Welcome back to us :/ Our hosts data center was down for the entire day.
MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > Taking it to the Track
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
Remcycle
Senior Member
 
Remcycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Conroe
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 451

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2001 Suzuki TL1000s









Stands/jack?

I'm handy with a wrench for basic maintenance. I do almost all repairs/maintenance on my cage. This being my first bike, I'm not sure what there is as far as stands go. I have jack stands and a jack, but how do you secure the opposite end that you're working on?

Lets say I were to pull the rear wheel. How do you secure the front? Just another set of stands? Seems like it would get wobbly.
Remcycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When you don't have jack stands... zombiejesus Off Topic 27 06-27-2010 10:27 AM
PitBull Jack Stands?? maxgs Taking it to the Track 19 10-24-2008 09:28 AM
Jack Move..... ChampHouston Off Topic 1 12-14-2006 11:24 AM
Advertisement
Old 09-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
Solracer
MotoHouston.com Owner.
 
Solracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kemah Area
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 28,903

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2006 YZF600R (Street)
2009 Iron 883



Member Garage


I used to use jackstands... they WILL work, but its better to get some actual bike stands..

Harbor freight sells some cheap ones that will work.

I currently use them.
__________________
Chris
Solracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
obed
TMGP Pimp
 
obed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 7,271

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2011 Honda CBR600RR
Harley Road King
Harley Sportster
Yamaha TW200
Suzuki dirt bike






I use pit bull front and rear stands and the bike is very stable, you can sit on it and lay off to one side and it does not move... I am sure that there are cheaper stands that work well, but I have never used them.
__________________
Be Free, Have Fun.... Give None, Take None
obed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
dudewhrsmybike
Moderator
 
dudewhrsmybike's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Galleria
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 12,665

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R ABS




Member Garage





Send a message via AIM to dudewhrsmybike
This is whatchu need requny3y
__________________


It's GREEN, it's FAST, and it says Ninja on it
dudewhrsmybike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
Bald 'n Gimpy
What?
 
Bald 'n Gimpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SW side
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 961

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+











I have set of Pitbull front & rear stands I'm about to post up for sale.

Front stand is stem-lift, meaning it lifts the front from under the bottom triple. More stable than fork-lift style (lifts from bottom of forks), and you can pull the fork tubes to work on them if need be. $110 (~$135 + tax new)

Rear stand is switchable between spool lift and swing arm lift. $90 (~$110 + tax new)

Or $180 for both. Located on NW side of town, and might be willing to meet.

I also have a LP USA rear stand that lifts the swing arm only (no spool lifting) I'll sell for $25. Does just fine, just not quite as stable as the Pitbulls.

PM me if interested.
Bald 'n Gimpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
Remcycle
Senior Member
 
Remcycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Conroe
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 451

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2001 Suzuki TL1000s









Hmm. Might be interested. I'm going to see if I can get the jack stands to work this time.
Remcycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 01:54 PM   #7
Remcycle
Senior Member
 
Remcycle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Conroe
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 451

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
2001 Suzuki TL1000s









Hmm. Might be interested. I'm going to see if I can get the jack stands to work this time.
Remcycle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #8
SideVinder650
Senior Member
 
SideVinder650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,290

Experience: 7 years

Bike(s):
Suzuki SV650 2nd gen









Cycle gear sells a comparable stand for $49.00 Out the door. Works with spools and swingarm style rear-ends. Harbor freight has two stands one works with swing arm only @ 25.00 the other is spool only @49.00 (harbor freight frequently gives out 20% off coupons i got one last weekend for instance but it expired sunday)
__________________
242fqkn
SideVinder650 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 06:52 PM   #9
irishcarbomb
Member
 
irishcarbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Humble
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 76

Experience: 8 years

Bike(s):
2009 ZX6R
2005 ZX636 (sold)
1982 Maxim 750 (sold)







If you go the cycle gear route check it before you leave the store. The stepped tops of the tubes were welded crooked. I was able to use washers as a work around, but just a heads up. Decent stand otherwise.
irishcarbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy