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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-26-2008, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Morning all. Trying to find one stand that will work on front and rear of the V...Looking at the T-Rex...Part #'s would be helpful.You have any other suggestions? Would like to just have one to do both...Hope ya all had a Great Xmas...
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-26-2008, 11:14 AM
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T-Rex Stands

The first thing I purchased, after buying the V in October, was stands. I never had to use the spool type. I purchased the T-rex stands for front and back for $129 on E-bay including shipping (Auction #300265218759). They worked great and the price was right. I don't recall any part numbers. Just order the stands for sport bikes. I got the front stand that goes under the forks.
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Contractor, I bought the T-Rex stands also. I don't remember whether I got them thru E-bay or just ordered from T-Rex's Web site. I also bought the triple tree adapter for the front and it sure was nice when I needed to pull the front wheel. I don't think mine have any nodel numbers either. Have been completely satified with the build quality and performance.

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Thanks All....Have a call into T-Rex...Have to get something...Working on the V sidestand only, is to say the least, spooky

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Contractor, I bought the T-Rex stands also. I don't remember whether I got them thru E-bay or just ordered from T-Rex's Web site. I also bought the triple tree adapter for the front and it sure was nice when I needed to pull the front wheel. I don't think mine have any nodel numbers either. Have been completely satified with the build quality and performance.

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X 2!!! I paid $140 plus shipping from T-rex. Had help to steady the "V" for the FIRST time , but since then I do it myself with a piece of 2 x 6 lumber under the side stand so it's ALMOST vertical.

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I got the T-Rex front/rear stands and the rear swingarm spools, and they're great. Sturdy construction, the bike is solid when on both the stands, and it's really easy to lift by myself. Seems like I paid around $140 shipped for all of it. Here's the website: http://www.t-rex-racing.com/
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Tkx Gofastr...You remember what the size bolt (mm) the spool was? Tkx

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Tkx Gofastr...You remember what the size bolt (mm) the spool was? Tkx
The 10mm - I think it's standard across the entire Kawasaki line, but I know they fit the Versys.
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Kawasaki aparrently uses both 10 and 12mm spools.
They have a spool fitting chart
http://t-rex-racing.com/pages/spools.php
(but the Versys is not listed).
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It is in fact 10 mm. I also have the T-Rex stands /spools. Nice quality.

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The 10 mm bolts fit mine as well.

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I just got my T-Rex rear stand and spools today. I'll let you know how they work after I try it out this weekend!

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They worked great! One handed operation.
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By one handed you mean one hand on the
stand and, well, you have to stand the
bike up straight, right? Did you get the
front stand also? How stable is the bike
when it's on both stands and which one
do you put it on first?

Anybody use these stands to change
the oil? Seems like it would be a lot
safer to check the oil, especially if
you're by yourself.

Anybody think I should just buy a freakin'
set and find out all that stuff myself,
raise your paw...
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I use mine to change the oil all the time. The bike is very stable on them. I am not sure what is meant by one handed operation, because I usually get the rear stand positioned and then use my right foot to press down on the rear stand while holding the bike straight up. The front is really easy to use. The only issues I have are the long tail on the V rear fender gets in the way of lining up the stand, but it's plastic and not hard to get out of the way and you can't pull the front axle with the front end on the T-Rex stand. The axle is covered by the stand. I had to use jack stands to support the front end to pull the axle.

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How stable is the bike
when it's on both stands and which one
do you put it on first?

"ALWAYS the rear first!!!"

Anybody use these stands to change
the oil?

"Yes. Works fine!"


Seems like it would be a lot
safer to check the oil, especially if
you're by yourself.

"NO!!! Oil MUST be checked both wheels on the ground - I look down to check mine after I shut down, BEFORE I get off."

Anybody think I should just buy a freakin'
set and find out all that stuff myself,
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OK, good answers. Except the one about checking
the oil before you get off. Say what? You can see
that from the saddle?

Now you're going to make me go out in the carport
with my slippers and robe on and check that out...

Assume you're in AZ now, right? Gotta be warmer
than Alberta! Thanks. I'll be ordering some soon.
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By one handed you mean one hand on the
stand and, well, you have to stand the
bike up straight, right? Did you get the
front stand also? How stable is the bike
when it's on both stands and which one
do you put it on first?

Anybody use these stands to change
the oil? Seems like it would be a lot
safer to check the oil, especially if
you're by yourself.

Anybody think I should just buy a freakin'
set and find out all that stuff myself,
raise your paw...
I got the rear stand only.

The first time I had my dad standing next to the bike to see what it would do. With no problems, here's what I do on the rear wheel:

1. The kickstand is down and the bike is on level ground with the front wheel straight.
2. I stand behind the bike slightly to the left (same side as the kickstand) and place the T-Rex forks in the spools (its slightly at an angle at this point). And yes, the plastic kinda gets in the way but it's not that bad.
3. With my left hand, I grab the handle on the back left of the seat and slowly tip the bike toward center. As the bike is tilting toward center, the T-Rex wheels on the right side start to make contact with the ground.
4. As soon as the T-Rex right side wheel touches ground, I push down on the handle with my right hand, keeping my left hand on the left side back handle to steady the bike.
5. It lifts in one smooth motion and is VERY stable. I'm quite pleased with it.

So maybe in a sense I exaggerated a bit about one hand. The lift is one hand, but steadying the bike does require the other hand momentarily...

I don't plan on using the stand to change oil.
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I use the stand to change the oil, wash it or pretty much anything else when I want to make sure it is stable or be able to turn the wheels.

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+1 on the tex rex stands. The little brown ups truck dropped mine off last night and the build quality is great. I got the red to go with the bike.
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