Is there anything a front fork stand can do that makes it worth having vs a triple tree stand?
I just ordered a Pitbull triple tree stand. The other option was to buy the front fork stand with the add on triple tree piece. Problem is front fork + triple tree adapter = a lot more money VS buying a stand alone triple tree stand.
Thinking about it, I'm not sure why anyone would use a fork stand over the triple tree stand unless the persons bike didn't have the hole under the triple tree.
Am I missing anything? Did I make the right choice buying a triple tree stand VS a fork stand + adapter?
I've got both. I think the fork stand is a little faster to put the bike up with, but other than that I don't know of any other advantage. You can pull the fork legs with the triple tree stand too, so I think you did good.
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No doubt the triple tree stand offers a lot more options, just trying to figure out if im missing anything for why anyone would use a stand alone fork stand. With the other stands, they are one single unit so speed should be about the same, just have to slide pin in and lift.
I have the PitBull Triple Tree Stand and it is just fine for my needs. Hopefully you have a rear stand(spool/paddle) in addition, because the rear has to be raised first and removed last when using both stands.
Only benefit I can see is if triple tree stand rubs the fairings. Ours puts pressure on the SV's fairing, so I only use it on the SV for major work. In my case, if I just needed to pull the front wheel off, probably easier to use the fork stand.
If it didn't rub, I'd always use the triple tree stand. Probably just a bad design; my setup is cheap.
The triple tree pin type is great for forks on/off work.
I also like using it for ride height adjustments, much easier on the aluminum adjuster hexes without having also overcome front axle weight.
The type can be a pain with fairings on.
Mismatched brands aggravate this.
Woodcraft front with Woodcraft rear is OK.
But use a Vortex rear, and lift the rear first, can't get Woodcraft front in.
That kind of thing.
having both maybe i'm weird but getting a front tire off seems easier with the fork stand over the triple stand. especially on my offrad bikes that I would normally lift onto a dirt bike stand. problem is the fork tubes turn all over the place with a triple stand on most my bikes the fork stand keeps them in place this is especially helpful when not taking the brake off on the dirt bike at races to swap a front wheel .
Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
That looks very much like mine, except the name on mine is 'Venom'. I bought the front/rear set, and the front can be used either as a fork or a triple stand. Not Pit bull quality, but good enough for my needs.