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Offline Grant

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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2019, 02:51 »
I have no issue using a paddock stand on my own.
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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2019, 03:15 »
I've used a paddock stand on my own in the workshop too. It is a wee bit tricky, but quite do-able if you're careful.

Not a problem you're likely to encounter at the track though. There's always someone around to shove a paddock stand under you when you come into the pits.

I just noticed in the photo of Carlo's shark fin chain guard (another thread) that he uses a paddock stand under the swing arm. So the steering stem front stand would work OK.

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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 07:31 »
Got a bit exciting when I read the title....   thought there was another Laverda lifting the front wheel under its own power ::)
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Did someone say steering stem Stand? Wheel off forks out, whatever you want, my lacorsa one I use for the rs came with a heap of different size adapters, and if none fit then you can do what joey did for his monster and use a socket
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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 07:53 »
Front paddock stand allows everything except removal of the bottom yoke.
The red stand shown above can replace front or rear paddock stand.
I used it at the front of the frame along with a rear paddock stand to remove the lower yoke one time, it's a versatile tool to have in the workshop.
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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2019, 10:22 »
Not a problem you're likely to encounter at the track though. There's always someone around to shove a paddock stand under you when you come into the pits.

if you role off the track and into the padock (and if your bike is equiped with fixed footrests), by far the easiest I have ever seen was the padock-stand a friend of mine developed some years ago and that I sold here

https://www.laverda-register.de/bilderupload/Pit-Stand_Flyer_web.pdf

https://www.laverdaforum.com/forum/index.php/topic,86029.msg223473.html#msg223473

But the point was to have a solution to lift the front off the ground. The most flexible solution is the one Grant showed, as it takes just little space and can be used for front or rear. However, bike is not standing completely secured on it, the front (or back) can be moved up and down with just little force.
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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2019, 02:45 »
We've had just about every possible solution, but for completeness I'll add this one:  Use a block and tackle hanging from the ceiling of the pit garage to hoist the bike up into the air.  :D

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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2019, 07:02 »
Thatd be a skyhook, Cam?
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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2019, 21:10 »
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Re: Lifting front at the track
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2019, 15:17 »
Wow I hadnt been back to this thread, actually turned into a pretty useful summary - quite a few different ways. Great work guys!!

I ended up opting for the solution grant is using - its compact, flexible for back and front and works with paddock stands. Will be easy to take to the track and it was cheaper than a lot of the solutions.

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