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post #1 of 21 Old 11-30-2003, 4:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Front Stand

Hi,

Im looking for a front stand for my 954
I did some searching on this site. It looks like most of you like the pitbull stand.

Because I live in the Netharlands (Europe) I'll have to order one online. I found out that the shipping costs will be 3 times the value of the stand.

So I found one in the UK that locates under the fork legs,
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HARRIS NEW GENERATION UNIVERSAL STAINLESS STEEL ROAD FRONT SWING PLATE PADDOCK STAND, LOCATES UNDER EACH FORK LEG
For front wheel removal and cleaning.

What do you prefer under the fork legs or with a pin located in the yoke stem?
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Re: Front Stand

Both!

Not trying to be funny, but the under the fork type is great for changing tires or working on the brakes, while the pin type is required if you need to change something on the forks (or remove them). The pin type is a bit more complicated to use, but invaluable if you need to remove the front end.
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Re: Front Stand

Ok,

So if i want to sort out the sag CAn i olso do this with the "fork type"?

Just took a closer look at the bike, and found out that the wire from the control LED (Spy ball Alarm) is located in the hole where the pin type would go.

So I probably can't use the pin type stand because it wil crush the wire.
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Re: Front Stand

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Ok,

So if i want to sort out the sag CAn i olso do this with the "fork type"?

Just took a closer look at the bike, and found out that the wire from the control LED (Spy ball Alarm) is located in the hole where the pin type would go.

So I probably can't use the pin type stand because it wil crush the wire.
to set sag you would want to use a pin-type stand so that the forks can extend fully with no weight on them.
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Re: Front Stand

I have never used any type of stand for setting the sag. OK, I suppose that 2 people lifting the front end for full extension could be done with a stand instead, but why? You need them to hold the bike and measure with you aboard, so using a stand won't replace the "hired help".
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Re: Front Stand

Damn Puggy!

I wish you would have posted this earlier. I just had some friends return to the Netherlands just before Thanksgiving. They are out of the Rotterdam area. They could have just taken a stand back too you.


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Re: Front Stand

You can get a Pitbull that lifts from under the forks and their adapter that converts that stand to an under the triple clamp stand. Best of both worlds!

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Re: Front Stand

ok,

That would have been nice.

I Live in Rotterdam!!
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Just took a closer look at the bike, and found out that the wire from the control LED (Spy ball Alarm) is located in the hole where the pin type would go.
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I would re-route that wire...
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Re: Front Stand

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I would re-route that wire...
I'v been thinking about it but i'm not sure where to put the LED.
Also I don't want to do too much fidling witrh it because I don't want trouble with the alarm.

I would never have bought the alarm, but the insurance company wanted me too. The alarm unit is installed in the space under the "passenger seat" so that means less space to use for other things.
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Nice bike puggy ...too bad it's not red, but still nice.

Bikes and women - both have nice curves.
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Re: Front Stand

Puggy, can't you just temporarily remove the wire so you can use the pin as designed?

It's not like you have to left the front end all that frequently.... right?
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Re: Front Stand

I should be in the Netherlands, the first week of September. I could bring one over when I go, if you don't mind waiting a year! Heh heh heh

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Re: Front Stand

OEPS!!

Turns out the stand mentioned above can be delivered with extra adapter kit so it can be used as the "pin" type front stand.


So if a take this one I don't have to wait a whole year before K9inAZ brings in the Pitbull. !?


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Re: Front Stand

Reroute LED light back to location of control module (under seat). Visual cues are not needed for the alarm to function.
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