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post #1 of 27 Old 05-24-2009, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I bought this rear stand at Harbor Freight Tools today. It was $39. Seems to work just fine.

I do have a question... being new to the sport bike and rear stands... is there a technique for getting it up on the stand? Maybe two people? Just seemed a bit difficult holding the bike up and placing the stand and lifting the bike up.


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post #2 of 27 Old 05-24-2009, 03:58 PM
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I think I'll get one of those. Thank you for the tip



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Have your wife sit on it while u lift it.

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grab the grab bar make sure the handle bars are straight foward and lift. have someone stand there untill you are good at it. i can do mine now by just having my hand on the passager seat. which is good. no more grab bar.

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I bought this rear stand at Harbor Freight Tools today. It was $39. Seems to work just fine.

I do have a question... being new to the sport bike and rear stands... is there a technique for getting it up on the stand? Maybe two people? Just seemed a bit difficult holding the bike up and placing the stand and lifting the bike up.


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You can also put 1 or 2 2x4's under the kickstand to help get up more straight. Thanks for the tip for the stand. They sell pretty decent products for their price. just about all of my in-law's tool collection is from there.

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Thanks for the advice, folks. I used the grab bar the first time but trying to get the stand lined up and keep the bike balanced and then lift everything... well, lets just say I pictured the bike laying on it's side at some point. I really don't want to do that.

I like Harbor Freight. I found where the aluminum ones were stocked on the shelf. No place for this one on the shelf. I asked a guy who worked there. I described the stand. He asked me to come in the back. There they were. He had no idea what they were and told me the first ones that came in didn't have the little arms that go under the swing arm with them. So they hadn't set the new ones out yet.

I have quite a few tools from there. The thing is... if they break, they are cheap enough to go buy another and still come out ahead. And I'm all about cheap. With three boys most of my money goes to groceries.

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Changed my oli yesterday, for about the same price the Phobstand can't be beat!

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hold the grab handle, and practice several times. It helps to have someone around until you are comfortable. You can slide a 2x4 under the kick stand to keep the bike more upright.

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Hey Radioguy. Take care with that type of stand. Be sure to clean any chain lube or road smutz from the underside of the swingarm and lift pads go to prevent the stand from sliding forward. Looking at your pictures, I suggest putting the stand as far rearward on the swingarm as possible. The area under the chain adjusters is flatter and rougher giving the lift pads more bite.

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i've had mine for a couple of months, i love it.

just a note the adapters for the front fork are too small to fit the fork.(i cut one pin off and welded it so mine works now

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Thanks robert4. That's the kind of advice I am looking for.

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Looks like a decent stand for $39. One word of advice, I have a cheap stand that I ordered online, the rubber coating on the swing arm brackets quickly split open and I scratched my swingarm with it. I just wrapped it in duct tape and I lay a rag over it before I put it under the bike now.

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Cheap stands are like cheap helmets. You have to ask yourself, they do the job but would you trust one over the long haul?

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Cheap stands are like cheap helmets. You have to ask yourself, they do the job but would you trust one over the long haul?
+1 Well put MM! Everything I've bought at HFT lives in the landfill.

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Ah, Harbor Freight isn't all bad, I have some jack stands and a heavy duty floor jack from there that have held up fine.

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yea i can see the jack stands, as long as they are HD how would a peice of steel mess up? well lots of ways but you know what i mean

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+1 on the 2X4 under the kickstand, then you can just pull the grab bar to the left while you get the stand set. Also good advice on wiping the underside of the swing arm first.

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I have heard of instances where the niner has slipped off racestands, I have never heard of an instance where someone has dropped a bike off a phobstand!

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I love my Phobstand. It's starting to rock a little, but I think it is mostly the play in the factory center stand mounts. I have no doubt that it is stable sitting on the Phobstand.

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I have never heard of an instance where someone has dropped a bike off a phobstand!
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HIGHLY recommend the Phobstand!!!! Spend just a few more dollars and get something that's not only better made (because it's not made in China), but especially because it is made by one of us. Spend your money wisely.

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As for methods, I like to have a helper around to hold the bike, yeah, the grab rail methos will do and it does work, but, if youve got a second pai of hands, I'd use them !

I had a stand like that once - after the tubing buckled and my preacious F2 fell over ( no , nobody was sitting on it ), I bought a pit bull stand - that was over 10 years ago and I still have the stand - he pit bulls are super stable and are of great quality, cant reccomend them enough !

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I have heard of instances where the niner has slipped off racestands, I have never heard of an instance where someone has dropped a bike off a phobstand!
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All kidding aside, another important feature with the phobestand or any center stand is the ability to raise the front wheel simply by pushing down on the rear of the bike then place a jack stand or whatever under the headers. Don't worry, not a lot of weight to support.

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I have both Phobstand and pitbull front & rear stands. Can do nearly anything with Phobstand and a little jack under the header.

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Phobstand?
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Phobstand?
Phobstand lets you lift the bike by the lugs for the factory centerstand, near the center of gravity. Stable, strong and super easy to use. Once on the stand, the front can easily be lifted with any jack under the header since nearly the full weight of the bike is on the stand. Phobestands lift by stepping down with your foot, no heaving and pulling.

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