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PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« on: May 16, 2017, 10:10:50 pm »
I believe I need this.
Pitbull Hybrid Headlift Stand with #27 (1.102, 28mm) pin.
Allows both wheels/tires to be removed with bike on centerstand.
Allows forks to be removed.

Does anyone know if there is sufficient clearance for the forks to be removed, clear the lower triple clamp with this stand in place and bike on centerstand?

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 11:44:58 pm »
Yes the fork tube will drop out of the triple tree when using this stand.
I have an almost new one that I am looking to sell.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 12:40:20 am »
nicole,
 Wanna quote me a price and shipping to 20737?
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 01:00:41 am »
I have that same stand for my R1 and track bike, but don't  have the pin for the concours. Nothing a heavy tool box, center stand and tie downs couldn't handle. Forks removed easily. The stand is great, but it is extremely hard to get the bike up. It is a little hard to get the R1 up and it only weighs in at 425lbs.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 01:01:18 am »
Yes the fork tube will drop out of the triple tree when using this stand.
I have an almost new one that I am looking to sell.

Thanks for that!
I have this and Mich PR4's coming Friday!
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 01:10:13 am »
Nothing a heavy tool box, center stand and tie downs couldn't handle.
The stand is great, but it is extremely hard to get the bike up.

I appreciate your input! Thanks.

I'm opting out of my "murphy's law" phenomenon by acquiring this!

You're referring to the over-center leverage lifting the front?

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 01:39:43 am »
nicole,
 Wanna quote me a price and shipping to 20737?
Matt

Matt, I'm our of town right now. If you can wait until later next week, I figure up shipping etc. 

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 02:55:21 am »
Nothing a heavy tool box, center stand and tie downs couldn't handle.
The stand is great, but it is extremely hard to get the bike up.

I appreciate your input! Thanks.

I'm opting out of my "murphy's law" phenomenon by acquiring this!

You're referring to the over-center leverage lifting the front?

You know, I'll have to check tomorrow and see if there is enough room under the concours to fit the stand without having to take anything off. I'll get back to you.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 02:57:21 am »
Nothing a heavy tool box, center stand and tie downs couldn't handle.
The stand is great, but it is extremely hard to get the bike up.

I appreciate your input! Thanks.

I'm opting out of my "murphy's law" phenomenon by acquiring this!

You're referring to the over-center leverage lifting the front?

You know, I'll have to check tomorrow and see if there is enough room under the concours to fit the stand without having to take anything off. I'll get back to you.

I can say yes to this question. This stand will slide right into place and lift the bike
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2017, 09:45:25 am »
Nothing a heavy tool box, center stand and tie downs couldn't handle.
The stand is great, but it is extremely hard to get the bike up.

I appreciate your input! Thanks.

I'm opting out of my "murphy's law" phenomenon by acquiring this!

You're referring to the over-center leverage lifting the front?

You know, I'll have to check tomorrow and see if there is enough room under the concours to fit the stand without having to take anything off. I'll get back to you.

I can say yes to this question. This stand will slide right into place and lift the bike

Thanks for the info. Might just order the pin then.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 07:55:54 pm »
Received the Pitbull Hybrid Head Lift with the #27 pin for a C14.
It is a quality product but the Head Lift does not have enough adjustment to allow lifting of the front end without lifting the bike off the centerstand. This is not desireable!
I have to place a 3/4" piece of plywood under the centerstand. The Pitbull now has the room to lift the front end and the rear wheel will just touch the floor.
If I remove the rear wheel while on the centerstand, the Pitbull can tilt the bike back enough on the centerstand to lift the front safely, without the 3/4" plywood.
Pitbull has some admitted "trial and error"fitting their hybrid head lift to the Concours.
Pitbull designed the head lift to work in conjunction with their rear stand.
Regardless, I can remove both wheels and the forks simultaneously with this headlift and that was my intention all along.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 08:16:32 pm »
nicole,
 Wanna quote me a price and shipping to 20737?
Matt

Matt, I'm our of town right now. If you can wait until later next week, I figure up shipping etc. 

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Hello,

Are you a vendor?

Thanks,
Chris

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 09:15:21 pm »
nicole,
 Wanna quote me a price and shipping to 20737?
Matt

Matt, I'm our of town right now. If you can wait until later next week, I figure up shipping etc. 

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Hello,

Are you a vendor?

Thanks,
Chris

Nope, I just purchased one last year and I dont use it like I thought I would.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 10:20:26 pm »
Nicole,
Still waiting!
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2017, 12:16:09 pm »
Nicole,
Still waiting!
Matt

Matt, I didnt forget about you. Ive just had a couple of bad weeks here lately.
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 11:28:46 am »
Nocole,
No problem. Like i cant survive without a new tool purchase for a few day?  ::)
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2017, 10:47:16 pm »
So long Bridgestones!

Pittbull, definitely a good purchase

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 11:22:38 am »
I already have both front and rear pitbulls, but not the #27pin adaptor for the C14.

I've been using the under fork lifts on the front stand previously, and ran into some problems with
axle re-insertion / alignment.  I'll now be using the head-pin methodology for future wheel removals.

This has been a great thread.  Thanks for the info, and proving that it works!

I'll be ordering the pin next time I need to swap tires or service the front end.

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 09:11:33 pm »
Received the Pitbull Hybrid Head Lift with the #27 pin for a C14.
It is a quality product but the Head Lift does not have enough adjustment to allow lifting of the front end without lifting the bike off the centerstand. This is not desireable!
I have to place a 3/4" piece of plywood under the centerstand. The Pitbull now has the room to lift the front end and the rear wheel will just touch the floor.
If I remove the rear wheel while on the centerstand, the Pitbull can tilt the bike back enough on the centerstand to lift the front safely, without the 3/4" plywood.
Pitbull has some admitted "trial and error"fitting their hybrid head lift to the Concours.
Pitbull designed the head lift to work in conjunction with their rear stand.
Regardless, I can remove both wheels and the forks simultaneously with this headlift and that was my intention all along.

Good info! I wish i remembered to look back and read it again. I already had the Hybrid stand for another bike so i just needed to get the #27 pin. The pin came today and i was excited to see how it worked with this bike. I put the bike on the center stand then lifted the front with the PB. Holy moly was it wobbly! I soon found out the rear tire was still on the ground  :(  so i lowered the front,took it off the center stand and put a board under the center in the hope of more clearance. (I used a 3/4in particle board). I again lifted it on the center and front PB stands and still no clearance for the rear :(  Its really wobbly up there so I'm gunna get assistance to lower it. So at this point I'm gunna raise the back with the center 1st,temove the wheel then lift the front and remove that wheel. I was really hoping to be able to lift both wheels off the ground with just the PB. Cest la vie...

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 09:15:40 pm »
Why not put the bike on the side stand, then holding the bike up use the front stand to lift the bike, the back tire will be on the ground and the front in the air.

At least that is the way I did it with my SV1000S, I know the C14 is just a tad heavier   ;D
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2017, 10:49:30 pm »
I did do that. The front does indeed lift off the ground but the rear tire still touches.. Ideally i want to have both wheels/tires off the gound at the same time. I inquired about the PB rear stand fron a buddy who is also a vendor..

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 11:28:28 pm »
Easy way to have both wheels up is remove the rear wheel while on center stand then raise front with PitBull. Keep in mind the front head lift was designed to be used with a rear stand and not the center stand. But if your careful it will work, just don't trip over or kick the front stand when on the center stand. Don't ask, my lips are sealed. :'(
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2017, 12:39:08 am »
I won't ask ;-) It didn't seem too stable though.  If it was a 400lb SS maybe.. But these are pretty heavy as we know.  As far as the rear wheel, is it necessary to hold the left side when loosening the castle nut?

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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2017, 12:39:31 am »
The most difficult effort is getting the bike on the centerstand, on the 3/4" plywood
With the plywood, you  can drop front wheel and forks without dropping rear wheel

Insure the #27 pin seated in the frame tube, all the way in, up to the shoulder of the pin

You can lift the bike without it seated, but it's not correct and requires some muscle

The pic shows rear wheel clearance to the floor

The rear wheel does just touch the floor while in "lift" transition but effort is very easy and stable
and does not take weight off of the center stand
It's solid and very stable
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Re: PITTBULL Hybrid Headlift Stand
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2017, 01:09:13 am »
It didn't seem too stable though. 

Mine is solid as a rock

As far as the rear wheel, is it necessary to hold the left side when loosening the castle nut?

Left side of ?

Remove the cotter pin and use a adequate leverage wrench or socket
It won't tip over...Is that what you're asking?

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