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Old 10-31-2011, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Front Lift/Stand

I picked up a Pitbull rear stand and couldnt be happier. Now I want a front stand but dont know which model of theirs to order. I have sent two emails and tried to call to no avail.

So help a brother out... which stand model for a 2011

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Old 10-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's only a few options. The kind that lifts from the bottom of the fork tubes does not allow you the ability to remove your forks. The kind that lifts with a pin from under the triple trees is the most useful. They have a changeable pin. You get it with the correct pin size for your particular bike. I use the one in the picture with both my GSXR and with the Speed Triple. Have both size pins for it that interchange within seconds.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yep, pin model under the triple is the best choice, although I use the under the forks model because, well....that's what I need it for...getting the tire off the ground. I never take forks apart, nor do I plan too, and this model pit bull will lift any bike from the lower forks...so it's handy.
I use the regular rear pit bull stand with a run of heavy wall pipe through the wheel hub....it's cheaper than buying a dedicated single sided rear stand, and again works with whatever bike you happen to have.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There's only a few options. The kind that lifts from the bottom of the fork tubes does not allow you the ability to remove your forks. The kind that lifts with a pin from under the triple trees is the most useful. They have a changeable pin. You get it with the correct pin size for your particular bike. I use the one in the picture with both my GSXR and with the Speed Triple. Have both size pins for it that interchange within seconds.
+1. I have the same front stand and its great. Was about $159 if i remember correctly.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Same here - I like my Pit bull 'pin' type. I researched a few options, but everyone here (in an earlier thread) said it was the sturdiest. Be advised that you'll probably have to pull off the front fender/mudguard to locate the pin. It's not a problem - just the four screws - but this information would have been useful to me when I first bought mine!

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http://www.pit-bull.com/mm5/merchant...e=front_stands
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e advised that you'll probably have to pull off the front fender/mudguard to locate the pin. It's not a problem - just the four screws - but this information would have been useful to me when I first bought mine!
Huh? Adjust the bend in the stand correctly to clear it on the way in. Once the pin is inserted in the hole it clears everything. I use mine after almost every ride. Takes 5 seconds to put it on the front stand.
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Same here - I like my Pit bull 'pin' type. I researched a few options, but everyone here (in an earlier thread) said it was the sturdiest. Be advised that you'll probably have to pull off the front fender/mudguard to locate the pin. It's not a problem - just the four screws - but this information would have been useful to me when I first bought mine!

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http://www.pit-bull.com/mm5/merchant...e=front_stands

You don't need to pull of the fender. The forks have some dead space at the top that can give you more clearance. Just grab the bar ends and lift. That will give you a little more space, the stand will fit easily.
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Huh? Adjust the bend in the stand correctly to clear it on the way in. Once the pin is inserted in the hole it clears everything. I use mine after almost every ride. Takes 5 seconds to put it on the front stand.
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You don't need to pull of the fender. The forks have some dead space at the top that can give you more clearance. Just grab the bar ends and lift. That will give you a little more space, the stand will fit easily.
I hate to differ with you, but you're both dead wrong.

Ride: no amout of adjusting will allow the pin to insert into the triple tree spindle - the foam-covered arm is hitting the front fender too hard. It's not a matter of adjustment.

Joe: This idea had merit. I tried it, but it's still nowhere near enough. It might just work if I were to adjust the preload all the way in. It's academic, because I'm going to continue to remove the front fender.

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Ride: no amout of adjusting will allow the pin to insert into the triple tree spindle - the foam-covered arm is hitting the front fender too hard. It's not a matter of adjustment.
Foam covered?
Perhaps you're talking about the red rubber sleeve. If it's foam, then you forgot to remove the packaging.

Lift the stand and insert the arm over the fender at a slight downward angle, and push the pin up into place. The proper pin should insert all the way into the hole and clear the fender.

If you can't lift the bike from the front without removing the fender, you are doing it wrong or there is another problem somewhere.

You have the rear of the bike on a stand while you're attempting this, right? And you or a previous owner did not have the front of the bike lowered at all?

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Pit Bull doesn't list the specific pin for the S3 - can anyone that owns/uses the PB stand on a '09 or similar confirm that it should be the standard pin with #1 adapter? And if it's not, which is the correct pin/adapter? Thanks...
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