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What is the most sturdy rear stand? I will be using spools, I think. Never used such a device, always had center stands or floor jacks.
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I use a Pit Bull wth spools and it is excellent. Not too heavy but real sturdy.

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There are alot of stands out there. But Harbour Freight has an excellent one. I have one in california and one in texas. The price in-store is usally cheaper than the on-line price. http://www.harborfreight.com/low-pro...and-99701.html If you need spools here ya go. http://shop.motowerkcalifornia.com/S...10MMSPOOLS.htm

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+1. I love this one. Light, sturdy and the urathane wheels work like a charm.

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I use gorilla stands on the rear (with spools) and front. They are inexpensive, rugged and very easy to use (some assembly required).
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What is the most sturdy rear stand?
Have have the Pitbull forward handle rear stand. I like it because I can hold the left handlebar grip to steady the bike and the rear of the tire is open so no trip hazard or stand in the way while working on the rear wheel.



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What is the most sturdy rear stand? I will be using spools, I think. Never used such a device, always had center stands or floor jacks.
here is the harborfreight code for the rear stand(item #99701) $25.99 39711088 expires 4/6/12 you can also get the spools at HF.

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The harbor freight one wiggles around a bit and works fine but you asked for sturdy not cheap. Pitbull stands are made very well and will surely outlast the harbor freight but the prices are a lot higher.
I like the t-rex stands. Made just like pitbull but you can get the front and rear for the price of a rear pitbull.
You can also get the triple tree adapter for the front stand ($41 more)so you have the option of using the front for under the forks or the triple tree.

This link has the triple tree adapter with it too. Notice the two extra pads. Pull the pins from the triple tree adapter and slide the pads in for under the fork stand.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/T-Rex-35YRWR...ht_3702wt_1070

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The HF stand is fine, but its not fantastic. I've had mine for about 33 years and have used it regularly with no issues other than the gel wheels flattening out on it (they true back up after being out from under the bike for a while). It's good "enough" (love that word) for me, though if the thing is going to see real action, such as a track, keep away :-)
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Have have the Pitbull forward handle rear stand. I like it because I can hold the left handlebar grip to steady the bike and the rear of the tire is open so no trip hazard or stand in the way while working on the rear wheel.



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That one is awesome! Nice video, too. Gonna get that one for sure.
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That one is awesome! Nice video, too. Gonna get that one for sure.
I bought mine from www.sportbiketrackgear.com I could not find them cheaper elsewhere and have since ordered other items from there and had great experiences every time.

If you have a little extra cash and want to get the whole setup so you can lift the front also both by the forks and by the triple tree, here is my order from STG. Be sure if you get the front stand combo to select the #2 adapter (to fit our bike).

Sportbike Track Gear Items
1 Pit Bull Spooled Forward Handle Rear Stand (F0042-, F0043-001)
1 Pit Bull Forklift & Converter Motorcycle Front Stand Combo (none, Std. pin + #2 adapter, F0025-000)
1 Pit Bull Delrin Swingarm Spools (10mm Kawasaki F0023-000, Black only)

I have no regrets as I know this setup will outlive me.

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There are alot of stands out there. But Harbour Freight has an excellent one. I have one in california and one in texas. The price in-store is usally cheaper than the on-line price. http://www.harborfreight.com/low-pro...and-99701.html If you need spools here ya go. http://shop.motowerkcalifornia.com/S...10MMSPOOLS.htm

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i love this one i got mine at harbor frieght!!!!
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