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Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« on: November 02, 2013, 11:47:38 pm »
Venom motorcycle stands. You can pick them up on EBay or Amazon.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-BIKE-SWINGARM-PADDLE-FORK-FRONT-REAR-DUAL-LIFT-STANDS-COMBO-/171163945725?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item27da2a8afd

I was worried when both of them showed up in this little box.


Some assembly required obviously. I got them out of the box and put together in 15 minutes.
The front one works excellent.


The rear takes some finageling and it does not have a whole lot of leverage, but it works. My buddy is going to weld up a cheater bar for me.





There not Pit Bull stands by any means, but for $73 shipped and my bike feels rock solid when it's up on both stands ya can't beat'm.

Here come BLACK wheels.  :)

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2013, 12:08:22 am »
I like it! Ordering....

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2013, 01:22:39 am »
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 02:10:39 am »

Here come BLACK wheels.  :)


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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 01:17:17 pm »
I just ordered a set
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 01:28:11 pm »
Funny I have this mental picture of ZG ridding on Gumby's shoulder whispering. spend money on farkels, spend money on farkels, spend money on farkels.
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 02:54:45 pm »
Funny I have this mental picture of ZG ridding on Gumby's shoulder whispering. spend money on farkels, spend money on farkels, spend money on farkels.
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I'm the angel.  ;) :)


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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2013, 02:55:14 pm »
He is right about the black wheels.....  :great:
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2013, 09:35:53 pm »
No need for a rear stand when you have a center stand.   :-[

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2013, 12:39:43 am »
No need for a rear stand when you have a center stand.   :-[

With both wheels off it would be pretty ugly if the bike tipped backwards enough for the forks to come off the front stand...  ???


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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 12:30:06 pm »
That's only happening if you lean on it.  The bike too front heavy. 

Also you can just slide the axle back in while the tire is off and set a jack stand under it.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2013, 03:22:56 pm »
Good find. Can I assume it’s a cinch to remove BOTH the front and rear wheels at the same time with this rig?
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2013, 03:24:54 pm »
That's only happening if you lean on it.  The bike too front heavy. 

Also you can just slide the axle back in while the tire is off and set a jack stand under it.


You can also make a compass with a sewing needle, a leaf, a piece of silk, and a puddle of water... but unless you're stuck out in the middle of the woods without a compass why would you?  ???


I think the low cost option Gumby posted looks to be well worth the $ if anyone is on a tight budget, I was over at Gumby's place this weekend and felt his bike while it was up on those stands and it was rock solid.  :great:

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2013, 03:30:38 pm »
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I think the low cost option Gumby posted looks to be well worth the $ if anyone is on a tight budget, I was over at Gumby's place this weekend and felt his bike while it was up on those stands and it was rock solid.  :great:
Easy there boys, I know we're friends and all, but no reason to go around feeling each others' bikes.   ;D
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2013, 03:32:21 pm »
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I think the low cost option Gumby posted looks to be well worth the $ if anyone is on a tight budget, I was over at Gumby's place this weekend and felt his bike while it was up on those stands and it was rock solid.  :great:
Easy there boys, I know we're friends and all, but no reason to go around feeling each others' bikes.   ;D


Jealous RB?   ;D

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 03:40:55 pm »
Good find. Can I assume it’s a cinch to remove BOTH the front and rear wheels at the same time with this rig?
That is why I bought the stands, but I have not taken the wheels off yet. I need to get a larger allen wrench for the rear and I need a front axle tool.

Does anybody know the allen size and where to buy the front axle tool besides the stealership?

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 03:59:15 pm »
I bought one of these for my dirt bikes. Also fits my C14.

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/14225/i/motion-pro-hex-axle-tool?WT.ac=RichAutoComplete

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013, 04:42:10 pm »
Does anybody know the allen size and where to buy the front axle tool besides the stealership?

Have you tried the hex part of a "sparkplug scocket". This is something that you may already have and if you do, well it's the cheepest solution.  :)
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2013, 04:44:45 pm »
The back side of a spark plug socket works well.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2013, 04:45:30 pm »
Have you tried the hex part of a "sparkplug scocket". This is something that you may already have and if you do, well it's the cheepest solution.  :)
That's a good idea, but I already bought the hex tool off of Amazon. I wanted to get one to carry on the bike anyways.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2013, 05:16:04 pm »
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With just the front stand lifting the bike, does the rear wheel contact the ground, and is there any chance of the center stand folding up?   Your photos are great and very helpful, but didn’t show just the front lifted.   

I’m also curious to know if you did the front first and the rear second.  I’m thinking that may be safer, but also require more leverage on the rear?  What order of lifting do they recommend if any?
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2013, 05:38:32 pm »
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With just the front stand lifting the bike, does the rear wheel contact the ground, YES and is there any chance of the center stand folding up? I don't think so.  Your photos are great and very helpful, but didn’t show just the front lifted.   

I’m also curious to know if you did the front first and the rear second.  I’m thinking that may be safer, but also require more leverage on the rear?  What order of lifting do they recommend if any? Rear first, if you do the front first it is almost impossible to get the rear up. This stand does not give you much leverage to start with.

I'm not sure if I could do this by myself or not. I waited for a buddy to come over and help me because I did not want to see my Connie horizontal on my garage floor. He held it vertical off of the kickstand while I lifted the rear.

If you have the money buy the Pit Bull stand that Jay posted.

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,47293.msg314284.html#msg314284

Like I said to start with, these are by no means close to the quality of a Pit Bull stand but they work.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2013, 06:31:08 pm »
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I think the low cost option Gumby posted looks to be well worth the $ if anyone is on a tight budget, I was over at Gumby's place this weekend and felt his bike while it was up on those stands and it was rock solid.  :great:
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2013, 06:49:53 pm »
Gumby,
With just the front stand lifting the bike, does the rear wheel contact the ground, YES and is there any chance of the center stand folding up? I don't think so.  Your photos are great and very helpful, but didn’t show just the front lifted.   

I’m also curious to know if you did the front first and the rear second.  I’m thinking that may be safer, but also require more leverage on the rear?  What order of lifting do they recommend if any? Rear first, if you do the front first it is almost impossible to get the rear up. This stand does not give you much leverage to start with.

I'm not sure if I could do this by myself or not. I waited for a buddy to come over and help me because I did not want to see my Connie horizontal on my garage floor. He held it vertical off of the kickstand while I lifted the rear.

If you have the money buy the Pit Bull stand that Jay posted.

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,47293.msg314284.html#msg314284

Like I said to start with, these are by no means close to the quality of a Pit Bull stand but they work.


Thanks Gumby.  Even if the rear turned out to be a problem, or takes two people, you still can’t beat the price since the front one works so well and would be the main reason why I would buy it.
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