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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pitbull Forward handle Rearstand Opinions

Hi everyone,

I have vortex f + R Stands and I love them, but one thing I've always wanted was a forward handle on the rearstand to make it easier to put it on the stand when I am alone. I have seen people that can get the stand up alone but imo I'm too clumsy or am doing it wrong because I always feel like I am going to drop the bike trying that.

Who has the pitpull foward handle rearstand?

Does the forward handle and smaller contact patch with ground compromise it's stability if I compare it to a standard pitbull rearstand?

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http://www.pit-bull.com/Merchant2/me...le_rear_stands

Standard Handle:

http://www.pit-bull.com/Merchant2/me...de=rear_stands

One thing I can think of as being a disadvantage of the forward handle rearstand is that when you take off from the pits I just put the front stand down that attaches with the pin and then I put my foot down and roll the bike forward until it hits the stand wheel. that releases the bike off the the stand and I am away real easy. When I get into the pits though I always need someone to help me put the bike on the stands.

What do you think of that disadvantage? With the forward facing rear I would have to take it off the front stand, then roll the bike backwards and pull out the stand before then moving the bike forward. I can see that may be a pain in the ass.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 04:24 PM
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IMO, the rear handle is easier so you can hold the tail and balance it while you check to see if the spool is aligned with the stand. Do it myself all the time (like Ill_ag lol).

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I will not use a standard rear stand. I have the forward facing rear stand and will NEVER get rid of it - period.

You are more than welcome to come to my home and try both if you like. I'll bet you lunch you will not use the rear stand again. Just my

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I have a reversable stand for the 996; I mostly have it so the handle doesn't stick out in the walkway of my garage. I like the forward position because you can hold the bar with one hand and lift the bike with the other. Simple. Easier to hold the handlebar than the tail IMHO.

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I had a forward handle PB stand..... I hated that F&*()ng thing.

You want to drop your bike...... that's the tool for the job.


The only good news is that handle is out of the way for storage purposes.


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I had a forward handle PB stand..... I hated that F&*()ng thing.

You want to drop your bike...... that's the tool for the job.


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I'm not even sure how that is possible

I love mine, Way easier than a normal rear stand. I think it is easier to drop the bike with a rear handle stand.


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So mixed reviews then huh? Well, I do like my rearstand and this is actually going to be for my friend and possibly what I would buy for my next bike.

I guess both can be used to pick the bike up with only one person. One thing with my zx10 was that it seemed rather heavy when picking it up with the rear stand. my GF couldn't do it but she's not really strong either. To me it didn't seem heavy, but other people that weren't very strong had troubles with it.

I'm not sure if part of the problem was that I had swingarm spools that were rigid and did not twist with the stand when it would rotate while lifting the bike. I haven't put on my new spools but this time I got vortex ones.

Thanks for the opinions. Anyone else used a forward handle rearstand have reviews on them?
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video of the stand in action
http://www.ronlarimer.com/video/pitbull.mpg

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