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post #1 of 14 Old 05-31-2016, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Can anyone help me understand the directions that came with the rear stand. It said to place the stand "behind" the welds. So I have the bike on the stand " to the rear of the welds on the swing arm" it is supposed to reduce the chance of the bike slipping off. I don't understand how the bike would slip off . I know nob question but I have never had a stand before.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-31-2016, 08:13 PM
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The swing arm tapers in when you go forward. If the bike starts sliding forward it will slip off the stand. It happened to me a couple of times. luckily no damage. Before you put it on the stand clean the underside of the swing arm and the paddles on the stand to remove any oil. I even put some non-skid material on the underside of my swing arm to prevent this.

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So I am so nervous I took the bike off the stand. Lol so I still don't understand does the bike slide forward or does the stand slip forward. And is this during the lifting process or one the bike is already up on the stand? I just don't want my bike to fall and want to make sure I completely understand. Don't understand why Honda wound not just make all swing arms usable with spools seems like such a simple solution.

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So I am so nervous I took the bike off the stand. Lol so I still don't understand does the bike slide forward or does the stand slip forward. And is this during the lifting process or one the bike is already up on the stand? I just don't want my bike to fall and want to make sure I completely understand. Don't understand why Honda wound not just make all swing arms usable with spools seems like such a simple solution.

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I think the bike slides forward. Maybe you have a different style stand. Mine looks like this:



May have happened due to some oil film. It happened after it had been on the stand for a while.

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post #5 of 14 Old 06-01-2016, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like the same idea. When the bike is on the stand the swing arm is nearly parallel to the ground. I will try the Abrasive tape and such but I am am still not comfortable with stand. When the bike is o the stand it seems very solid. Maybe I am making a mountain of something that isn't worthy I don't know. My stand is the Pitt bull stand.

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post #6 of 14 Old 06-01-2016, 08:34 AM
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I have a different type of rear stand. It has flat "paddles" that go under the swingarm and cradle it.
I have never had a problem with it slipping off. I have left the bike on the stand for days at time while working on it.
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post #7 of 14 Old 06-01-2016, 08:50 AM
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Get yourself a phobeman stand, they are awesome!

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I have a different type of rear stand. It has flat "paddles" that go under the swingarm and cradle it. I have never had a problem with it slipping off. I have left the bike on the stand for days at time while working on it. Here is a picture. I hope you can see it. (if you click it once it will open a larger view then click again to make even larger)
What front stand is that?

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I have a pitbull stand that has rubber counted round pieces that slide under the swingarm. Keeping the stand contact points near the axle keeps the stand from sliding forward. It's not much fun trying to extricate your bike from that situation.

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post #11 of 14 Old 06-01-2016, 03:30 PM
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seems like you're worying for nothing. I've always worried about loosing balance while lifting it up on the stand.... but once it's there it should be pretty solid.

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post #12 of 14 Old 06-02-2016, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cool I am over thinking it

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post #13 of 14 Old 06-03-2016, 08:00 AM
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+1 for the Phobeman stand... I'm still looking to see if I can have one modified to work with my VFR....

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post #14 of 14 Old 06-04-2016, 04:14 AM
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Honda didn't put spool attachment points on the 919, to save money. That's why you also got rubber brake lines, cheap tires, heavy cast iron triple clamps, steel shifter and brake petal. If you want the good stuff, buy a KTM.

However, in Honda's defence, they did put what was needed to attach a center stand to the 919. I had a center stand on my 919. I have one on my Interceptor. I love them. They're easy to use. They're tucked up out of the way, but they're always there. Come to think of it, I ought to put on on my 599. Now look what you've done!

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