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Old 08-19-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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Bike stand

Been needing a stand. I prefer to buy in person instead of online, but Sunday is my only day off. Found one at AutoZone for $100; had a hydrolic pump to jack it up, probably in the middle - which would more likely f*k up the R6 instead of lifting it. Found one at Katy Yamaha today for $150, plus a few bucks for some peg-things to screw in.


So, Q's:

- any place open on Sun that sells?
- brands/models/types to avoid or recommend?
- reliable source for good deals on price (incl. online)
- how much can I expect to pay?



PS: haven't used a stand ever before... I assume it's self-explanatory, or is there a technique or other parts/tools required?
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:20 AM   #2
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I bought mine online.. http://www.t-rex-racing.com/. Been VERY happy with them as well. So couldn't help ya.. Every where local that I know that sells stands are closed on Sun I do believe. Cycle Gear closed? Donno.. gl
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Sport bikes use front and rear stands, not the center lifts like a cruiser. You need "spools" installed on the swingarm, or a stand that has "L" brackets to catch under the swingarm.

So you'll need two stands to lift both wheels off the ground.
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Sport bikes use front and rear stands, not the center lifts like a cruiser. You need "spools" installed on the swingarm, or a stand that has "L" brackets to catch under the swingarm.

So you'll need two stands to lift both wheels off the ground.
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This is true. There are a few for sale on the parts and accessories classifieds here on moto houston as well. I suggest a triple tree/ pin style front stand.

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Sport bikes use front and rear stands, not the center lifts like a cruiser. You need "spools" installed on the swingarm, or a stand that has "L" brackets to catch under the swingarm.

So you'll need two stands to lift both wheels off the ground.
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Before you buy a triple tree style, ask some people with similar bikes what fits, and make sure you have a hole on the bottom tree! Some bikes don't.
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Go with Pit Bull Stands Cycle Gear is open on Sundays andif if u decide to sell them u always get ur money back...plus sturdy as ...look innew parts andand accessories or make a thred that u wanna buy pitbull stands
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+1 for pit bull stands. I've got a front stand for sale (check MH classifieds) you can check out on Sunday if you want. I'm in Katy as well.

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Thx all.

Sooo... TWO stands? Front & rear? Including even if I just need to lube the chain?

HolyHell biking's an expensive lifestyle.

But yeah I'll check classified's tomorrow. Thx again.
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To just lube the chain or basic stuff, a rear stand will do ya
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Yeah, rear only for rear wheel off the ground. Both if you want both wheels off.
If you ever get both NEVER try to lift the front until the rear is already on a stand. Very likely bike will fall over
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