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Old 09-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Anyone heard of Powerstands?
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I purchased PitBull stands for my previous bikes, and spent a pretty penny for them, just to have the "convenience" of having a forward handle for the rear stand. Then i wised up, learned how to properly hold the bike upright while using a standard rear stand, and started purchasing cheaper solutions. I'm using these now:

Rear stand - TRACKSIDE Parts & Accessories - Rear Paddock Stand - Cycle Gear

Front stand - TRACKSIDE Front Paddock Stand - Parts & Accessories - Cycle Gear

They're well built, work great on the S1000rr (so long as you don't use over sized rear spools), and cost a lot less.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:47 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I like the PB with the forward handle. No worries about dropping the bike because you can hold onto the clip on or seat while raising or lowering the bike.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:17 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I've been using pit-bull stands for the last 6 years. I don't have a single complaint.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Pit Bull all the way !! I have had 4 of them and they are worth the money. I currently have the forward-rear stand and no complaints.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:33 AM   #26 (permalink)
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That's good to know. But the stand is very nice, I can practically drop it with my pinky.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Got my Lockhart Phillips stands today. Wow, gotta say they are awesome. More like furniture then a tool. Light and VERY solid and much cheaper then the Pitbulls. No way the bike can get off these without my permission. I got the slider version and I'm still up in the air if I'm going to put any on so for now a grade 8 cap screw works to lift the back end. Finally I can get my chain lubed the way I like and get those wheels sparkling
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:23 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I got silver spools and the handle forward pit bull stand today. I must admit, I was nervous getting it sized and set and then singlehandedly jacking my bike up. I felt like I was one small misstep from a royal f**kup.

But it went great and I shall use the same caution in the future. Solid. I dig the quality and the engineering of this stand.







I did raise the arms a few CMs higher after these pics for better rear wheel clearance.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:53 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Here's a quick study in economics.

You can buy front and rear stands from Company X for $150. You eventually realize that Pit Bull stands are better and pay $360 for the Pit Bull stands.

For whatever reason, you decide you don't need stands anymore (quit riding, bought a Harley, etc.). You sell your stands. You get a quick $250 for your Pit Bull stands. Meanwhile, no one wants your stands from Company X, and you get to deal with people on Craigslist offering to trade you a used muffler off their 96 civic.

Or you can just buy Pit Bulls right from the beginning.

In the end (assuming no failures with your Company X stands), which ones cost you more?

This is my choice on stands:


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Old 11-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
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