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Swingarm spool sliders?

Picked up a rear stand this weekend, now I just need some spool sliders for my swingarm. Nothing is listed for the V. Which ones will I need to order? I'm thinking ones for one of the 650 ninjas will fit. Any ideas??
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harbor freight 10mm spool, item # 66926-0VGA cost = 4.99 a pair
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I'm looking for slider spools, those are only spools.
Thanks though, anyone else?
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How bout these?

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ol-Slider.aspx

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I got some slider/spools on ebay for about $10.
The seller was supplyndemand, had quite a few for sale.

The quality seems good, although the diameter is a bit large for my harbor freight stand's brackets.
It still works, though.
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Is a rear stand what I need to lift the rear wheel off the ground to change a tire? If so, where did you purchase it and what is the make/model?

What are spool sliders?
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a paddock stand to lift the swinging arm + bike

there are (at least) two types of paddock stand
one has forks to fit onto bobbins bolted into the swinging arm
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/produc...de=HPPPS-PRONG
http://www.motorcycle-parts-and-acce...=GBP&code=3290
the other has a rubber lined channel which fits under the swinging arm.. no bobbins required.
http://www.bikermart.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=pdstand

you cant use the second type if you have an ABS equipped bike as it interferes with the ABS mechanism. it can also interfere with any chain oiler such as a a Scottoiler, dependign on how the oiler is fitted.

mind you there are those whoo recommend something like the abba stand
http://www.abbastands.co.uk/paddock-stand.asp

others have succesfully used a jack under the frame using a suitable ptoectors or spacer to protect the exhaust
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Most kawasakis used the same type of spools - if it fits the Ninja 650, it will fit the Versys. I have had a set of these Shogun sliders installed for over two years now.

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I bought 2 pairs of slider/spools off of ebay $19.95 shipped. They look like good quality..... Just get on ebay and put in Versys....

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Thats what I did last night. Ordered the same set, OES is manufacturer.I do like the ones contractor listed, having the spool part metal, instead of all synthetic. If these don't hold up, I'll know where to go.
Thanks gustavo, I was hoping that was the case.More out for those than ours!
Thanks for the feed back guys!!!
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I installed a set of STEEL HORSE FABRICATIONS Nylon Swingarm Spool Sliders (10mm for a Kawasaki #038047). Picked them up at a local Cycle Gear. Works great with my Pit Bull Stand.


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Vortex spools & Harbor Freight has a swingarm stand
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=99701
The spools they have listed would of probably worked just as good, but the did not have any in the store.
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Do sliders serve a purpose other than making the rear stand work? Seems to me if you left them on and dropped the bike you'd have a better chance of bending the swing arm. I take mine off after each stand use. Is that necessary?
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Chances are, you wont bend the swing arm. They're made of a light weight material designed to slide easily so the bike will slide along on them, not expensive body parts.



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I use the aluminum Shogun Sliders with Pit Bull Stand.
Works great,
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Got mine today, from ebay, put them right on, look good, work great on the stand.
Well worth 19.99!
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Question Harbor Freight Motorcycle Track Stand

Is the Harbor Freight swingarm stand sturdy and strong enough to support the bike while removing a rear wheel and tire?
Does it hold the bike pretty steady?



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Vortex spools & Harbor Freight has a swingarm stand
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=99701
The spools they have listed would of probably worked just as good, but the did not have any in the store.
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Is the Harbor Freight swingarm stand sturdy and strong enough to support the bike while removing a rear wheel and tire?
Does it hold the bike pretty steady?
Yes, and Yes.

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