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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Paddock stand bobbins

Hi. I'm new to paddock stands. Does anyone know what size a bonnieville SE bobbin takes. Some websites say 6mm and some say 8mm. To be honest I don't even know where they fit.

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The only paddock stand bobbins I've ever seen are these from Free Spirits which mount on a rod that runs through the hollow rear axle.

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hi stu

I could not find a bolt on solution to the paddock stand problem on our bonnies that looked good and that would enable me to use the stand in the proper way

the rod through the wheel spindle method doesn't allow you to remove the rear wheel which is probably the main reason for a paddock stand beside lubing the chain and the cup type adaptors that go under the swing-arm are very precarious

so this is my solution, it's not a simple bolt on solution but I think it look as if it came from the factory like this, and more importantly it works as a stand bobbin should

I used 2 off M8 mild steel pipe socket coupling that I welded to the underside of the swing-arm, the bobbins just screw into these in the conventional manner I then had the swing-arm powder coated

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My solution was to get a Pit Bull SS Rear Stand. It's not cheap, but it works great. The supports that hold the swing arm are easily adjustable, and rock solid.

I do like the bobbin idea that Mike did. That mod may be in the Bonnie's future.
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Hi. I'm new to paddock stands. Does anyone know what size a bonnieville SE bobbin takes. Some websites say 6mm and some say 8mm. To be honest I don't even know where they fit.
This is hoping that you are in Birmingham UK and not Alabama - Give these guys a go - they manufacture their own, so even if you don't see anything listed they will still help you:

http://www.jaybeebikerbits.co.uk/index.php/

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I used a pit bull type race stand but the 'paddles' that you place under the s/arm are precarious when lifting and lowering solo. So I drilled and tapped to 6mm just below and forward of the rear axle slot and bolted on some bobbins. Quite easy to do, no welding and painting etc. Just drill and tap. The rear section of the s/arm is solid steel hence no problems there. The rectangular section is likely to be hollow so not good there. The location is about the same as Mike TT above but maybe 25mm higher. With the bobbins using the paddock stand is much more secure.

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Thanks for your replies - has given me some options. I'm after one of these for my garage http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/moto...ent_prod/92416


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Thanks for your replies - has given me some options. I'm after one of these for my garage http://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/moto...ent_prod/92416


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I use one of these stands on my Thruxton R but I don't use inserts with bobbins on the 8mm swing arm as they raise the bike too high.
I just used a 10mm st/st rod through the holes in the stand and the axle.
I machined some 18mm diameter x 75mm long aluminium inserts with a 10mm diameter hole through the middle.
These fit through the holes in the stand and fill the space from the stand to the axle.
Takes out any 'bow' in the 10mm rod.

Works ok and is a one hand easy action to raise the bike.
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Bit of a dredge, but I came across this thread while looking for bobbins.

Is there any reason that you couldn't just replace the shock bolt with 8mm bobbins in the bottom shock bolt hole?

A bit like:
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If you could find one with the same thread Theoretically would not be a problem at all, would continue to attach to sprung weight.

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