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Leaving Bike on Stands

I just got a set of venom lift stands for the bike and have it up. Easily done by myself front and rear. I'm wondering if it is advisable to leave it on the stands for the winter? I also wedged a couple boards in there to ensure it was solid. It doesn't appear like it will move about and fall off the stands. Any experience?

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We use to leave the race bikes on stands for long periods of time. Never had a problem.
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I keep mine on the stands all the time. I think is just as stable if not more so than the kick stand. I have the front type that uses a big fat pin in the triple tree vs lifting under the forks. If that makes any difference..
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I keep mine on the stands all the time. I think is just as stable if not more so than the kick stand. I have the front type that uses a big fat pin in the triple tree vs lifting under the forks. If that makes any difference..
makes a huge difference ive had a bike fall off the fork cradle type....and no there is no harm in having it left on stands. there are bikes at museums that have been on there stands for 20+ years

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relevant to this post...if you don't use stands and store your bike on the side stand and wheels...park on something other than concrete. The concrete is bad for rubber long-term. I use rubber mats but carpet, thin wood, would also work.
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relevant to this post.... The concrete is bad for rubber long-term.
dont the tires spend most there time on concrete as you ride?well atleast the rear

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dont the tires spend most there time on concrete as you ride?well atleast the rear
Around my neck of the woods, it's mostly asphalt.
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makes a huge difference ive had a bike fall off the fork cradle type....and no there is no harm in having it left on stands. there are bikes at museums that have been on there stands for 20+ years
And those bikes are rarely, if ever, ridden.


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And those bikes are rarely, if ever, ridden.
ya but my point was there not falling apart from being on the stands for long points of time

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Just to add another note, I also leave my kickstand down while it is on the stands. Much better to have it ready just in case your not as ready as you thought you were...
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Just to add another note, I also leave my kickstand down while it is on the stands. Much better to have it ready just in case your not as ready as you thought you were...

+1 you'll never know "Fun" until you lower you bike off the stands and realize you left the kickstand up. Once that sucker get to far over all you can do is get out of the way and start counting parts that you will need to replace.

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Just to add another note, I also leave my kickstand down while it is on the stands. Much better to have it ready just in case your not as ready as you thought you were...
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+1 you'll never know "Fun" until you lower you bike off the stands and realize you left the kickstand up. Once that sucker get to far over all you can do is get out of the way and start counting parts that you will need to replace.
I ALWAYS have my bike on the rear-stand between rides, and on BOTH front and rear stands whenever I'm away in the 'other' country for the season.

I HAVE ADDED signage to the rear stands that, basically, says "Hey stupid, is your side-stand down?" as I HAVE removed the rear-stand only to discover that the side-stand is STILL retracted....


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I ALWAYS have my bike on the rear-stand between rides, and on BOTH front and rear stands whenever I'm away in the 'other' country for the season.

I HAVE ADDED signage to the rear stands that, basically, says "Hey stupid, is your side-stand down?" as I HAVE removed the rear-stand only to discover that the side-stand is STILL retracted....

that is why i use the method of hold on to the bike and lift the stand up with my foot so my hands dont leave the bike, i also have a wheel chock infront the front tire

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