Can’t decide whether to go for a Wunderlich centre stand to make cleaning and wheel removal easier, at the risk of spoiling the look. Or buy a paddock stand instead. Any advice greatfully accepted.
I have a paddock stand, bought for a Ducati S4R ( no facility for centre stand). Unfortunately, even if I acquired the right size spigot, it’s ‘ wrong handed’.Advantage for the center stand is the ability to do roadside service, like plugging a flat will be much easier. And by weighting or securing the bike you can pull either front or rear wheels. And it's small. Do you have room in your garage for the paddock stand for all the time you're not using it?
Sounds handy. And yes I am running tubes unless I decide on a new wheel set.I have the Pitbull rear stand and use it every time I work on my bike. Oil changes are easy. It allows me to change out my 19" front wheel with a street tire for a 21" front wheel with a knobby. For the rear, there is a DIY moto shop in the area that I go to - I use a wheel chock to secure the front, a jack underneath the engine to jack it up, and a tire changing machine to swap tires. I would never change the tires on this bike with tire irons unless I was stuck in the middle of nowhere and absolutely had to, and even then, I better have a spare tire with me!
I'm not sure a center stand makes plugging a tire easier. Guys on sport bikes have been plugging tires on the side of the road without center stands for ages. If you're running tubes and you're off-road and you want to pull the tube out to patch it - sure. But is anyone running tubes in their R9T?
The Pitbull stand is great because it's one-armed, so it comes apart and stores flat on a single shelf in the garage. You can tighten and untighten all of the bolts that are used to assemble it by hand and it keeps the bike upright, centered, with the rear wheel lifted. I love it.
Becker-technik stand? Best of both worlds. Detachable centre stand means you can get the wheels up when you need to, can store the bike upright and don't have the weight on the bike when you are riding.
A possible. Looks neat. Thanks.Becker-technik stand? Best of both worlds. Detachable centre stand means you can get the wheels up when you need to, can store the bike upright and don't have the weight on the bike when you are riding.