Bike rear stand?? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
BPF
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 47
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Question Bike rear stand??

I have seen several photos of Versys being supported by a rear wheel stand
( the type racers use ? ) Who makes these that would for the Versys?
Any pictures? / cost ?

thanks

BPF
Omaha,NE
2009 Blue
BPF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 08:49 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
the stands adjust to the bike.

best by far is

http://www.pit-bull.com/
Mark Milanowski is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 97
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to andyhewitt3 Send a message via Skype™ to andyhewitt3
andyhewitt3 is offline  
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
The Versys is good but it ain't no race bike!

Don't spend $140 on a Pit Bull.

The best for the money is the DMP S-Spec Rear Spool Stand @ Newenough.

http://www.newenoughhp.com/track_gar...cle_stand.html

Don't for get the swingarm kit if your not going to use spools.

http://www.newenoughhp.com/track_gar..._hardware.html
icversys is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 10:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hillsburrito
Posts: 1,018
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
My Versys is just as deserving of a good stand as my race bikes...




Gustavo


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Gustavo is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-25-2009, 11:19 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,533
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Thumbs up

I use the T-rex stands - they're GREAT! Don't forget to get BOTH plus the extra front piece that attaches to the front stand and goes into the bottom of the steering head for when you need to 'pull' the front wheel.
Ed
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 05:14 AM
Member
 
Wordguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mass/NH border
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1 on the T-rex stands.
Wordguy is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 09:50 AM
Member
 
AvaChava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ozark, AL (kinda)
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Cheap or mo' betta?

Harbor Freight stands work, aluminum (light/corrosion
resistant), $40 plus spools (must buy elsewhere PITA).

Not nearly as substantial as T-Rex for about $10 more.
Plus you get to save on shipping from two sources.
AvaChava is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 10:18 AM
Member
 
healdem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
Posts: 959
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
its a called a paddock stand
there are two variants, one as a pair of rotating cushioned brtackets which fit under the swinging arm, the other has a pair of forks which fit around a bobbin or circular block. you have to buy the bobbin separately .. probably around $10..15 you need a 10mm bobbin for the V.

unless you have a scottoiler or something else on the lower swinging arm I don't think there is a huge difference between the two types of paddock stand. personally I prefer the fork/bobbin type....

one thing you do need when using a paddock stand is either someone else to hold the bike upright whilst you slip the stanbd under the swinging arm/bobbins, or a little block off wood (around 35mm/1.5" seems to do the trick) under the kick stand to bring the bike more vertical.
healdem is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 02:42 PM
Member
 
RedRiguez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I baught a nice basic rear wheel stand off of ebay and shipping was free on this item see link below:

http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MOTORCYCLE-REAR-SWINGARM-LIFT-STAND-for-KAWASAKI_W0QQitemZ380113255220QQcmdZViewItemQQptZM otorcycles_Parts_Accessories?hash=item380113255220 &_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C65%3A 12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

And picked up some rear spool sliders there too, to go with it see link below:

http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/EXTENDED-Swingarm-Sliders-Spools-ZX6-ZX10-ZX12-ZX9-10mm_W0QQitemZ390040112882QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotor cycles_Parts_Accessories?hash=item390040112882&_tr ksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C65%3A12%7 C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

Bothe work fine and no issues assembly and intall, and the sellers were prompt with shipping.

Good luck.

RedRiguez

Life is short, Live every day like its your last....



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RedRiguez is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 03:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I like my vortex stand with the 10mm spools.
Vitesse is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 03:07 PM
psc
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tijeras NM
Posts: 133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Wow, another rider in NE! Welcome! Now there are two of us!

+1 on the Pitbull stand. Yes it's pricey, but my bike is worth it. Oh, I have the handle forward version which makes the footprint in the garage even smaller. I'm not sure anybody else makes them in that configuration.

Peter
psc is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 03:14 PM
psc
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tijeras NM
Posts: 133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by healdem View Post
one thing you do need when using a paddock stand is either someone else to hold the bike upright whilst you slip the stanbd under the swinging arm/bobbins, or a little block off wood (around 35mm/1.5" seems to do the trick) under the kick stand to bring the bike more vertical.
With the Pitbull handle forward stand, it's truly a one man operation.

http://www.pit-bull.com/Merchant2/me...le_rear_stands

Just roll the stand under the bike (on the side stand), locate the near side fork under the bobbin, slowly tilt the bike upright, lean over a bit to guide the far side fork under the bobbin, push down on the handle. Done.
psc is offline  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-26-2009, 06:11 PM
Member
 
AvaChava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ozark, AL (kinda)
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Sounds too simple

Well that's a lot different than my stand.
First I pick up the bike by the back frame,
sliding the spool lift over with my foot.
Then I get out the allen wrench and set
the forks to about the right width, while
continuing to hold the bike up and level.
Now install the spools right in the lift
and screw them home. Once tight and
you confirm that the stand is adjusted
properly, remove the spools and apply
some Locktite to the threads. Be careful
not to drop the bike (you did chock the
front wheel, right?). Once the spools
are reinstalled and torqued to the proper
torque with a calibrated torque wrench,
then simply lower the rear of the bike
onto the stand! If you have a friend,
he can take pictures of the operation
and download them to your laptop for
viewing before you lower the bike, saving
you the trouble of lifting it again. Easy!
AvaChava is offline  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 09:51 AM
psc
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tijeras NM
Posts: 133
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AvaChava View Post
Well that's a lot different than my stand.
First I pick up the bike by the back frame,
sliding the spool lift over with my foot.
Then I get out the allen wrench and set
the forks to about the right width, while
continuing to hold the bike up and level.
Now install the spools right in the lift
and screw them home. Once tight and
you confirm that the stand is adjusted
properly, remove the spools and apply
some Locktite to the threads. Be careful
not to drop the bike (you did chock the
front wheel, right?). Once the spools
are reinstalled and torqued to the proper
torque with a calibrated torque wrench,
then simply lower the rear of the bike
onto the stand! If you have a friend,
he can take pictures of the operation
and download them to your laptop for
viewing before you lower the bike, saving
you the trouble of lifting it again. Easy!
I'm confused. The spools are installed permanently on my bike. Then the fork/cradles on the stand hold them up, thereby holding the rear of the bike up.

My handle forward stand requires me standing next to the bike, by the side stand. The handle back stands require standing at the back of the bike.

Is this not so on your setup?

Peter
psc is offline  
post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 11:12 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AvaChava View Post
Well that's a lot different than my stand.
First I pick up the bike by the back frame,
sliding the spool lift over with my foot.
Then I get out the allen wrench and set
the forks to about the right width, while
continuing to hold the bike up and level.
Now install the spools right in the lift
and screw them home. Once tight and
you confirm that the stand is adjusted
properly, remove the spools and apply
some Locktite to the threads. Be careful
not to drop the bike (you did chock the
front wheel, right?). Once the spools
are reinstalled and torqued to the proper
torque with a calibrated torque wrench,
then simply lower the rear of the bike
onto the stand! If you have a friend,
he can take pictures of the operation
and download them to your laptop for
viewing before you lower the bike, saving
you the trouble of lifting it again. Easy!
I get it. hehehehe
Mark Milanowski is offline  
post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 03:40 PM
Member
 
maddjack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 420
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by BPF View Post
I have seen several photos of Versys being supported by a rear wheel stand
( the type racers use ? ) Who makes these that would for the Versys?
Any pictures? / cost ?

thanks

BPF
Omaha,NE
2009 Blue
I have a PitBull best of the best and I also have been using a PitBull singleside for my speed triple for 6 years.I have had others but none come close to this quality.

AMA EAA STN
maddjack is offline  
post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 04:36 PM
Member
 
AvaChava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Ozark, AL (kinda)
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
In good standing

Thanks, Mark; Peter had me worried that
I was going to have to explain that...

I'd like to see this famous pitbull, or are
there already some pictures posted?
AvaChava is offline  
post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 08:25 PM
Member
 
spiderman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Decatur, Il
Posts: 314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
AvaChava - you crack me up!

Jeff in Illinois
07 Bandit
03 KLR
82 Rokon
spiderman is offline  
post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-27-2009, 10:35 PM
Member
 
siyeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Evansville Wisconsin
Posts: 501
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Not a very good pic but I picked this up at my Kawi dealer for $65. It's a "Lightning Performance Products" stand. I just screwed long bolts into the threads under the swingarms and it works rather well and is easy to get the bike up solo.

siyeh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome