Hello and welcome to the Stands section of the Black Pro Range FAQ. Here you should find most information about each of the stands we sell here at Ghostbikes.com, things such as their operation, their price and their weight tolerance. If you can’t find the information you need about a stand- Do check the Frequently Asked Questions nearer to the bottom of the page and see if your question has been answered there. If not- leave your question in a comment for me and I’ll get back to you on it!
Black Pro Range MX Lift Stand B5069
TheMX Lift Stand is a pretty heavy duty piece of kit. It’s made for MX bikes that tend to be fairly light- so it has no problem being used with them when it’s maximum load is 160kg. It can support most MX bikes that have skidplates on. It’s easy to use with a very simple mechanism, just keep the bike stood upright, place the stand securely underneath the skid plate and use the lever. The lowered height of the stand is about 31cm and the height when fully raised is about 40cm, so the stand goes up and down by around 9cm. It currently sells at £29.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Adjustable MX Lift Stand B5213
The Adjustable MX Lift Stand is another heavy duty bit of gear, able to hold a maximum load of 160kg and can support most MX bikes that have a skid plate on. The adjustable height allows the maximum height of the stand when raised to range from 33cm to 46cm. It’s also very easy to use. Simply stand the bike upright, securely place the Lift Stand under the bike and then use the handle/pedal to raise it before using the locking hold hook to secure the lever/handle. The height of the stand fully lowered is about 23.5cm. The height when fully raised but with the adjustable height at it’s lowest is about 33cm. and when the adjuster is at it’s highest, the fully raised height is about 46cm. It currently sells at £41.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Scissor Lift Stand B5147
The Scissor Lift Stand is an excellent option if you need something that can take the weight of a heavier bike- as has something stable for the raised carriers on the lift to support. It can be used under the frame, swing arms or engine of a bike. It can handle a maximum load of 500kg, so lifting any bike should be no problem. The carriers are also individually adjustable for getting a good support under the bike and operation is simple- Simply stand the bike securely, move the Scissor Lift stand into position and carefully use the handle to turn the large hex-bolt on the end of the sand, all while making sure the bike is stable while slowly lifting. The Scissor Lift its self weighs a total of 14.7kg all together, it’s lowest height without the carriers is 9.5cm and has a max height of 40cm, also without the carriers. It currently sells at £54.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Height Adjustable Front Head Stand B5065
The Adjustable Front Head Stand may look confusing to some once assembled because of it’s fold away design but I assure you that it works. It can handle a maximum load of 180kg, so it can lift the front end of almost any bike. It is highly recommended that you have the bike securely mounted into a rear paddock stand before using a front head stand and also remove the head stand first before the rear paddock stand when you’re finished with them. To use it as very easy- while the stand is still folded, place the stand head pin into position with the stand wheels firmly on the floor. Then push the opposite end down like a lever and the front end of the bike should be picked up by the stand. the stand comes with various pin sizes- 13mm, 15mm, 16.5mm, 17mm and 18mm. The height can be adjusted into three positions near where the stand folds, on each arm. At it’s lowest from pin to support bar is about 71cm and its highest is from pin to support bar is 90cm. It currently sells at £47.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Heavy Duty Aluminium Rear Paddock Stand B5066
The Heavy Duty Aluminium Stand is a stand with bobbin hooks, intended for use with a bike that has bobbins on the rear of the bike intended for use on bikes that go up to 1500cc, so it can certainly take the weight. The hooks have an adjustable width that goes from a minimum of about 25cm to a maximum of about 37.5cm and the height of the hooks is about 35cm from the centre of the hooks to the ground. It’s easy to use, just line the adjustable hooks up with the bobbins on your bike, secure them in place and then push down on the handle to lever the bike up. It currently sells at £47.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Heavy Duty Aluminium Front Paddock Stand B5067
Another paddock stand but this one uses cradles that can be used under the front forks of the bike. It has an adjustable width to suit the bike it is being used with, the minimum width is about 26cm and the maximum is about 28cm. The stand can handle motorcycles up to 1500cc so you know it can take the weight. It’s easy to use, too. Just line up the fork adaptors, adjust and secure them properly to the needed width and then push the handle down. This will use leverage to get the bike up and onto the stand. It currently sells at £47.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Evo Rear Paddock Stand B5163
The Evo Rear Paddock Stand is simple but great. It includes universal cradle cup adapters with an adjustable width at a minimum of about 28cm and a maximum of about 38cm, so it’s great for most bikes, especially as it can take the weight of anything up to a 1500cc. Operation is as easy as can be- just set the width of the cradles, secure them, line the stand up with the cradles under the swing arm and then push down on the rounded bar, using leverage to move the bike up and onto the stand. It currently sells at £36.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Centre Lift Stand B5146
The Centre Lift stand is designed for road bikes that have a hollow pivot shaft. The long pin, goes through one hole in the stand, through the pivot shaft and through the other other hole in the stand on the other side before being secured with pins at both ends. You then use the handle like a lever and use leverage to lift the bike up and onto the stand by pushing the lever down. The height from the centre of the pin to the ground is about 38cm. The pins supplied [the long metal rod that goes through the pivot shaft of the bike] come in 10mm, 12mm, 15mm and 8/15mm thicknesses to suit various bikes and the stand as a whole can handle a maximum weight of 160kg. It currently sells at £27.99 at Ghostbikes.com
Black Pro Range Aluminium Billet Rear Paddock Stand B5148
The Aluminium Billet Rea RPaddock Stand is a fixed-width paddock stand that is easy to assemble. The inside width is about 38cm, so do make sure the width of your bike bobbins is correct for this stand before purchase. The height of the stand, from the base of the hooks to the ground is about 32cm and the stand is very simple to use. Once assembled- just position the hooks at the bobbins on your bike and then push down on the red bar, using leverage to lift the bike up and onto the stand in the hooks. The stand currently sells at £74.99 at Ghostbikes.com.
–Frequently Asked Questions–
Q- Do the Stands, ramps and accessories come with instructions?
A– I’m afraid not, however all of the Black Pro Range Products are designed with simplicity in mind. Their assembly and operation are both easy and intuitive. Just remember, it bolting everything together, to bolt everything loosely together at first and once it is all assembled- gradually tighten all of the bolts up until sturdy.
Q- Are there additional pins available?
A- Yes, additional pins and hooks can be purchased from Ghostbikes.com but if you’re after a specific pin size and already looking at a stand, do read the product description. Some of our stands come with a selection of different pins at different sizes already and may already have the size you need.
Q- How do I find out if a stand can take the weight of my bike?
A- First you need to know how much your bike weighs. To find this information you should have a look in the manual for your bike if you have one. If not, you can try using Wikipedia to search for the specs of your particular bike. eg– I’ve just searched for a 2016 BMW S1000RR and I’ve been directed to a Wikipedia Page dedicated to the bike where it tells me it has a dry weight of 183kg. It’s always better to check a manual if you can though. [The Dry weight is the weight of the bike without any fuel and maybe some other fluids/battery etc. The Wet weight is with a full tank, all fluids topped up- the works.]