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while I think the ebay stand you posted a link to looks like a giant piece of shit, I also think "only pitbull makes trustworthy stands" is an incorrect statement.
PitBull. Yes they are like $50 more. Worth it.
The bike is worth like $3,500.00 - why would it be a problem to spend $50 more dollars to protect a much larger investment. The other stands will work just fine, until they don't.
Also Pitbull sells convertable stands that allow you to use spools or the swingarm.
The pipe is not the only story with stands. Some are welded, some are bolted together. Some lift at different angles, which make them less stable or more stable. The lifting pads on cheap stands, in my opinion, are not shaped as nicely as the more expensive ones, and are MUCH easier to knock off.
If you have spools, like I said earlier, it's not as big of a deal. But the pads on the cheap stands SUCK.
Also, the cheaper ones are NOT made as well. They won't last as long.
I agree with those comments, especially about the pads, which I hate using and don't trust in any case.
Well, when you work on someone's bike that doesn't have spools, or a bike that can't accept spools, you sometimes don't have a choice...
And in THOSE circumstances, it's nice to have the better ones.
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Motorcycle Stands- How To Use - YouTube
Here's a video from the new guy who posts up a bunch of videos. Here's a new argument against cheap stands (watch the part on using the rear stands)...
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