The Benefits of Motorcycle Swing Arm Spools and How to Use them

Posted by Kai Sarasch on

Swingarm spools are small, cylindrical adapters that are mounted on the rear swingarm of a motorcycle. They provide several benefits, including:

  • Making it easier to lift the motorcycle off the ground using a motorcycle lift or paddock stand
  • Providing a secure anchor point for a lift or stand, which can make it easier to work on the motorcycle or store it off the ground
  • Protecting the swingarm and axle mount points from damage that could be caused by using other types of lift points
  • Preventing Flat-Spots on your tires from prolonged storage

To use swingarm spools, you'll need to locate the holes on the rear swingarm of your motorcycle where the spools will be installed. These holes are usually located near the axle mounts on either side of the swingarm. Once you have located the holes, you can install the spools by inserting them into the holes and securing them in place with the included bolts.

Once the spools are installed, you can use them to lift your motorcycle off the ground using a motorcycle lift or a paddock stand. To do this, you'll need to place the lift's arms or the paddock stand's hooks under the spools and then lift the motorcycle off the ground using the lift or stand. This will allow you to work on the motorcycle or store it off the ground.

It's important to use caution when lifting your motorcycle with spools, as the motorcycle will be unstable and could potentially tip over if not properly secured. Make sure that the lift or stand is positioned correctly and that the motorcycle is securely fastened to it before attempting to lift it off the ground.

LuckyBike Offers a wide variety in Swingarm Spools.  The Most common sizes use a 6mm, 8mm or 10mm mounting bolt.  See our store for options.

When deciding to purchase motorcycle swingarm spools, there are a few things you should consider:

  1. Compatibility: Make sure that the spools you are considering are compatible with your specific make and model of motorcycle. Some spools are universal and will fit a wide range of motorcycles, while others are designed to fit only certain models.

  2. Material: Swingarm spools are typically made of either aluminum or steel. Aluminum spools are lightweight and resistant to corrosion, but they may not be as strong as steel spools. Steel spools are more durable, but they are also heavier and may rust over time if not properly maintained.

  3. Size: Make sure that the spools you are considering are the correct size for your motorcycle. The size of the spools will typically be determined by the size of the holes in your swingarm, as well as the size of the bolts that you will use to secure them in place.

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