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Old 07-29-2009, 11:43 AM   #21
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FYI, not sure if this causes issues, but it got me out of a bind a while back...

I used a floor jack with a 2x4 and placed it under the engine, as close to the front wheel as possible. I then began to lift the bike up, while it was still on the side stand. The front began to lift while weight was being transferred to the back wheel/side stand.

Once the front got off the ground just enough to allow it to freely move, I placed another 2x4 under the side stand, so that the force the side stand was doing and angle it was on, would be the same as if the bike was just resting on the side stand regularly.

This allowed the bike to stay pretty stable, while I took the front wheel off and replaced it. Again, not sure if putting the side stand under a bit of load for a few seconds will cause any issues, but I doubt it can't be any worse than when people use the side stand to spin the bike around.
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I'll just buy some stands. I'll need them anyways. They are universal for the most part, correct? I've noticed that there's a few different styles, what do you guys recommend?
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I'll just buy some stands. I'll need them anyways. They are universal for the most part, correct? I've noticed that there's a few different styles, what do you guys recommend?

There's two types of front stands: one that goes under the fork and allows you to service the wheels. Another that goes under the triple clamp and allows you to service the forks. The first type is quicker to use, but less useful overall.


There's several different types of rear stands: Some that lever from the rear of the bike, some that lever from the side of the bike. Also, there's some that are designed to work on swingarms without spools, and some that are designed to work on swingarms with spools. Your best bet is to get one of the rear-lift units thats adjustable to work with or without spools. This should cover you on this, and any future, bike.
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There's two types of front stands: one that goes under the fork and allows you to service the wheels. Another that goes under the triple clamp and allows you to service the forks. The first type is quicker to use, but less useful overall.


There's several different types of rear stands: Some that lever from the rear of the bike, some that lever from the side of the bike. Also, there's some that are designed to work on swingarms without spools, and some that are designed to work on swingarms with spools. Your best bet is to get one of the rear-lift units thats adjustable to work with or without spools. This should cover you on this, and any future, bike.
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I bought a Vortex Rear Stand with a Front stand conversion kit.
FYI - This kit uses the two dowels on each fork, system that cradels the forks.

Advantages:
1) Cost Saving over 2 stands
2) 1 stand takes up less room in the garage.
Disadvantage
1) Balancing the bike when using on the front wheel.

Solution to disadvantage.
Two Auto Jack Stands these come in handy on your car too, perhaps you already have a set, if not about $ 15 at Wallmart for a set of 2, and a 3 ft 3/8" diameter steel rod about $ 5 to $ 7 at Home Depot.

Check if your rear axle is hollow if so check ID, mine was and 3/8" rod worked well if its not hollow you need to remove the rear tire, to slide the rod through the swing arm.

Raise the rear wheel slide the steel rod through and bring to rest on the jack stands. one on each side "Duh"
Then put the front wheel conversion kit on the bike stand and lift the front.
It is very stable.

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Correction 3/8 is way to light I am using a 5/8" Dia Steel Rod for the above.
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I bought a Vortex Rear Stand with a Front stand conversion kit.
FYI - This kit uses the two dowels on each fork, system that cradels the forks.

Advantages:
1) Cost Saving over 2 stands
2) 1 stand takes up less room in the garage.
Disadvantage
1) Balancing the bike when using on the front wheel.

Solution to disadvantage.
Two Auto Jack Stands these come in handy on your car too, perhaps you already have a set, if not about $ 15 at Wallmart for a set of 2, and a 3 ft 3/8" diameter steel rod about $ 5 to $ 7 at Home Depot.

Check if your rear axle is hollow if so check ID, mine was and 3/8" rod worked well if its not hollow you need to remove the rear tire, to slide the rod through the swing arm.

Raise the rear wheel slide the steel rod through and bring to rest on the jack stands. one on each side "Duh"
Then put the front wheel conversion kit on the bike stand and lift the front.
It is very stable.

Good Luck
i need one of these stands to pull the forks on my bike.. how much are they?
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i need one of these stands to pull the forks on my bike.. how much are they?
I have both of these front stands. The standard and the convertable.

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I use the convertable more than anything. They are listed for $195 on pitbulls website.

http://www.pit-bull.com/Merchant2/me...e=front_stands
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I bought a Vortex Rear Stand with a Front stand conversion kit.
FYI - This kit uses the two dowels on each fork, system that cradels the forks.

Advantages:
1) Cost Saving over 2 stands
2) 1 stand takes up less room in the garage.
Disadvantage
1) Balancing the bike when using on the front wheel.

Solution to disadvantage.
Two Auto Jack Stands these come in handy on your car too, perhaps you already have a set, if not about $ 15 at Wallmart for a set of 2, and a 3 ft 3/8" diameter steel rod about $ 5 to $ 7 at Home Depot.

Check if your rear axle is hollow if so check ID, mine was and 3/8" rod worked well if its not hollow you need to remove the rear tire, to slide the rod through the swing arm.

Raise the rear wheel slide the steel rod through and bring to rest on the jack stands. one on each side "Duh"
Then put the front wheel conversion kit on the bike stand and lift the front.
It is very stable.

Good Luck
if you stick something through your front axle, how are you going to remove the wheel?

also, kdog, this will not work for removing your forks....you need a head stand
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if you stick something through your front axle, how are you going to remove the wheel?

also, kdog, this will not work for removing your forks....you need a head stand
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i'm just going to take my bike into my buddy's shop and let him deal with it.. eventually i will be getting the stands that i need.
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The stand I bought is by Vortex
Purchased through Chaparral Motorsports Feb 09
Part number D-357-5337...$ 107.99
Rear Stand conversion kit (Allows the rear stand to be used as a front stand)
Part number D-357-4953 ...$ 41.99
Shipping $ 20

I have seen the same stand at Stubbs 59

To remove front wheel:

1) Lift Rear wheel with the Bike Stand and slide a 3 foot 5/8" dia rod thruogh the REAR Hollow axle.
2) Place a Auto Jack stand under each end of the rod.
3) Lower the bike such that it is supported by the Rod on the Jack Stands, not the Rear Tire
4) Remove the Bike stand and install the Rear stand to Front stand converter.
This is a 4 dowel system two on each side , it cradles the front forks.
5) Lift the front of the bike with the bike stand.

Your bike is stable and off the ground, you can removed the front wheel. but not the forks.

Note if your rear axle is NOT hollow you can remove the rear wheel and slide the steel rod through the swing arm.

if you axle is hollow the above works but check the Axle ID so you can get the correct sized rod. 5/8" works on a Busa and it looks like you could go as small as 1/2" on a lighter bike.

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Solution to disadvantage.
Two Auto Jack Stands these come in handy on your car too, perhaps you already have a set, if not about $ 15 at Wallmart for a set of 2, and a 3 ft 3/8" diameter steel rod about $ 5 to $ 7 at Home Depot.

Check if your rear axle is hollow if so check ID, mine was and 3/8" rod worked well if its not hollow you need to remove the rear tire, to slide the rod through the swing arm.

Raise the rear wheel slide the steel rod through and bring to rest on the jack stands. one on each side "Duh"
Then put the front wheel conversion kit on the bike stand and lift the front.
It is very stable.

Good Luck
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