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Old 2nd December 2018, 01:25 AM
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Hi all, is it ok to leave on bobbins on your bike even when not using the paddock stand? I'm sure it's as they are just bolts secured in by a threaded nut.
Also anyone else find it hard to get a vulcan 650s 2018 up on a paddock stands? Took me awhile with a bit of balancing act :)
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Old 3rd December 2018, 12:29 PM
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No issues leaving the bobins on, some are sold as bobins/crash protection.

No idea regarding the vulcan in particular but all bikes have their own tricks. What I do find very helpful is to put a piece of scrap wood underneath the kick stand to bring the bike a little bit more upright before hooking up the stand, then it's a matter of moving the bike just a little bit with your hand and operating the stand with the other.
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Old 3rd December 2018, 01:46 PM
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Depending on the mounting of them, on my 636 it broke the threaded bit on the swing arm in a fall so I would leave them off when not in use, that way you wont accidentally lose them on the road either
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Old 3rd December 2018, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RTV View Post
No issues leaving the bobins on, some are sold as bobins/crash protection.

No idea regarding the vulcan in particular but all bikes have their own tricks. What I do find very helpful is to put a piece of scrap wood underneath the kick stand to bring the bike a little bit more upright before hooking up the stand, then it's a matter of moving the bike just a little bit with your hand and operating the stand with the other.
Yep, had a few bits of wood all round me, was daunting as it was the first time doing it and the bike is brand new :)
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