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Old 01-28-2009, 11:02 PM   #21
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I have a pitbull and a T-rex from Flea bay. The pitbull is definetly better.

The T-rex is OK but the stuff they call powder coat is really cheap paint and flakes off rather easy and I had to drill out the wheels so they would roll. The vendor I bought them from basicly told me tough t when I told him of the problems.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:00 AM   #22
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I got both front and rear T-rex stands for about $100 a year ago. They work perfectly on my R6's. I even practice body position while the bike is on them...no worries!

But, I put my buddy's SV650 on them one time. The bike seemed to sitting pretty solid. But when we removed the front wheel from the forks, the bike started to lean. It was weird, the front axle had to be through the spokes for the bike to stay rigid and remain balanced on the front stand. Don't know if other forks would have acted the same way.
were u using a head lift or fork stand? did you have it on a rear stand at the time?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Coba-...1%7C240%3A1318

I have this head lift, works great, my bike sat on if for a week with no problems. as for a rear stand, if you have spools or swing arm sliders go to cycle gear and look at the one made by motrax its cheaper than pitbull and just as durable IMO
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:15 AM   #23
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I've never had a prob with my pitbull so I'm sticking with what works
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:39 AM   #24
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Don't skimp on cheap stands. You will be spending a lot more on your bike if a cheap stand fails........Pit Bull all the way. Go into any motorcycle shop and see what they are using on a daily basis......that ought to tell you something
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:27 AM   #25
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We use Pit Bulls exclusively here at the shop.

If you walk around any CMRA or WERA paddock you'll see Pit Bulls are the most common brand being used.

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Because they are the sturdiest most well built stand s on the market currently.

As stated, if your bike falls off a cheap stand, you'll wind up spending much more repairing the damages than you saved compared to buying the Pit Bulls.

FWIW, we keep them in stock and offer an MH discount on them.
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We use Pit Bulls exclusively here at the shop.

If you walk around any CMRA or WERA paddock you'll see Pit Bulls are the most common brand being used.

Why?
Because they are the sturdiest most well built stand s on the market currently.

As stated, if your bike falls off a cheap stand, you'll wind up spending much more repairing the damages than you saved compared to buying the Pit Bulls.

FWIW, we keep them in stock and offer an MH discount on them.
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As far as forklift front vs pin style:
Unless you plan on servicing your forks often, the forklift is much easier to use and doesn't get in the way while working on the bike.

We have several of both kinds a the shop and the forklift gets used everytime unless we're doing a fork service.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:04 AM   #28
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I have the spindle rear and head tube (new-front) for the front. It was worth it to me to buy the head tube front version. I don't mind a little inconvenience in lifting the front in case I may need to remove the forks. Wouldn't you know it........right after I bought my stands, I decided to rebuild the forks. I don't buy tools for what I need now, but rather for anything that I might need in the future also, and the bike was rock-steady on both stands..
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:29 AM   #29
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ebay stands are junk, They wobble all over the place, maybe when obama sends me a check ill get some pit bulls....lol, but until then i just took a welder to the fleabay special. couple beads here and there and its pretty sturdy now.
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