Motorcycles are a fun and fast alternative to regular cars but that doesn’t mean they don’t require regular maintenance. At some point you will have to change the oil, change the tires or do some more serious maintenance. To do this, you will require some sort of stand to stabilize your bike and preferably lift it off the ground. Given that the maintenance is necessary to keep your bike in proper running order, it is also necessary to have a stand that allows you to do that work. In this article I will discuss three main points to consider when buying a motorcycle stand.
The Size of Your Bike
You will want a certain kind of stand depending on how big your bike is. All motorcycle stands will have some sort of limit that dictates how big of a bike it can safely stabilize. Some stands will be built for larger bikes which might make you might think that a bigger stand can accommodate any bike up to the limit stated explicitly on the stand, however, the design of some of these stands simply cannot accommodate smaller bikes. Smaller bikes simply won’t fit properly into the stand. With that being said, the key is to find a stand that will be a good fit for your particular bike. Keep in mind that if you are unsure of what kind to buy, there are plenty of product reviews for you to check out. These will tell you which stands are highly rated and why they are better than others.
Type of Bike
Depending on what type of bike you have, you may benefit from buying a particular type of stand. If you just ride your bike in town then you will likely only need a stand at home that will allow you to do the periodical maintenance that your bike requires. If you have a dirt bike that you ride around in the mountains you will likely benefit from having a stand that can be quickly deployed in case of an emergency repair. If you live in a climate where it snows for a significant part of the year, then you will need a stand that you can use to reliably store your bike. If this is the case, then you may want a stand that allows you to easily move your bike around the garage. Some stands come with wheels on the bottom to allow you to do exactly that!With the huge variety of stands available on the market, you should be able to find one that perfectly matches your needs.
Type of Riding
Different people use their bikes for different purposes. The type of bike you have will largely dictate what kind of riding you do, but this is not always the case. For example, some people may ride their bike in town as a form of transportation while others may ride the same bike at the track. As stated above, if you only use your bike for daily transportation, then you will typically only need a stand that enables you to perform regular maintenance. On the other hand, if you take your bike to the track regularly, then you will probably want a stand that gives you as much access to the bike as possible. This means getting the whole bike in the air without obstructing any important mechanisms. This, of course, calls for a much more specialized stand. Knowing what kind of stand you need is one of the Bikers Basics and is an important component to the continued enjoyment of your motorcycle.
Although the stand is not always a part of the motorcycle itself, it is an essential part of the lifestyle. Without a stand, you will not be able to take care of your motorcycle and if you don’t take care of your motorcycle, it won’t return the favor. This article explores the three main things to consider when buying a motorcycle stand. With these things in mind, you should be able to find the right stand for you and enjoy the continued performance of your motorcycle.