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What front stand do you use?

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This is the one i have.http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcy...and-65620.html but i have the front wheel adpaters that harbour freight doesn't have on thier web-site anymore


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Just got this stand a couple days ago. Also have the matching rear one bought about 2 months ago.

http://www.cyclegear.com/eng/product...and/web1007454

Good for me was that both times I got them they were on sale. Half price. Yes I'm doing the happy dance

Be sure to not try to use a front stand without a rear stand, that will not work. And there are 2 types of front stands, 1 is a fork stand (goes under the end of the front forks) and 1 is a triple tree front stand (obviously under the front triple tree, and expensive - but allows you to remove the forks also).

but they both need a rear stand... in case you didn't know.
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If it's only for occasional use you can put the bike on a rear stand then use a car jack under the muffler (I actually have the SW engine guard and I use the jack under that - works even better). I only need to get the front end off the ground a couple of times a year so this method saves me from tripping over another stand in my already small workspace.
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Pitbull.

http://www.pit-bull.com/mm5/merchant...e=front_stands

Get the pin to fit our model. You can lift by the forks or the triple tree with this setup.

Ordered from http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/StoreFront.bok
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T-Rex Great workmanship and price and as a minor added bonus it goes great with the 08.

http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=13

http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=119

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+1 to the T-Rex triple tree stand.
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I use a Pit Bull triple tree stand.

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T-Rex Great workmanship and price and as a minor added bonus it goes great with the 08.

http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=13

http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?item=119
X 2!!! Be SURE you get the "triple-clamp" adaptor for changing tires or fork oil.
(Actually, I have TWO fronts - one in AZ, one in BC!)

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Redline works for me, for both rear and front. I've got different sized pins for it, including for the Versys.

They also make fork stands, and one that goes both ways.

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A 4X4, a 2X4, my scissors jack and my SWM crashbars.
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+1 for triple-tree T-Rex. Very good quality and fair price.
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+1 for T-Rex.

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A 4X4, a 2X4, my scissors jack and my SWM crashbars.
I am curious. How many times have you taken off your front wheel this way. Then again, I have H&B engine guards...
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I am curious. How many times have you taken off your front wheel this way. Then again, I have H&B engine guards...
In the picture I included, the front forks were removed, not just the front wheel. This configuration is very stable. Note that the 2X4 is screwed to the 4X4.

I have used this many times, and have no qualms about its stability. The scissors jack I have has no play in it and adds to the solidity of this setup.

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In the picture I included, the front forks were removed, not just the front wheel. This configuration is very stable. Note that the 2X4 is screwed to the 4X4.

I have used this many times, and have no qualms about its stability. The scissors jack I have has no play in it and adds to the solidity of this setup.

Michael
Even tho' I use the T-Rex w/ triple clamp piece, I LIKE what you've done - that way you could remove the triple-clamps to service the bearings!

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I see a lot of recs for Habor Freight or T-Rex. Anybody have experience with Black Widow? It's a little cheaper for a front/rear set.

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If it's only for occasional use you can put the bike on a rear stand then use a car jack under the muffler (I actually have the SW engine guard and I use the jack under that - works even better). I only need to get the front end off the ground a couple of times a year so this method saves me from tripping over another stand in my already small workspace.
Mt. V - no problems lifting under the muffler? I wondered it would support the weight.
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The widow has no middle swing and would possibly have a problem getting lined up with the triple tree. I believe I use an s-spec but im in bed right now and too lazy to get up :-)

It's two pieces which actually swing in to a front lift. Bought it from newenough.com before they became too good for their own name lol
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