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Stands? Front and Rear?

Where can I get a good pair of stands, new or used for a 01 Kawi ZX6R? that are not expensive IE (Under 150, Preferrably under 100)
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$150 total? Or each?

Under $150 each gets you new PitBulls. They work great on a 636.

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Under $150 each gets you new PitBulls. They work great on a 636.
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flyn' cycle in Rochelle has stands for $100 a pair. You can pick them up and save the $30 for shipping.

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yes. keep in mind you get what you pay for. I recommend Pit Bulls, but you wanted cheap so handystands for you.

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My handy stands work well. The front stand that raises at the forks is a little shaky but it holds well. They were worth $100. I'd go with them if you want a cheap set of stands. Thats what I did and I am happy with them, better stands like Pitbull are better but these work.

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yes. keep in mind you get what you pay for. I recommend Pit Bulls, but you wanted cheap so handystands for you.
Care to elaborate, all I want to do is change a tire, some oil maybe some sprockets etc...........................Have you ever had experience with Handy Stands (the name scares me)
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Care to elaborate, all I want to do is change a tire, some oil maybe some sprockets etc...........................Have you ever had experience with Handy Stands (the name scares me)
yes I've used them. No they arent as good as pitbulls. the quality difference is apparent the moment you pick them up, and they arent as stable. but if you plan to just use them in your garage and you can refrain from bumping your bike while on them you'll be fine.

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Care to elaborate, all I want to do is change a tire, some oil maybe some sprockets etc...........................Have you ever had experience with Handy Stands (the name scares me)
I'd say they'll work well for what you want. I was in the same boat and they're fine. Cant remove the front forks obviously but oil and tire changes are definately possible. Go with the handy stands if you want a cheaper set.

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I have the ones from flyn cycle and they're fine...my bike is also 80 lbs heavier than yours.
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Vcook is right. I have a cheap rear stand and the bike has slid off of it once. My next stand will definitely be a Pit Bull, better to pay now then pay double later.

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Vcook is right. I have a cheap rear stand and the bike has slid off of it once. My next stand will definitely be a Pit Bull, better to pay now then pay double later.
If he only wants them for tire and oil changes and maybe to keep the rear tire off the floor, they'll be perfect. If he really want a rock solid set off stands the lift and store the bike on, then he should spend more. Handystands also offers spools I believe, the F4i doesn't have them. Those would add stability. Like I said the front feels a little shaky but I dont keep the bike on the front often, just the rear. Feels sturdy enough to me. I agree that expensive is better and I would go with pitbulls if I wanted to raise it up and store it off the ground all the time. For what Norton wants, they are perfect and cheap.

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flyn' cycle in Rochelle has stands for $100 a pair. You can pick them up and save the $30 for shipping.

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Do you have the spring loaded quick release fork adapters?
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Pitbull all the way! You will regret it later if you get some shit stands, it's just money thrown away. In the meanwhile, hang your bike on the rafters with tiedown straps or suspend it with jack stands or something

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Handystands also offers spools I believe, the F4i doesn't have them.
Mopars F4i has spool tabs welded on the frame (and spools).

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Do you have the spring loaded quick release fork adapters?
Yep, and also the hooks for spools on the rear.

I don't know why they call them "spring loaded quick release" it doesn't really do anything. I don't even use the springs, actually.
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Mopars F4i has spool tabs welded on the frame (and spools).
Yeah I know it can be done but I wasnt interested in welding, drilling, or messing with the swingarm.

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Yep, and also the hooks for spools on the rear.

I don't know why they call them "spring loaded quick release" it doesn't really do anything. I don't even use the springs, actually.

No problems with em', do they seem pretty sturdy. Reason I am going cheap is this will be my fun bike next year after I get my new bike (HD,let the hating begin ) so no-need for me to spend 300 bucks on two pitbull stands.
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No problems with em', do they seem pretty sturdy. Reason I am going cheap is this will be my fun bike next year after I get my new bike (HD,let the hating begin ) so no-need for me to spend 300 bucks on two pitbull stands.
Just get either one bro, they will both work fine, very similar. Like I said not the best but serviceable.

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Yeah I know it can be done but I wasnt interested in welding, drilling, or messing with the swingarm.
Be forewarned, due to the angle of the swing arm, the stands that use the pads instead of spools (go under the swing arm) can tend to slide down after a while and the bike drops.

It can be done safely, just make sure that the bottom of the swing arm is clean and that the rubber pads are clean. Otherwise, you may wish that you paid to weld on the tabs.

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spend 300 on pitbulls, sell them for 150 when you get cruiser. getting $75 per pit bull used is easy as pie.

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No problems with em', do they seem pretty sturdy. Reason I am going cheap is this will be my fun bike next year after I get my new bike (HD,let the hating begin ) so no-need for me to spend 300 bucks on two pitbull stands.
They work fine for me, and my bike is always busted and broken so that should give you an idea.

I had the bike on the stands for days when I polished the wheels, then again when I did the brakes, then everytime I do an oil change, then I had the pipe off again...used them lots of times and never had an issue.

I've also been on the bike while it was on the stands and it was sturdy enough...and I'm 190 or so.
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Be forewarned, due to the angle of the swing arm, the stands that use the pads instead of spools (go under the swing arm) can tend to slide down after a while and the bike drops.

It can be done safely, just make sure that the bottom of the swing arm is clean and that the rubber pads are clean. Otherwise, you may wish that you paid to weld on the tabs.
You had this happen Wink. I could see the sides sliding outward if they bend but in order to go down the height would need to go up thus defying gravity. If the slide up the swing arm I guess the bike could slide forward off the stand.

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Slid forward off the stand and fell all by itself about 30 minutes after it was lifted. Luckily, it was in the pit at Autobahn North and we were standing nearby and caught the bike.

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You had this happen Wink. I could see the sides sliding outward if they bend but in order to go down the height would need to go up thus defying gravity. If the slide up the swing arm I guess the bike could slide forward off the stand.
I've seen it happen with the non spool mounts...it was an srad gsxr though.
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Note to self.....stand bike with front tire against wall. Dually noted. Thanks.

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Yep, how it happened to me, but it tipped to the right and wall was close by so it stopped the bike from falling completely over.

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