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The first time I bought a rear stand for my V, it was the cheapest one I could find. I've seen this same stand sold under half a dozen different brand names. The one pictured below. It worked OK at first but soon loosened up and began to sway from side to side with the weight of the bike on it and even dumped my bike a few times causing damage to the bike exceeding any savings on the stand. The spool clips never stayed in position either. I'm sure others will say this is a great stand for the money but, IMO don't buy this stand and spend a little more for better quality.



Just replaced this with a stand from Motor Sport Products. It is MUCH more sturdy, stays in adjustment, has no lateral play and weighs 3x more due to heavier steel construction. Also comes with a life time warranty for half the price of a Pit Bull. It can lift with or without spools depending how you set the stand up.


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Better looking wheels on the MSP version too. What do you use on the front?
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The wheels are twice the size on the MSP stand.

I use a head lift stand. Do not know the brand but it is well made. The only issue is it is not made to lift a tall bike like the V so I just barely gets the front wheel off the ground. Ideally I would like to have a front lift stand that can lift from both the head for fork work, but also lift from bottom of the forks for tire changes. The kind that lift from the bottom are more secure and get the bike up higher but you obviously can't remove the forks with them. The head lift stand also does not allow me to center it inside the steering bearing as it will not get the front wheel high enough this way to lift it off the ground. I have not seen a head lift stand that is ideally suited for the V although Pit Bull (which I have not seen) do offer an adapter specific to their head lift stand for the V. It will also lift from the lower forks. If money was no object it would be the one I would have purchased for the front.

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I use the T-rex stands including the extra piece that goes into the steering-stem for removing the front wheel and/ or forks.
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