BikeTek 360 Rear Floating Stand
Customer Product Reviews
Worried over nothing
This being my first bike without a centre stand I was worried about using a paddock stand especially one with wheels. I'd seen the videos about wobbly paddock stands, after this unit arrive and was assembled my worries went away, then came my first attempt at lifting the bike. Well it went well and was really easy, why had I worried so much. This stand is very well made and extremely strong and along with the fast service of the Sportsbike Shop I can only say I'm very impressed with both.
This is a very good product but as most people have said it really needs some instructions surely for the price they could put in a simple diagram showing how it goes together. To help others this is a normal rear stand, it comes with a set of normal wheels not shown in the pics. When you want to use it as the "floating" stand you take the wheels off and attach the frame with the castors using the axles the wheels come off. Simple one you know.
I have been using those stand in the past two weeks. I bought two of them, and I can say straight away, they hugely help to when the space in the garage is not that much. With the stands in place, I can move the motorbikes, in a way I never done before. The stands are super stable, and easy to push under the swing arm mushrooms to lift the bike. The wheels are well made, and are all lockable. My personal advice is to have a very flat and clean floor if you wish to use the stands. In my garage the floor in laminated, the stands roll over easily, I can push the bikes using two fingers. This product have only one downside, it comes without assembly instructions, which makes easy to do mistakes in the assembly, as there are many parts involved, and not all of them need to be used.
Rear paddock stand
Well I would say that this paddock stand is one of the best out there for the price you can move the bike anywhere in the garage with no problem, the castors make it so easy to move, I would recommend this stand to anyone looking to buy a paddock stand.
I needed something to help with the overcrouding issue of too many bikes in a single garage. This stand does allow free lateral movement of the rear of the bike which in my case is so helpful. It works so well a got a second one for one of the other bikes, both bikes in excess of 230Kg each. No assembly instructions but the pictures on the net are easy to follow. Overall, very pleased.
Better than I thought
I was slightly worried abut how stable this would leave my bike if some one was to move it. No worries at all! The free movment of the stand is fantastic. When I'm sitting down on my stool polishing the bike I simply pull the bike along past me with ease.
Meets a need
Purchased this to manoeuvre a Speed Triple round the garage. Manoeuvring takes some getting used to, I've got it on concrete where it's hard work. If you've got a smooth surface it'll work fine, that said it's not the products fault. As others have said there are no instructions so referred to pictures on web. I will also use this stand to clean chain and perform maintenance instead of my Abba stand. At this price point it's good value.
Poor quality control by the manufacturer meant the first stand I received had to go back, the bearings for the castor swivels were full of swarf so wouldn't rotate unless under extreme pressure. Second one was a lot better but not 100% perfect, but once the weight of the bike is on it, it all swivels OK. Great idea for maneuvering bikes. As ever Sportsbikeshop customer service & returns procedure was outstanding.
Happy customer overall
The stand is good and sturdy. Easy enough to assemble but you need photographs from the website as there are no instructions. The packaging was quite damaged, and without instructions or a parts list it was difficult to know if parts were missing until assembled. It needs a relatively smooth floor to move a bike on.
Paddock stands OK
Two separate sections, a paddock stand that sits on a three wheeled 360 mover. The wheels section seem to be missing some sort of bracket to connect the two. The design engineer seems to have got fed up and QC passed it, it isn't finished! But the paddock stands OK, just do a mod to rectify their flaws.
Build is good. Instructions, none which did make life interesting. Pictures on here helped. Only fault can find is, no locking clamp between trolley and paddock stand. Have found that bike can pop off when moving, so suggest one hand on stand one on bike or like me, a cable tie to hold them together. Otherwise, good stand. Lifts bike rear wheel fully clear, easy to move. Easy to store and lightweight compared to other lifts I have.