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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
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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. :goodidea:
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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.
 

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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.
 

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Wow, another rider in NE!:yeahsmile: Welcome! Now there are two of us! :D

+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.

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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/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=PBMSA&Category_Code=forward_handle_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.
 

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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!
 

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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. :huh: 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
 

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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!
:funnypost: I get it. hehehehe
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.

 
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