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i thought i would make a how to, for drilling and tapping paddock stand bobbins.


what you will need:
bike
paddock stand bobbins(m6)
drill
5mm drill bit
tap and die set
m6 tap
these are the bobbins i will be useing(oxford)

step one:
drill a hole on the flat part of the swing arm with you 5mm drill bit.


step two:
get you m6 tap and and spary abit of wd40 in the hole to help it along its way. then start making the thread for your bobbin.


last step:
clean up the hole youv just done. and then put your bobbins and do them up. then do the other side and your done!
 

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runey said:
Would it be possible to use m8 instead of m6??
Sure would be fine. Just need a 7mm drill bit and a m8 tap.

I don't know if you saw it but I posted a very good paddock stand by company called biketec. They do a paddock that doesn't need bobbins fitted. Quite good. If interested let me know I'll link.

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iRobin said:
Sure would be fine. Just need a 7mm drill bit and a m8 tap.

I don't know if you saw it but I posted a very good paddock stand by company called biketec. They do a paddock that doesn't need bobbins fitted. Quite good. If interested let me know I'll link.

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runey said:
Would it be possible to use m8 instead of m6??

They are great stands for about £40!
 

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I'm thinking of getting a headstand for the front of the bike, you guys think it will fit without any problems.

Edit: Also I've got paddock stands front and rear :p But I want to install some bobbins as they seem more secure.
 

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Had a little chat with my dealer today, and he told me they wouldn't drill the holes for me(they had the bike, so figured I'd let them do it). He told me that drilling the holes would weaken the swingarm, so I just wondered if affect the swingarms intergrity that much ?
 

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runey said:
Had a little chat with my dealer today, and he told me they wouldn't drill the holes for me(they had the bike, so figured I'd let them do it). He told me that drilling the holes would weaken the swingarm, so I just wondered if affect the swingarms intergrity that much ?
No... A 6mm hole is not going to make a difference.

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runey said:
Had a little chat with my dealer today, and he told me they wouldn't drill the holes for me(they had the bike, so figured I'd let them do it). He told me that drilling the holes would weaken the swingarm, so I just wondered if affect the swingarms intergrity that much ?
Be fine I had I drill into my frame almost 2year and bike was fine
 

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runey said:
What about an 8mm?
R&G 6mm I don't see why bobbins would have as big as 8mm bolt so rather not say lol I would think it would be fine... R125 swing arm is well chunky.

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R&G 6mm I don't see why bobbins would have as big as 8mm bolt so rather not say lol I would think it would be fine... R125 swing arm is well chunky.

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Ok, think I'll just buy a pair of 6mm bobbins instead of the 8mm i ordered.
You can also get bobbins in 10mm for kawasakis :p
 

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runey said:
Ok, think I'll just buy a pair of 6mm bobbins instead of the 8mm i ordered.
You can also get bobbins in 10mm for kawasakis :p
Wow must be massive lol. Some bikes are pre threaded for bobbins like mine was so I can only assume Kawasakis have 10mm in frame from stock.

R1 and R6 have 6mm so I'm sure they strong enough.

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why not get the one from bursig?! No modification done just replace the knob from the engine mount to the holder that they sent in the packaging, and lift up from centre.... like this....



I've been thinking myself to get one like this too one day... ^ ^
 
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