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Old 11-29-2012, 11:40 AM   #141 (permalink)
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I did exactly the same thing champ - we smart guys don't need no stinking instructions, right?
(It does give you a good understanding of the mechanics however, as you manipulate it in different configs)
I too was striving for that simple engagement like the video model and hence my original set-up guide.
In the case of the (at least my) Speed Triple however, I was able to get that same smooth 'slip it right in to both receptors' and still have both wheels off the ground - although it is not perfectly horizontal. I can see that on other models this is just not possible.

But this is the great power of a forum - the knowledge is quickly gained and passed along for the greater good and thankyou for yours & Jeremy's excellent experience.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #142 (permalink)
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12 hour buyer......HELP

DEcosse, I just came accross this great group buy, but I may be to late....not sure???

I have a 2011 Sprint GT that I would like to buy a stand and wheels kit for. You say it fits the Sprint, will that include the GT?

If everything is ok, how can I commit to the order at this late date to be sure and take advantage of the price reduction?
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #143 (permalink)
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Still time - day is not over

I believe it should fit GT - frame and swing-arm spindle are same as ST, right? (please validate for yourself but appears to be so)
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Made quick video after work showing the engagement on my 2010 S3. The pin is the thing I struggle with most but overall it gets easier every time I do it. As you can see the it is pretty easy. If yours isn't like this, you should keep looking for the correct solution for your bike. Mine is nothing like they recommended.

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:29 PM   #145 (permalink)
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Nice video!
Yours looks exactly like my set-up Jeremy - pins go straight in and has a slight forward tilt when raised.
I don't believe the Streets have that luxury of being able to set-up like that, nor the Sprints.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #146 (permalink)
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Thanks for vid Jeremy. I do believe I can get mine to work, since we now have 'proof of concept' on S3's both older and younger than mine.

And is that a '60, a '61, or maybe a '62 in the background?
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Close. That's my 64 that's down for an engine overhaul.

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Thought I would add my experience with the stand. Kudos to Jeremy for looking as comfortable and confident as the guy in the sales video when engaging the bike and stand. I make it look like the bike could topple at any moment!

It is my advice to ignore the measurements posted by Jeremy and in the instructions. Neither of them worked for me (front wheel touching, even when going from hole 7 to 8). It must have something to do with my suspension setup.

I recommend that you start with the hole in the instructions (hole 7 for me), tighten the big allen bolt (but don't torque it) and leave everything else slightly loose so you can move the plate with a some effort. Present the stand to the bike, line up the pins, insert the safety pin and raise the bike. For me, the front tire was slightly touching so I looked at the adjuster and figured I needed to increase "the measurement". I lowered the bike, but left everything connected and increased the measurement by a bit (maybe 1/8 in), then raised it up again. The rear wheel is higher than the front, but clearance in front is fine. For my bike, any attempts to get the front wheel higher (easy to do with adjustments) makes it more difficult to engage the stand.

I MUCH prefer an effortless engagement so I don't drop my bike one of these days. I don't think I will ever look as smooth as Jeremy! Once the bike is up it is awesome. Piece of cake to move around. It even fits under the loft I built in the garage 13 years ago...bonus!

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P.S. my stand also arrived without a nut for the frame bolt, but Greg promptly sent me a new nyloc nut.
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Close. That's my 64 that's down for an engine overhaul.

Very nice indeed. My lovely wife drove a '61 Fleetwood when we met. What a car that was. It was her first car (she was 19 when we hooked up), and she'd paid $500 for it. Still had the plastic on the seats. We put more than 300k miles on the beauty.

and now, back to your originally scheduled program ....
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #150 (permalink)
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