells them in Australia, and it seems looking at other forums, people have tried to order from OS with no luck.
So for the OP it's not much help, though i'm sure it will be of use to those in North America.

With Anderson closing down there was a massive void in the market for a QUALITY product and while there are plenty of choices most are chinese and from what i saw it was all rubbish (although i am fussy, given that it's holding up a 20k bike.....) Anderson reopening under a new owner deserves support, the quality is excellent and his pricing is fair.
 
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Thank you for making my point....

As nice as PitBull stands are, i've never seen one but they always get good reviews, no one sells them in Australia, and it seems looking at other forums, people have tried to order from OS with no luck.
So for the OP it's not much help, though i'm sure it will be of use to those in North America.

With Anderson closing down there was a massive void in the market for a QUALITY product and while there are plenty of choices most are chinese and from what i saw it was all rubbish (although i am fussy, given that it's holding up a 20k bike.....) Anderson reopening under a new owner deserves support, the quality is excellent and his pricing is fair.

I have an on-line enquiry in with Andersons, Croppie, asking where I can purchase - seems it is mainly ex their factory in Minto, NSW. Price seems OK at $304, plus about $50 for the through-the-wheel support shaft, but postage may be a bit stiff for what is likely to be a hefty item like this.... we shall see.
 

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Despite it being a Public Holiday throughout Oz today (the important Australia Day celebrations) I received a very quick, helpful, and detailed response from Andersons Stands. As a result, and after reading many very positive reviews, I have ordered a specific R9T stand with three (3) caster wheels, which allows the bike to be moved around in the garage as needed. At little extra cost this feature will also help getting the bike pointing outwards, ready to ride off, as probably like most I ride into the garage to park, then later have to manoeuvre the bike to be pointing out - always a fraught operation where I'm sure many bikes have been dropped!

In AUD cost is AUD$360, including the specific through-wheel shaft, plus AUD$38 postage which is not too bad for what is likely a fairly heavy item.

Pic below - the three-wheeled Model 6S Spacesaver stand, similar to what I have ordered (clearly not on an R9T, which requires the right-hand version).

Many thanks to cropduster for his heads-up on this product (post #4 above).

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Hi,
Could someone tell me what the diameter of the rear wheel hub is as I am looking to get a bike-lift europe stand but have to chose the right pin. I believe it is the 51mm pin but confirmation would be great ?
Thanks a lot (y)
 

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It will probably be too late for you,Silaxe, but when my new stand is delivered later this week (w/c Feb 3rd) I'll measure that shaft and advise here.
 

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Hi,
Could someone tell me what the diameter of the rear wheel hub is as I am looking to get a bike-lift europe stand but have to chose the right pin. I believe it is the 51mm pin but confirmation would be great ?
Thanks a lot (y)
53mm mate.
 
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