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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2013, 01:20:12 am »
Could these be used while trailering the bike. could this avoid having to compress the front forks when tying down?

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2013, 02:12:49 am »
Could these be used while trailering the bike. could this avoid having to compress the front forks when tying down?
Any thing is possible I guess, but I would not try it. Sounds like to much of a hassle.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2013, 12:36:44 pm »
Could these be used while trailering the bike. could this avoid having to compress the front forks when tying down?

Been toying with the idea of getting a trailer. And stop calling me queenie, Dammit! :rotflmao:

These are for supporting the bike in the garage and not a trailer, using these on a trailer to tie a bike down is a hold my beer moment
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2013, 02:32:46 pm »
using these on a trailer to tie a bike down is a hold my beer moment

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Hey, sometimes those hold my beer moments actually do work out.


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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2013, 08:48:29 pm »
Ordered the stands on the 3rd and received on the 6th, from Canada no less
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2013, 04:50:32 pm »
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.

I was able to take it off the stands and put it back on them by myself this weekend.  :great:

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2013, 05:09:51 pm »

All set up with black wheels now.





Look much better IMO Gumby!  :great:

You must have had some master mechanic come over and get things back on track for ya eh...  ;D :beerchug:


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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2013, 05:15:03 pm »
Gumby, the wheels look great!

I bought a set of these stands, and should get them this week.  The follow-up post helps take some angst out of the decision.

What is keeping the center stand from retracting in that first photo?
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2013, 05:19:04 pm »
Gumby, the wheels look great!

I bought a set of these stands, and should get them this week.  The follow-up post helps take some angst out of the decision.

What is keeping the center stand from retracting in that first photo?
Thanks Steven. There is nothing keeping the CC from retracting. I just leave it down hoping it will help if something BAD happens.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2013, 05:28:08 pm »
The center stand has a return spring on it, and should snap up as soon as the weight was off of it.  So did you tie it somehow to keep it down?  I guess that was my question
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2013, 05:38:59 pm »
The center stand has a return spring on it, and should snap up as soon as the weight was off of it.  So did you tie it somehow to keep it down?  I guess that was my question
When I took it off of the stand the bike pretty much came straight down, but I understand where your coming from because I was worried about that as well. As I set the bike down I was also pulling back on the luggage rack with everything I could muster. I typically would of taken the rear off first, and then the front. But if you saw how it was sitting on the front stand you would understand why I put that wheel on first and took it off the stand. Ask Jay, he was over helping me this weekend.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2013, 06:38:07 pm »
Love the black wheels.... They won't even see you coming!
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2013, 09:50:16 am »
The center stand has a return spring on it, and should snap up as soon as the weight was off of it.  So did you tie it somehow to keep it down?  I guess that was my question

Yes, the center stand has a return spring, but it will not snap back as soon as the weight is lifted off of it. There's a "Cam Over" design in play here. The spring will actually hold it in the down position until it's rotated rearward ( I'd guess about 20 deg. or so) before the spring will cause it to fully retract.
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2013, 12:34:26 pm »
I bought the Venom MC stands mention in the OP.  The assembly was simple.  I only tried the front stand, and I like the way it easily pops the front tire in the air.  The fit on the fork and the nook in the brake bracket is very good.  When on the front stand, the height is perfect, since the bike stays on the center stand and the rear wheel gets planted for 3 points of contact and it makes everything very stable.  It’s much easier than jacking, and should be safer.  It’s so easy to do, and I think I will use it just for washing the front wheel.

As far as changing both tires at once (both wheels off), having both the front and back on the stands seems a bit unstable.  I’m thinking that if I removed the rear wheel first, and then only used the front stand and the center stand, that would do the trick.  I won’t know for sure until I try it, but so far, the cost for just the front stand it worth it to me.  Good find Gumby.
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2013, 08:52:11 pm »
I bought the Venom MC stands mention in the OP.  The assembly was simple.  I only tried the front stand, and I like the way it easily pops the front tire in the air.  The fit on the fork and the nook in the brake bracket is very good.  When on the front stand, the height is perfect, since the bike stays on the center stand and the rear wheel gets planted for 3 points of contact and it makes everything very stable.  It’s much easier than jacking, and should be safer.  It’s so easy to do, and I think I will use it just for washing the front wheel.

As far as changing both tires at once (both wheels off), having both the front and back on the stands seems a bit unstable.  I’m thinking that if I removed the rear wheel first, and then only used the front stand and the center stand, that would do the trick.  I won’t know for sure until I try it, but so far, the cost for just the front stand it worth it to me.  Good find Gumby.

I agree completely with this, using both stands at once is a bit shaky, more so because of the rear swing arm design and the fact the bike weighs a ton.  Front stand is well worth the cost of the set IMHO
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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2013, 11:00:58 pm »
I'm glad you guys find these stands useful as well. I didn't have a problem when I had the bike up on both stands. I was was bit weary of the front one, but that was because I was in a hurry and did not position it properly. Next time I will make sure to get everything positioned just right and I will not worry about the bike falling at all. I think these stands are worth every penny.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2013, 11:34:39 pm »
I bought a set of these stands too... and like the way the front works after a bit of tweaking.  I put a couple of washers on the outside of each supporting post (in between it and the cotter pin).  This holds the two fork prongs the best distance away from the brake disk while still being pushed in by the spring on the shaft.

The rear one I'm less happy with - it may be the way I'm using it.  I couldn't get it adjusted the right span on the swing-arm pivots until I made a little spacer out of PVC.   When the bike is up on it, the right side tang is pushing largely on the brake caliper line and the anti-lock sensor wire, not good in my opinion.

Is this just the way it works, or am I doing this wrong?

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2013, 12:12:56 am »
I have had the same issue with the rear stand. It wants to ride back to the highest point and if it does it pinches brake lines.

With some muscle the stand will sit further forward and not pinch the brake lines. I have found this easier with four arms.

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Re: Smokin deal on front & rear lift stands
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2013, 12:38:53 pm »
I removed the springs and washer from the inside of the stand to the outside.  Gives a little more room allowing for the stand to sit away from the brake lines and ABS sensor
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