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paddock stand with flat platforms

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by kyan, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. i got a paddock stand for christmas from the mrs. however she asked them for flat platforms rather than spools. i have an sv650 which takes spools.

    should i just go ahead and buy spools and use them instead or are the flat platforms fine to use. any disadvantages of the flat plats? i haven't used a paddock stand before.
  2. I have no spools so I use a flat platform stand, have done for nearly five years, I haven't noticed any damage or marking on the swingarm.....
  3. Spools are better but flats are fine. They just take a little more thought when locating them before hoisting it up. If you're just using it for general maintenance I consider it a non-issue. What's $20 mean to you?