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Old 11-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #31 (permalink)
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BTW, to the people who say you can stick bolts in a spool hole - I've done that, but always been chary about it. With the spools torqued in place, they support the face of the swingarm where it's tapped. Without them, I can see a lot of leverage placed on the edge of that bolt hole.

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Hmmm... That's a good point. I didn't think about that. Maybe should spend $10, and get a better looking product to boot!
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Hmmm... That's a good point. I didn't think about that. Maybe should spend $10, and get a better looking product to boot!
At least put a nut on there and lock it down against the swingarm?

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It's been a long time since I've been around a Guzzi, but I don't recall any shaft-driven bikes being all that friendly to any universal/pad stand.

Anyway, I didn't post the video as a Pit Bull advertisement/endorsement. I've just been watching videos on YouTube for about an hour and this one reminded me of this thread.
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It's been a long time since I've been around a Guzzi, but I don't recall any shaft-driven bikes being all that friendly to any universal/pad stand.

Anyway, I didn't post the video as a Pit Bull advertisement/endorsement. I've just been watching videos on YouTube for about an hour and this one reminded me of this thread.
I didn't get what he was saying about putting one hand on the bars when using the front stand. At first I thought he was using it without a rear stand, until I replayed it.

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Thanks everyone for your posts. I have enough intelligence to figure out when I have a faulty or unreliable tool. If the stand seems weak, too flexible, or in any way unreliable, I will return it/sell it and get a better one. Like Kevin said: the bike will just sit on the stand. I wont put it through any side to side motion nor will I sit on the bike while its on the stand. I want it only for maintenance and tire changing.


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So I just noticed that the OP has a Ninja 250R but their profile pic is of a K6/K7 GSXR 600.
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So I just noticed that the OP has a Ninja 250R but their profile pic is of a K6/K7 GSXR 600.
It was a lazy attempt to find ANY sportbike picture that would fit into the avatar diameters. Hence the tiny size. For some reason, my profile settings weren't accepting anything bigger than that photo.
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Thanks everyone for your posts. I have enough intelligence to figure out when I have a faulty or unreliable tool. If the stand seems weak, too flexible, or in any way unreliable, I will return it/sell it and get a better one. Like Kevin said: the bike will just sit on the stand. I wont put it through any side to side motion nor will I sit on the bike while its on the stand. I want it only for maintenance and tire changing.


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If it makes you feel better, I'm about to buy the absolute cheapest-ass rear stand I can for my new K-bike as well.

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If it makes you feel better, I'm about to buy the absolute cheapest-ass rear stand I can for my new K-bike as well.

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