Do you know if the nut is suitable for a paddock stand please?
18mm seems a bit thin for a spindle?
Also, the depth of the hole is limited.
I've contacted Honda UK
I don't think they have much idea tbh.
when i picked up bike today, dealer was also WTF?
they're not sure how they would lift it in the shop to do rear tyre either.. and will look for a solution.
wheel hub centre is smaller diameter than the spindle inside, so is not like you can pass a larger pin in from RHS.
but, possibly a long rod, larger on rim side, slid all the way through, then lifted by normal 2 sided stand? seems dodgy....
was thinking perhaps a frame that bolts to pillion peg mount points... then lift with engine crane.. but not sure the subframe is strong enough. would be lifting about 60% of the weight at a guess = 130kg.. = less than rider+pillion...
I'm quite liking the R&G soloution.
Then use an abba when you need the wheel out.
I looked at the owners manual so see what Honda recommend for supporting the bike for wheel removal.
Fu*king SERIOUSLY Honda?
at the front, hole in triple for a head stand is 13mm, so a 1/2" pin works
could easily make an R&G style through axle thing... 18mm bar, machined nylon bit to support from rim (only 5mm load bearing on that side), needle roller bearing and guides at each end for a conventional paddock stand...
note that it needs to be longer on RHS to centre the weight and be stable
I will go down this route, if i can find a suitable 18mm bar (long high tensile bolt? conventional bike axle bolt??), and make it so it is inserted from rim side
for changing tyres, I think there is also an option to use an engine hoist from the top mounting points of the rear shock. (Abba stand not available in Australia, plus I have engine crane..)
would need to remove the air duct plastic things, but that's just 2 bolts/screws each side
OldC....thanks for taking the time to put that up.
Really, really useful, and just the job for the R&G route.
I really like the speed and simplicity of paddock stands, but I've come to the conclusion that Honda design in Italy were not on the case when it came to thinking through the logistics of us DIY'ers getting that back wheel out.
The deafening silence from Honda on this issue is evidence of this.
So, although a little more fiddly, I guess the good old ABBA is the go to stand at this time?
Just ordered a pair of CB specific frame plugs for mine.
haha, it's like they just plain forgot about lifting up the rear of the bike!
luckily my front stand has a 1/2" base sized pin for the adaptors to go onto, otherwise that would not fit either. still need to flex the mudguard out of the way to get it in though
what do the Abba frame plugs look like?
which holes do they go into??
the spindle assembly i'm thinking of.. will have all the stuff at RHS permanently mounted on the bolt. (can get M18x300 and M18x350 high tensile bolts off the shelf)
slide it through from rim side, then put on washers and bearing, and do up the nut. (would be massive butterfly nut to make easier)
take less than a minute to put it in, then lift with normal stand, then take out after cleaning/lubing chain
only the bearing outers are free to move, so everything else rotates with the wheel,and the bearings are stationary on the stand.
means welding up new attachments for the stand, but that's easy
Playing around with the feasability of having an 18mm (think it's a little bigger?) pin turned for my paddockstand.
ALSO....a sleeve with an internal 18mm hole, turned to slide in from the r/h side.
That way, the pin would have loads of meat to sit on.
What do you think OldC?
Yep, you're right.
If for instance the centre wheel hole dia is less that the hub (thereby preventing sliding in a sleeve) what's to stop taking the wheel off, THEN inserting the sleeve, then replace the wheel.
In other words, just leave it in?
If it was ali, it'd have minimal cost weight wise..?
Fully genius eh?
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