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Paddock Stand (front-rear) - center stand

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On my Kawasaki ZZR 600 (ZX600 E7) 1999 I have a centre stand that when in use puts all weight on the front wheel and lifts the rear off the ground.

I want a paddock stand to lift up the front but they all say must be used with a rear stand BUT would it be ok if I just used a front paddock stand with the centre stand?

I don't want the bloody thing falling over as it costs me at least £40 each time it drops.


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you might find a front paddock stand might lift it too high....

Have you tried (carefully) a car jack and some wood? Worked fine on my FJ..... Bike on main stand... jack under the front (carefully.. with wood and avoiding damaging owt) would lift the front enough to work on..

Saying all that...... You could probably source a front and rear stand reasonably cheaply and do it that way anyhow... :P

You've only got to not drop it twice and they will have paid for themselves..... 8-)

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Yeah right thanks - I might just get both stands anyway, but I dont want to get a rear stand and then have to faff around buying additional parts like bobbins or whatever they are. They (the rear stand) look as if they would just sit under each swingarm though.

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there are 2 types of rear paddock stand, those that need bobbins fitted and those that have cups that hook to your swingarm.

The ones with bobbins are more secure but as long as you are not leaving the bike on them out in the wind etc either should be fine for basic maintenance.

As has been said the front stand will lift your wheel too high to use the center stand, you could chock up the front by putting a block of wood under the exhaust downpipes but you can get a pair of stands off ebay for around £40 new (thats where I got mine from!)

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