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Old 10-07-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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Question question about stands

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so i go lookin for a rear stand and few people tell me that once you buy a pit bull youll never buy another, thats all great and everything but what stand are out there that break that easy? seems like just a simple design to me nothing that breaks that easy on it, soooooo cheaper not better? or is just a brand preference?
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Pit Bull owns.

Power Stands and Woodcraft are good too.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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thanks, tom but seriously will others (cheaper) break? bend?
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The first time your "budget" stand drops your bike, you won't be thinking anymore about the $30.00 - $40.00 you saved over the Pitbulls.

There's a reason that if you walk down any CMRA or WERA paddock you will overwhelmingly see Pitbull stands.
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You get what you pay for; a sturdy quality product that does what it's supposed to do; support your bike.
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i made my own.

cost less than $20.
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thanks, tom but seriously will others (cheaper) break? bend?
Well, yes and no. The other stands work, but often they don't work as well.

For instance, the "Handi Stands" lift the bike differently, and the little pieces that lift the bike don't usually stay in the stand well.

Most of the "good" stands like Pit Bull, Woodcraft, or Power Stands, cost about the same, and all work well. The cheaper ones have "issues", some of which cause the bike to fall off the stand sometimes too.

Like Scotsman said, the extra bucks you spend on the Pit Bull pays off the first time your bike falls off the cheaper ones.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:17 PM   #7
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The first time your "budget" stand drops your bike, you won't be thinking anymore about the $30.00 - $40.00 you saved over the Pitbulls.

There's a reason that if you walk down any CMRA or WERA paddock you will overwhelmingly see Pitbull stands.
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You get what you pay for; a sturdy quality product that does what it's supposed to do; support your bike.
thanks i uderstand that, but what do the others do that make them drop? do they bend just not stable? i mean if sticking a piece wood to chock the stand works than i dont know maybe saving 40 bucks dont seem to bad, im most def goin to buy a pitbull but just curious what the fuss is about, seem to have alot of supporters on here
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i made my own.

cost less than $20.
do tell post pics
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:18 PM   #8
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Well, yes and no. The other stands work, but often they don't work as well.

For instance, the "Handi Stands" lift the bike differently, and the little pieces that lift the bike don't usually stay in the stand well.

Most of the "good" stands like Pit Bull, Woodcraft, or Power Stands, cost about the same, and all work well. The cheaper ones have "issues", some of which cause the bike to fall off the stand sometimes too.

Like Scotsman said, the extra bucks you spend on the Pit Bull pays off the first time your bike falls off the cheaper ones.
thats what i was lookin for thank you sir how do powerstand and wood craft prices compare? bout the same?
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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Ive got a se of handi stands, as Tom said, the front works kinda funky and I dont like it much. It works but Ive "dropped" the front end a few times as Ive tried to lift it... not often and I havent done it in a while as it takes some getting used to. The rear is a rear...no problems. Ive used pitbulls and I like them alot.
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My Pitbull went through Ike. Which meant that it was in at least 15 feet of salt water and survived. Everything else was damaged beyond repair except that stand. It's over at Davids house right now and has been used since and is still working great!
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I have my lockhart phillips rear stand and it works just great.
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i like the vortex to me there made best, they use 4 wheels to support, seems to be way more sturdier than most. just check them all out on there web sites, pit bulls a more common stand to get but in my opinion, and ive had pit bulls i like the vortex.
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i like the vortex to me there made best, they use 4 wheels to support, seems to be way more sturdier than most. just check them all out on there web sites, pit bulls a more common stand to get but in my opinion, and ive had pit bulls i like the vortex.
KNEEDRAGERS has it for 107 delivered next day, not bad ill look into it for the rear i may just get a pit for the front
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I have a DMP s-spec rear stand($80 before shipping). Sturdy and cheaper than a pit bull stand. Takes more oomph to get the bike in the air though compared to the pit bull. http://www.dmp-parts.com/
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I lot of other stands have fixed lift points. So every time you buy a new bike, you have to buy a new stand. All of the pitbull stands are adjustable. Buy one, use it for every bike.
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By "accident" I bought some cheap stands off of eBay. The rear seems kinda ok but is wobbly and the front is unusable as the forks are too wide to hold the fork. So guess what I'll be replacing them with . Yup Pitbull. Patrick has a whole lot in the shop no ordering fuss, just go and pick one up.

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KNEEDRAGERS has it for 107 delivered next day, not bad ill look into it for the rear i may just get a pit for the front
Check with your Site Sponsers. I think that they might be able to hook you up local with a good Quality stand for close to this price.

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you can also find Pitbull stands for sale on here, craigslist, or ebay - picked up a front and rear Pitbull for $160 off craigslist and then picked up the pin for my bike

haven't used any other, but I've also had no reason to look
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