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Old 04-12-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
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Question Forward Lifting vs. Regular Rear Stand

So I'm finally looking into buying a rear stand (definitely going with Pit-Bull), but I'm unsure of which I want

Regular or Forward Lift

I'm a bit freaked out to attempt balancing the bike from the rear while trying to line up the regular style stand. The forward lift style looks remedy this issue.

I'm sure I'd get used to the regular style with enough practice, but anyone have any experience with the forward lift style? Is it as stable as the regular style?

Thoughts are much appreciated
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i like my P/B forward lift stand. it can go both ways so it's a win/win sit.

if only my busa weren't so heavy lol
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i like my P/B forward lift stand. it can go both ways so it's a win/win sit.

if only my busa weren't so heavy lol
you mean you can use it as a regular stand (rearward lifting) as well??
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I'm a bit freaked out to attempt balancing the bike from the rear while trying to line up the regular style stand. The forward lift style looks remedy this issue.
its not as bad as you think IMO. pretty easy for me. and i've got a pig heavy tiller.
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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I have the SSS pitbul stand that works forward or back, both of which are completely stable. There is a reason those stands cost a bit; they are quality.
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thanks guys. i'll probably go with the regular.

until it arrives, i'll just stand in the garage holding the bike by the rear one handed till i get used to it
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To hold it up and line up the pit bull is easy after you practice a bit. The hooks for the spools help to stabilize the bike even if you just have a little pressure on them.
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its a little scary the first few times, but it quickly becomes second nature.
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is it bad to leave the bike on the stand(s) for extended periods of time? weeks..month or so.....to me, holding the bike up with 2 small 6mm spools doesnt seem like a good idea for extended periods
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is it bad to leave the bike on the stand(s) for extended periods of time? weeks..month or so.....to me, holding the bike up with 2 small 6mm spools doesnt seem like a good idea for extended periods

My trackturd sits on stands for 3+ months during the off season. Trust me its fine. Possibly even better as you won't flat-spot the tires.
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At first, practice with the bike near a wall on the right side of the bike. That way if the bike decided to tip over you've got a couple of extra seconds before you can jump in and stop it or the wall will. Just make sure your front wheel is straight so the bike doesnt swerve when you pull/lift it back and up.
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its a little scary the first few times, but it quickly becomes second nature.
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I have the revers one and the idiot that I am didnt know how to line the spools up to the stand. I thought that the stand and spool were not aligned [before holding the bike upright/straight] LOL.

After the first couple of chain lubes, i feel confident using the stand now.
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