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The rear is good, the front is ok at best. If that's all you can afford, but personally I would spend a few pennies more and go Pitbull or something else


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Is that's their normal pricing?

I'd highly recommend spending more money and getting something a little nicer. These work, but they can be a pain in the butt to use by yourself. Pitt bull stands are a bit more, but they are so much easier to use. Plus when you are done you can sell them pretty easily

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I had a pair for three seasons. I also bought the bobbin supports for spools. The rear is rock solid, the front is wobbly. On a budget they work.

I had one incident where a buddy's 1K RR fell off the front stand. We were able to save the bike but shortly after I went with PitBull stands.

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I have been racing and doing track days for almost 7 years now and I have had the handy rear stand the entire time. It cheep, very strong and I've never had a problem with it. They sell the peices that are used to hook the swingarm spools as well. The front stand, yes, it is not the best but for 89 bucks for front and rear stands you can not argue.

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I really have learned in motorcycles you get what you pay for. I've started to dislike or become unhappy with almost everything i've bought that was inexpensive. then I have to buy what i should have in the first place and overall it costs me more.

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I really have learned in motorcycles you get what you pay for. I've started to dislike or become unhappy with almost everything i've bought that was inexpensive. then I have to buy what i should have in the first place and overall it costs me more.

Then you better buy some track plastic for the pretty RR in your avatar or a dedicated track heep because when you go down the bill will not be pretty.

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The front stand, yes, it is not the best but for 89 bucks for front and rear stands you can not argue.
You can when your $8000+ bike falls off


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You can when your $8000+ bike falls off
Make sure you're on flat ground then! I put Rachels bike up on it all of the time and have never had a problem. I was holding a beer in one hand the other day putting her bike on it to change the front tire.

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Hey it's your choice not mine. I've had these before and would never recommend them to anyone..well the front anyways


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It's worse when your buddy's bike falls off the stands. I could care less about my bikes.

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I have em and think the rear stand is fine. The front is marginal, but once you're used to it, it works for the occasional tire change.

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I'm with Nick on this one, for $89 for the pair, it's hard to go wrong. Yes, Pitbulls are nicer. Personally, I have never had an issue using the Handy stands, front or rear.

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Then you better buy some track plastic for the pretty RR in your avatar or a dedicated track heep because when you go down the bill will not be pretty.
Yeah I thought of that....but here's my philosophy. I'm too busy to keep changing between track plastics and street plastics. I can't justify having 2 bikes, but IF my bike goes down then I HAVE to make it a dedicated track bike and I can get something new for the streets

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I have a set and the only problem I have had is that one of the nuts on the rear stand snapped at the weld. Some duck tape fixed it right up.
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If you have to duct tape a busted weld, I'd say these stands are way cheap for a reason.

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I have a set and the only problem I have had is that one of the nuts on the rear stand snapped at the weld. Some duck tape fixed it right up.
And that's why they sell at that price.

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If you have to duct tape a busted weld, I'd say these stands are way cheap for a reason.
It doesn't effect the performance of the stand at all. The only thing that is effected is that one of the adjusters if fixed now, which doesn't really matter because I only use the stands for my bike and if I needed to change it, the other slider works fine.
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