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post #1 of 21 Old 08-06-2008, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Race/lift stands...

Hi everyone. So I found these race/lift stands from T-Rex http://t-rex-racing.com/catalog.php?...Fcategory%3D46 and wanted to know if anyone had these and if so, did they fit the 919 and how's the build quality? What size spools and stuff do I need?

I had ordered the Motech centerstand two weeks ago, but Twistedthrottle failed to notify me that I wouldn't see it until the end of September! F that.

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post #2 of 21 Old 08-06-2008, 02:46 PM
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Those stands look as if they will work just fine. Be aware that the 919 does not have a place to apply spools so you would use the rear stands swingarm adapters. Basicaly a 90 degree, rubber covered angle that cradles the swingarm.

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I've heard that there is a 600RR or F4i that has a hollow back axle and then you could put a threaded rod with spools on it that way. Do a search and see what you find. I'm sure it was here i heard about it. I didn't like the other type that holds the swing arm directly.

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I really didn't want to get all fancy trying to get spools and stuff. I just want to use the stands to change tires, clean the chain, and other general maintenance and cleaning.

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hey just looking at those pictures. i beleive that they have both styles on it. one side for spools the other end for no spools (bottom side of swingarm)

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flat tabs are fine unless they get wet...and the only potential scenario for that might be trackside in poor weather....which happened to me. other than that, they're cool

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hand mine slide forward once and had to use a little throttle to get it out, because tire hit the ground and stand was under the tire. Just make sure your swingarm is dry.

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I bought one of these new of evilbay for about $85 last year. Very strong. It has rubber covered hooks for spools, and rubber blocks for the 919. I covered two 4x3/4 pipe nipples with a bicycle inner tube that I can slide on the pins, to use with my Z1.
http://www.powerstands.com/acb/showd...t_ID=1&CATID=1

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I have the t-rex stands and they work great, but like a couple others have said, watch for slippage. I always wipe the underside of the swing arm with de-greaser to prevent slippage.

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Sounds good! I'll go ahead and order them AND make sure the underside of the swingarm is clean, dry, and free of any grease. Can someone tell me any hints on how to use and get the bike off the ground using these things?

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I've got a racing buddy that uses the T-rex stands and they work great. the build quality on the stands looks great too.

If I were you I would definatley install spools. I had to use the spool-less stand on the RC for a year or so (the 01 RC doesn't have a place to mount spools either) the difference in stability of the bike with the spools vs. without is like night and day.

You'll really want to install the spools especially if your doing your own maintenance. It's cheap and easy.

here's a link http://cbrworld.net/forums/thread/140623.aspx

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here's a pic with the spool installed on the RC

Installed the spools in 2002, they've worked fine since then.
Crash tested the inserts at VIR this spring, the spool broke in half, but there was no damage to the insert or the swingarm. Just bought new spools and installed them.
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Sounds good! I'll go ahead and order them AND make sure the underside of the swingarm is clean, dry, and free of any grease. Can someone tell me any hints on how to use and get the bike off the ground using these things?

Thanks!

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For the rear, I put a small 2X4 under the kickstand, while holding the grab bar behind the seat. This gets the bike nearly level. Keep holding the grab bar and go behind the bike and lift the back with the rear stand. When taking it down, put the 2X4 under the kickstand, hold the grab bar while lowering it...watch to make sure the kickstand will hit the 2X4.

Front is easy once the back end is on the stand.

I use mine for chain maintenance/ adjustment. Removing wheels to replace tires, etc.

Good luck!

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post #14 of 21 Old 08-07-2008, 09:49 AM
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They are poor copies of the Pitbull stands but do the job regardless. I have both Pitbull and T-Rex and I would stick with the former of money isn't an issue.

BTW, The front doesn't have the counter weight so the fork brackets keep spinning the wrong way up or stick into the front hub.

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Phobstand

While I haven't used the t-rex stand because I have the Honda centerstand, you may want to look into an alternative -- do a search for the Phobstand, which attaches to the frame lugs intended to mount the centerstand. As it is positively secured to the frame it is very stable, and since it's closer to the CG all that is required to get the front wheel off the ground is a jack under the headers (the load is minimal, so as long as you are careful there is little chance of damage to the exhaust system). Another advantage is the swingarm is free so shock and / or swingarm removal is possible without having to jury rig a support.

If PHOBMAN isn't making them at the moment reverse engineering one would not be difficult, and considerably less expensive thah the swingarm stands.

One proviso, however: it will not work if the bike is equipped with a charcoal cannister.

It's worth looking into.

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post #16 of 21 Old 08-07-2008, 01:32 PM
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+1 on the phobman stand. I have one and it works great!

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+2 on the Phobman stand. Note: It may not work if you have belly pan also.

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BTW, The front doesn't have the counter weight so the fork brackets keep spinning the wrong way up or stick into the front hub.
I forgot about that. It is a PIA

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I have a set of the T-Rex stands and love them! I paid less than $100 for front and rear on eBay. Very strong and quite adjustable. You won't be disappointed for the money especially!


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I contacted PHOBMAN, and he has one completed stand and the components for a couple more, so if you're interested PM him.
Again, I strongly recommend his stand.

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im suprised a rivnut worked! i was thinking about doing that but didnt think itd hold up. i was going to weld a long nut or a piece of aluminum down there and tap it. I just cant seep to find any metal.

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