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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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T-Rex bike stands

Anyone know if these are made in the USA? Maybe made in Texas?

Quality?



And no, I am not looking to buy one.... I have a Pit-Bull. Love it. A bit pricey, but I know my Buell with its heavy lump will not fall down!

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 04:49 PM
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I got a set for my SV. Complete shit!

First off, most of the paint (red) had chipped off during shipping...no matter how well you bubble wrap it, it's still going to get chipped up if it's stuffed into a box like crap. There was more red paint in the bubble wrap then on the stands it looked like.

Then, the rear stand hit my brake caliper and would have torn my brake off...this after they promised me it was perfect and would fit my SV perfectly. So after a few E-mails they sent me a modified "hook" that was missing the rubber pad on the reverse side so it wouldn't damage my brakes.

Add to that, the damn stand is so friggen wide, and made so cheaply, that it flexes inward when it's holding the rear of the bike up. One of the legs was bending so much, that one of the wheels (paired up wheels on each side) would lift completely off the ground, not making the bike stable at all!

Lastly, all the rubber pads that are for protecting the stand from the tarmac have fallen off simply from being out in the sun on a warm day.

The front is....OK. It's kinda hokey, but hasn't fallen. The rubber holders for the forks aren't very safe IMHO...they just don't grip enough metal to be safe. The triple adapter is kinda hokey as well, and none of the pins fit perfectly...they fall out of the stand, and are a bit loose on the bike. It's like they are random sizes and not common sizes.

Will they work? Yeah. Do I like 'em? No...not at all.

I'd get a Pitbull or some other more well known, much better built one. Especially if they make one specifically for your bike. It will hold better, won't flex, and if it's made for the bike it will be as if the bike came with the stand.

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strange...

based on the reviews on GDC, i went ahead and bought a set with spools on ebay. the package came VERY WELL packed and bubble wrapped. don't see how anything could possibly get damaged, maybe you just got unlucky. after assembling it, which took 10 minutes, i tried them on my bike. since everything is adjustable i don't see how there would be any fitment issues. after a few adjustments the stands were rock solid. the bike is very stable. probably the best $120 i've spent. i could barely get 1 stand from the over priced companies selling basically the same thing. i do have to agree on the bolts/washers. the holes aren't perfectly threaded, but once on they shouldn't come out with the help of some lock-tite. i would buy them again...
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I just don't understand the concept of holding up a $9000 bike with cheap stands? One tip-over and the cost to repair the fairings on any new streetbike will much more than the cost difference between cheap stands and good stands.

A set of Pit Bulls plus a Baxley is the first and only stands I've bought and will ever need. They will outlast all my bikes most likely.

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strange...

based on the reviews on GDC, i went ahead and bought a set with spools on ebay. the package came VERY WELL packed and bubble wrapped. don't see how anything could possibly get damaged, maybe you just got unlucky. after assembling it, which took 10 minutes, i tried them on my bike. since everything is adjustable i don't see how there would be any fitment issues. after a few adjustments the stands were rock solid. the bike is very stable. probably the best $120 i've spent. i could barely get 1 stand from the over priced companies selling basically the same thing. i do have to agree on the bolts/washers. the holes aren't perfectly threaded, but once on they shouldn't come out with the help of some lock-tite. i would buy them again...
+1... i got mine just fine and after adjusting them for my spools they work great
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I have a front with triple tree attachment and it works good. The threading on the holes is about the only problem, but the screws are strong enough to re-thread and make a strong hold.

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I just don't understand the concept of holding up a $9000 bike with cheap stands? One tip-over and the cost to repair the fairings on any new streetbike will much more than the cost difference between cheap stands and good stands.

A set of Pit Bulls plus a Baxley is the first and only stands I've bought and will ever need. They will outlast all my bikes most likely.
Sportbikers are the cheapest motherfockers on the planet. I use to be in that club until my friend's 1000RR fell of my Handy stands. We were able to save it but I acquired PitBulls shortly after. I no longer skimp on stuff as it almost always end up costing me more in the long run.

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I just don't understand the concept of holding up a $9000 bike with cheap stands? One tip-over and the cost to repair the fairings on any new streetbike will much more than the cost difference between cheap stands and good stands.

A set of Pit Bulls plus a Baxley is the first and only stands I've bought and will ever need. They will outlast all my bikes most likely.
i guess you can't make this comment without actually trying them. i guarantee you that they are just as solid if not better than pitbulls. not to mention they are better looking and have double wheels unlike pitbulls.

if i were lonely raven, i would have returned those. doesn't sound like what i got, especially being damaged before arrival. did you have rear spools at least? it helps with clearance, so that might have been your problem.
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i guess you can't make this comment without actually trying them. i guarantee you that they are just as solid if not better than pitbulls.


I have never met anyone on the internets to say that Trex's are better than pitbulls. this is burn at the stake blashphemy.

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