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Hillbilly Stylin'

This is an cell phone picture we took last night while I was helping my brother-in-law put new tires on his bike. He just got called back from being laid off for a long time so didn't really have money for stands. I came up with a solution. Maybe not the best, but it worked.

We hung 500 lb each straps from the rafters, then I picked the rear up a few inches and pulled the straps tight under the passenger rear sets. Then we disassembled the rear and sat it down on the block and wood. Repeated this for the front and we went to change the tires.

I told him it should be sitting like that on the curb or in his front yard.
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What are the tie-down straps affixed to - the garage door track?

I considered using the same technique to rebuild my front forks, but didn't have that much confidence that they wouldn't rip right out of the ceiling.

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Now that your brother-in-law is employed he can afford the high end Hillbilly stand.


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What are the tie-down straps affixed to - the garage door track?
Heck No!!! There is a strap extension looped over the rafters then the straps are hooked to that. His garage is not insulated and does not have a ceiling so all the rafters are exposed.

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Now that your brother-in-law is employed he can afford the high end Hillbilly stand.
I thought about building one of them thar front stends. I actually found a user on the Louisville forum that wants to get rid of a PitBull front stand (the pin in the head type) for $40. I'll probably buy it and let him use it when needed. He's on his own with buying a rear stand though.

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I thought about building one of them thar front stends. I actually found a user on the Louisville forum that wants to get rid of a PitBull front stand (the pin in the head type) for $40. I'll probably buy it and let him use it when needed. He's on his own with buying a rear stand though.
$40 is a steal. PitBull front stand for the 919 requires the std. pin + #1 adapter.

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ew...black-iron pipe to make a swingset to hang the bike from? i'd be scared it may break...that stuff is kinda brittle, eh?

oh well, sometimes you do what you gotta!

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$40 is a steal. PitBull front stand for the 919 requires the std. pin + #1 adapter.
The guy said he doesn't have any adapters but has been using it without on his 929. Are all Hondas not the same? How much do the adapters cost? $10-$15?

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The guy said he doesn't have any adapters but has been using it without on his 929. Are all Hondas not the same? How much do the adapters cost? $10-$15?
Inexpensive.

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My bike has been on a rear stand and car jacks for the last 3 weeks. Ran out of time due to finals in school. Sat at 1030 is my final exam for the semester

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Good deal. Thanks for the link.

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My bike has been on a rear stand and car jacks for the last 3 weeks. Ran out of time due to finals in school. Sat at 1030 is my final exam for the semester
I'm so glad I'm out of school. Started in the Fall of 2002 straight out of High School and Finished in the Summer of 2008. 2 different schools, 3 associates degrees, and 1 bachelor's degree later and I'm finally done. I may do an online MBA at some point, but not until I have some of my school debt paid off.

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