We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Fast Bikes > 321 December 2016 > STAND AND DELIVER

STAND AND DELIVER

When you're working on your bike you need to have yourself a nice, steady platform. So what does JHS James recommend?
Why rest your pride and joy on cheap tat...

With the work undertaken in the workshop, we're always using paddock stands and I got into a chat yesterday with a customer who had some bad experiences ­ namely dropping his pride and joy. Some stands are designed by Stevie Wonder, made of balsa wood and have a completely incorrect pivot ratio, therefore you have to put too much effort into putting the bike on the stand. Not long enough, lifting the bike too high, it's all about getting stands that hold the bike at an equal height, front and rear. The best, safest, most secure front stand is the under-yoke one, although some bikes (like most Ducatis) don't have holes in the lower yoke as their stems are pressed from the top. For everything else, this gets my nod.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Fast Bikes - 321 December 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 321 December 2016
€4.49
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 1.85 per issue
SAVE
59%
Was €33.99
Now €23.99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 2.77 per issue
SAVE
33%
€17.99
Or 1799 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3.22 per issue
SAVE
22%
€3.49
Or 349 points

View Issues

About Fast Bikes

Fast Bikes is home to the best sportsbike tests on the planet and is packed with new bike launches, technical insight, hardcore action, masterclasses, racing, reviews and loads more.
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points