I too have the Harbor Freight Swingarm Stand on sale for a whopping $23. Pushes a little into the muffler cover, but I'm dropping that muffler anyways....
Let us know if there are any rubbing issues with exhaust or anything.I just got a Kaneg rear stand. It set me back $96, and despite stating I didn't want the spool options, it still came with both (spool supports and the flat pads for bikes without). So if I get spools, or another bike with spools, I just swap it out and away it goes. I have to say, the service from Kaneg was amazing. I ordered around midday Monday (the guys are in Melbourne) and the stand was in my office (just north of Sydney) the next day. I haven't put it together yet (it's not a one-piece unit), but it looks sturdy. Not sure I'd want to put a $20K plus litre bike on it, but for a lightweight 250cc, it'll do fine.
Agree with that!
Looking at getting a rear stand mostly for chain maintenance, not for long term storage (since I ride year-round) and came across this on ebay:
NEW BIKE REAR MOTORCYCLE SWING ARM STAND PADDOCK STAND | eBay
Any reason why this would NOT work on our CBR? Looks like it will hold it right on the swing arm and not need spools.
$37 seems to be a steal.
Do you mind giving a link or part number for BOTH of those. I want to buy the same ones and I dont want to guess and make any mistakes. Thank you!Pit Bulls are the cat's meow when it comes to stands. I can think of none better.
But cheaper stands will work fine on our extremely light weight bike.
If I didn't already own my Pit Bull stands and didn't need them for any bike but the 250 I wouldn't hesitate to go cheap.
They do make changing tires nice & easy
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If you're referring to the Trackside Paddock stands than they are indeed fine stands. I have them, and I would feel completely confident using them for maintenance on a big ole cruiser as well as my 250. They fit perfectly spool or no spool, build quality is excellent, strength is obvious, and the price is right. Spending almost $300 for one manual bike stand is absolutely ridiculous imho, especially when there are options that perform exactly the same with no compromises whatsoever on quality. That's just my opinion though. Some people prefer a fancy name brand no matter the cost or performance and there's nothing wrong with that either. It takes all kinds.Cycle gear has front and rear stands on sale right now.. I bought the rear stand 2 days ago.. Then saw a video review of the bull dog brand stands.. I have to say visually there isn't much difference between the $40 cycle gear stand.. Plus its holding a 250cc I'm sure they will do the job just fine..
I may go tomorrow and get a front stand at $40 it may come in handy
I love my trackside rear stand and would not hesitate in buying the front stand either. Here is a picture of me on my 250 while on the stand and it was rock solid. (NO SPOOLS)If you're referring to the Trackside Paddock stands than they are indeed fine stands. I have them, and I would feel completely confident using them for maintenance on a big ole cruiser as well as my 250.
Thanks man! There's a store 5 minutes from me, going there now to pick one up. On sale for $25 with a 90-day return policy.
That's the stand I have.2 questions - why cut off the lip on the left side, is the arm too wide for this bracket?
Also, are the brackets coated with plastic or rubber, or are they just painted metal? If its the latter, I may pick up some rubber coating spray at Lowe's and coat them.