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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-13-2020, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Paddock stand?

Hi, just looking for a heads up please, possibly looking for a rear paddock stand, (swingarm lift) for my SCR, has anybody got any recommendations, it's a pretty heavy bike i know.
Need something to keep it upright whilst tinkering, anything i should know or look for.
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Hi, just looking for a heads up please, possibly looking for a rear paddock stand, (swingarm lift) for my SCR, has anybody got any recommendations, it's a pretty heavy bike i know.
Need something to keep it upright whilst tinkering, anything i should know or look for.
Ta!
Well, you can’t fit bobbins (cotton reels) easily (unless you got some of those that go on the ends of the rear axle), so you may be better with a scissor jack/lift to go under the engine/frame spars.

Having said that, I may have seen someone post a pic on here before with their SCR on a rear paddock stand.....

Depends how much you wanna spend, but I’ve got a ‘Big Blue Bike Lift’ (hey - it does what it says!!) :

https://on-bike.com/motorcycle-lifts

How are you getting on with the bike?

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Ha, well to be honest, ive spent more time tinkering than riding! So far only covered about 40 miles !

Booster plug fitted,
Headlamp bulb upgraded,
Koso Tacho/speedo fitted
"950 SCR" decals applied to side panels

Hopefully this weekend,
Renthal Bar and grips
Bar end mirrors
Puig Clutch and Brake levers
Puig footpegs

Then next few weeks
Seat recovered/re-foamed......possibly grey!
Puig small headlamp fairing.

Then especially once the seat is sorted, which being a "fatbloke" is more of a problem than i had expected, i should be able to just ride! although i must admit "tinkering" is half the fun for me.

Now you mention it, someone did say they had threaded the two holes on the swingarm to use bobbins.....hhmmm, maybe something else to look into!

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Ha, well to be honest, ive spent more time tinkering than riding! So far only covered about 40 miles !

Booster plug fitted,
Headlamp bulb upgraded,
Koso Tacho/speedo fitted
"950 SCR" decals applied to side panels

Hopefully this weekend,
Renthal Bar and grips
Bar end mirrors
Puig Clutch and Brake levers
Puig footpegs

Then next few weeks
Seat recovered/re-foamed......possibly grey!
Puig small headlamp fairing.

Then especially once the seat is sorted, which being a "fatbloke" is more of a problem than i had expected, i should be able to just ride! although i must admit "tinkering" is half the fun for me.

Now you mention it, someone did say they had threaded the two holes on the swingarm to use bobbins.....hhmmm, maybe something else to look into!
Yeah - tinkering is a big part of these bikes......someone less charitable might say there’s plenty to fix, but not me!!

Did you get your Koso from eBay - a guy had sold his Bolt and was advertising one in the last few weeks, with a considerable saving? It’s a good investment tho.....so much better than stock.

So are the Renthals - love mine, and they cut down on the vibes (being alloy) quite considerably....I added some “puppy grips” too, which further enhances this.

Ha - know what you mean about the stock seat. You’ll have to show us what you end up with.

Happy tinkering!

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I own that one. It's not the best quality, but it works. I position mine such that the rear wheel maintains light contact for better stability. Light enough that you can easily spin the wheel by hand for cleaning. If you find the sweet spot where both wheels are off the ground it seems a bit too unstable for my liking.

Also, If you find tiny ball bearings on the ground, they came from the thrust bearing at the hex driver. I had to disassemble and reassemble the unit with an additional flat washer to close up the tolerance fit where the hex was roll pinned to the lead screw. My issue may have been self induced as I tried using my Dewalt to run it up and down. I think I may have powered it into the lowered position a bit to aggressively and bottomed it out.

It's been working great once I sorted that all out.

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Reading the Manuel at first is a an option....
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Reading the Manuel at first is a an option....
Ooof! Start as you mean to go on......
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Reading the Manuel at first is a an option....
Ha! Good one.

My dad told me the only reason to read instructions is to find out why you have extra parts, or not enough parts.

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OK, so, i didn't get half the things done i expected!!
Decided to wait for my Wheel chock "Bike Grab" to arrive, realised that would suit my needs better than a paddock stand!

Here's a link to a short youtube video showing my changes to the SCR, so far!


Right click where it says short URL at the top of the clip and then "Open in new window"
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