Phillips swingarm stand (Motorcycle
If you own a sport-type motorcycle,
chances are that it has no center stand.
In fact, more and more types of
motorcycles are being sold without the
once-prevalent center stand. This is
generally not a big problem until you
attempt to do some basic maintenance
work. Without the use of some type of
motorcycle stand that keeps the
motorcycle upright with the rear wheel
off the ground, even doing something as
basic as lubing your chain becomes more
Enter a swing arm stand:
A good motorcycle stand allows you to
raise your rear wheel off the floor while
keeping the motorcycle nice and stable.
In addition, once I lever the bike off
the ground, I can move it forwards or
backwards a little to better position the
Ive been using the Lockhart
Phillips swingarm stand whenever I need
to do anything around the motorcycle. I
also use it when storing the motorcycle
in the off season.
Ive found this motorcycle stand to
be easy to use, reliable, and secure. As
soon as you get the hang of it by
practicing with another person (just in
case), lifting the bike onto the stand
becomes an easy one person operation.
As with good motorcycle stands, the
Lockhart Phillips swing arm stand
provides a wide and stable base of
support. This wider base of support
allows the motorcycle to be much more
stable than when using a center stand.
- Point the front wheel straight ahead
- Balance the motorcycle vertically (with
a little practice for confidence
becomes an easy one person job)
- Tip the motorcycle stand and push in
under the swing arm
- Make sure that the supports are
sufficiently along the length of the
- Pull back on the motorcycle stand
handle and push down.
The motorcycle stand will lever the bike
up and backwards as you push the handle
towards the floor. This is a secure, one
hand operation and requires very little
effort as the stand does all the work.
The bike is now solidly positioned and
will not move. You can now perform the
To set the bike down:
- I point the front wheel straight ahead
- Deploy the side stand
- While holding the strap on the
passenger seat, I gently let the bike
- Grasping handlebar and seat-strap,
gently lower bike onto side stand.
What I found:
The Lockhart Phillips swing arm stand has
been easy to use and has been reliable.
It provides a secure base. I just make
sure that the supports are sufficiently
along the length of the swingarm before
lifting. Since lifting results in a
backwards motion, you dont want the
stand to risk slipping off the end of the
swingarm if the contact point is too
close to the edge.
The Lockhart Phillips swing arm stand is
painted an attractive white color. I
found that if the stand is exposed to
humidity, there may develop some yellow
rust stains around the weld joints.
Im not sure why. Maybe the paint is
somewhat porous. But preventing these
rust stains is easy enough. Just a quick
pass with a rag and any automotive car
wax will seal the paint and provide a
protective barrier against humidity.
If I had a choice, Id like the
cross bar of the Lockhart Phillips
motorcycle stand to be maybe an inch or
so lower. Depending on how level the
floor is or lack of, the cross bar
sometimes butts up against the lower edge
of the fender/license plate flap. Not
much, but enough to sometimes jam a
little. This only occurs during
insertion, not lifting. Once past the
fender flap, you can position the
supports along the length of the swing
The Lockhart Phillips motorcycle stand
also allows for adjustable width of the
swingarm supports to allow to fit a wide
variety of motorcycles.
Other than that, the Lockhart Phillips
swing arm stand has been a strong and
reliable performer. I expect it to
provide many more years of service.