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Old 01-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I purchased the pit bul reversable for the rear and would like to get one for the front sometime in the future. I am just not sure if I want to cough up the $$ for the tripple clamp one.
I think I will get the fork stand that I can buy the top for latter if I need it.
Anyone else go that route before?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #32 (permalink)
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El Destructo: If you do that you will certainly live up to your name. It's not worth taking short-cuts, particularly for a front stand. You could hurt yourself and damage the bike. I'm just saying...
The last time we had the front wheel off we hoisted it with tie-down straps attached to a roof joist, & wrapped around the handlebars. Steadied with a floor jack & 2x4s.

Bars are now aluminum, so don`t want to do that again. No longer have a floor jack either. But I do have milk & orange crates, some strong strapping, & 2x4s.

I think the cut priced front stand is the same brand as my rear stand, which is abit "springy", but works non the less. They are very commonly for sale at most bike shops. Tho` "not the best", I think quite usable for the occassional short term. With precautions taken of course.

Nobody liked our use of a van front bumper & jack as a bead breaker either, but it worked.

Thanks for you concern, but DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE PIN DIAMETER.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:54 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I have a 2012 S3 R does anyone know if the pin size is the same for the R model and does anyone know what size it is?
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