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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:57 pm 
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Back in my past paddock stands used to fit

Front: inside the yoke
Rear: under the swing arm

Both allowed the wheels to be removed
No Issues with the current front stand but the rear stands seem to rely on bobbins etc, which would not allow the spindle to be removed?

Is it just me being out of date?

Apologies for my incompetence

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:02 pm 
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not really Andy...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Micron-Rear- ... SwEaBaDCwZ :here:

i have a micron like in the link, was good on my XB & my Tuber


loads on ebay with out the need for bobbins
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:41 am 
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Cup adapters are available, to slot into the stand.

I switch between cups or hook adapters dependent on the bike being worked on.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:33 am 
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Get the Micron. If you're not removing the wheel, you can turn the cups around and stick them into the spindle holes, or even more securely, stick a long bar all the way through. Get an adjustable one for the front as the legs are a different length. I bought an ordinary front stand and cut a bit out of the tube, then welded it back together. Be careful if you buy a front stand with pegs that fit up the fork. They may hit the spindle and damage the threads.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:43 pm 
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My 1125CR has bobbins on the rear, but not attached to the axles.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:06 pm 
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I wouldn't recommend drilling an XB swinging arm lOl

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:38 pm 
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lOl

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:09 pm 
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Why not ?....oil tank is confined to the pivot area :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:19 pm 
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Maz wrote:
Why not ?....oil tank is confined to the pivot area :)


Coz I don't know how far down it goes😀

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:54 pm 
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Remember that guy that DID drill his XB swing arm (on the old forum)? He obviously chose the wrong spot...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:00 pm 
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As the swingarm is a couple of castings welded together the wall thickness is pretty thin hence all the cast strengthening webs inside. I'd stay clear of drilling it too. Get that micron rear stand, I have one that I use on both the xb and S1


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