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Help Choosing Bike Stands

I am looking to get a set of stands for my '92 Ninja ZX-600D3 and trying to decide which ones to buy while not spending an arm and a leg. I found this set on Ebay but wasn't sure on how the front would work. Has anyone used a set like this or have suggestions on which set to go with? I know for the rear I will definitely need a swingarm since I do not have a spot for spools. The front there are holes for pins at the bottom but I'm not sure on what size they are.

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Hawk - existing center stand

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pitbull, i got the cheaper ones first too and sold them for the good stuff
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I've heard and read a lot of good about the pitbull stands and will probably get those when I do.

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i'm buying redline stands. cheap, but sturdy.

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pitbull, i got the cheaper ones first too and sold them for the good stuff
+1, if I had to do it over again, I'd just pony up the money now, on a PitBull.

PitBull has a stand that can be either the padel or spool type. Go with that, and never buy another stand again.

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Go with Woodcraft stands.
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Hawk - existing center stand

Rebel - milk crate
Guy before me removed the center stand so only has the kickstand.

I'll have to take a look around online to compare the pitbull to woodcraft as well as where the cheapest prices are.
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as long as we're on the topic, how easy are the pitbulls on a heavy bike?

i can get my zx6r up on the rear stand with effort, but my pansy ass can NEVER get the rear of the rc51 up without help.
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as long as we're on the topic, how easy are the pitbulls on a heavy bike?

i can get my zx6r up on the rear stand with effort, but my pansy ass can NEVER get the rear of the rc51 up without help.
I think that might be the case of a bad design. I know Pitbull works great with all bikes and it's got great leverage lifting up big 4 strokes. I just think it's overbuilt and heavy not that that's a bad thing.
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Woodcraft stands are #1

They do have rear stands for those who don't have spools

Very reasonably priced

follow this link http://www.woodcraft-cfm.com/Scripts...Category=12767

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I am looking to get a set of stands for my '92 Ninja ZX-600D3
I had that same bike. Do you have the centerstand on it? If so, remove the rear wheel and then you only need a front stand.

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Pitbull - only answer. All the rest is crap. Use a milk crate until you can get them.
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I I like my woodcraft stands. Pit bull stands are nice, but they are kinda like the swingarm on the Ducati GP9.

I have a front and a rear woodcraft and I have the rear pit bull for bikes with single-sided swingarms.

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Spend the money and get the universal pit bull stands and they'll last for longer than you own the bike.

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