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Just curious on this. I am new to streetbikes, and I see a lot of people witht he stands that lift the rear tire of the ground and sometimes the front. What is the reason for this? :idunno:

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Chain maintenance, tire changing, fork removal, etc.
 
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If you don't plan on doing any work on your bike (or don't know how or shouldnt!) then don't worry about it. Otherwise if you are the type that will change your own brakes, tires, chain etc. they are a good investment.
 
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Thats what I thought too, but I always see pictures of the bike parked on them. So I thought it had something to do with keeping the tires from getting messed up.
 
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Race bikes don't have kick stands because they add weight and reduce ground clearance, so a stand must be used to hold the bike. Some non-racers like to photograph their sportbike on a stand because they think it makes their bike look more like a race bike. :D
 
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People buying them because they look neat holding up the bike :smilebig:
 
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booth23 said:
People buying them because they look neat holding up the bike :smilebig:
AHAH That's exactly what I was going to say!

Case in point (sort of):

EDIT: That picture reminds me of why I hated that stand. It would creep forward all by itself. One day I set it up, went got lunch came back to do some work and the stand was all the way forward and had pinned the kickstand in the *UP* possition. WHat a PITA that was... :thumbd:
 
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That is not the fault of the stand, blame that on Honda for not putting spool mounts on the fargin thing :rant:
 
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AHAH That's exactly what I was going to say!

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EDIT: That picture reminds me of why I hated that stand. It would creep forward all by itself. One day I set it up, went got lunch came back to do some work and the stand was all the way forward and had pinned the kickstand in the *UP* possition. WHat a PITA that was... :thumbd:

this same thing would happen to me especially when working on the front end and turning the bars back and forth multiple times. never when the bike was left unattended though. :idunno:
 
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You are all posers. Real motorcycles have center stands.






















Disclaimer: The above commentary was an attempt to introduce levity to the thread. Any resemblance between this post and a serious one is purely accidental. Please do not take offense to the above remarks. I think Pit Bull owners are people too.
 

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i would NEVER feel comfortable with the stand that afr back on the swingarm. paranoid i am.
I've been using a Pit-Bull rear stand for 2 years and have always put it behind the welds and have never had it slip forward OR backward. It's always been a piece of cake to use...although spools would be nicer.
 
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Just buy a 954 and you will not have the trouble anymore ;)
 
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