You should learn how to use motorcycle wheel stands as soon as you get your first motorcycle, or even before you get your first bike. Learning how is fairly easy, and it sure beats using your kickstands when you are trying to work on your bike. Using your motorcycle stands allows you the ability to work on your bike and maneuver around it without fear that it’s going to topple over on you.
1. Install the rear stand: The first step is to install the rear stand. It supports the bike through the use of a swingarm. If your bike has spools on both sides of the swingarm, simply place the rear stand below these spools to support it. If not, place the rear stand under the swing arm directly.
2. To secure the stand, hold the bike vertically, supporting it so it doesn’t fall over. Place the stand on the bike so the spools or bottom of the swingarm are on the stand.
3. Once positioned properly, press the handle on the rear stand to lift up your bike. For support, make sure the handle is pressed to the ground. Now you can remove the wheel or perform motorcycle maintenance or work without worrying about the bike falling.
4. To use a front stand, after securing the rear, lift your bike using the head or the underside of the forks.
5. Be careful trying to move your bike when it’s on the stands. Instead, remove the stands, move your bike, and then resecure the stands.
6. When you are finished working on your bike, lift up the handle from the ground and support your motorcycle as you remove the stand.
It really is that simple. Don’t try to complete work on your motorcycle using your kickstand. Not only is it potentially dangerous, it also is a real nuisance. Instead, take a few moments to use the stands. It will make performing your maintenance and repair work easier and safer.
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