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I was all set to get one from Muzzys, but the dealer had a Summit Industries stand in stock. Seems to be well made, though it uses the universal rubber arms rather than the spool set up I was looking for. Price was $89.00.

I brought it home and had to try it out. Man, there's some pucker factor in there, kinda a leap of faith. I couldn't bring myself to trying to lift the bike while it rested on the side stand without a spotter, so I placed a piece of scrap 2X4 under the side stand, which made the bike almost upright. I also placed a zip tie on the front brake lever, learned that here. Piece of cake, worked like a champ. Easy to lift and easy to let down, while placing some pressure on the footpeg and after triple checking that I left the side stand down <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/eyes.gif ALT=":rolleyes"> . Is that the way y'all use the stands, or am I missing something ? The piece of 2X4 really made it effortless.

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I have seen the pit bull in action and that is what im going to get

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i have the cheapo Handy stands 111.00 plus shipping for front and back... ..spool set up at rear and forks up front... and HELL YES it's a little uneasy...well ALOt uneasy....but the bike is in the air now....seems pretty stable.. i hope...

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Saint...After a while you get use to doing it by yourself with the kickstand on the ground!!!

This is how I do it... I line up the spool stand under the spools as the bike is leaning on the kickstand, I push the bike up straight with my left hand on top of the tail holding the stand with my right hand...The stand is now lined up with the bike straight letting go of the tail, 2 hands on the stand put all my weight on it and pushing the handle down towards the ground and up it goes!!!...Sure sounds easy, but it took me a while to get the hang of it...Its one hell of a balancing act!!!


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I bought the pit bulls, front and rear. I was too uneasy (scared) to use the rear lift without a spotter the first time. My buddy came over, I practiced lifting a couple of times and now no sweat. I stand on the left side, line up the stand and engage the left spool, then slowly push the bike upright until I engage the right spool. Once both spools have engaged, then I move to the back and lift. Works great, no close calls. Don't forget to lock the front brake...I use a long piece of double sided velcro.

The bike is very solid while lifted on the back or the back and front.

I am a pit-bull fan. Heavy gauge steel and tubing and a tough finish. Money well spent.

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I was in a bind one day before going to the track so I bought the Pitbull from my stealership. Nice unit but $130 !!!

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Okay, thanks for the info. Guess I'll look at the PitBull if I decide to swap out, for now this seems pretty decent. Took another short ride this morning, just turned over 100 miles now. I decided to let it cool down for the day as I have to leave in a few hours for work. Will do two more short trips tomorrow and I should be set.

Thanks again !

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Don't know if I can help ya,but this is how I do it.
With the bike resting normally on the side stand,I slide the stand in and hook the left -side spool onto the stand.The stand is tipped up on the right.
Then ,facing the left side of the 12,keeping the l-side under the spool,r hand on rear stand,left hand firmly holding the left pass. peg bracket,look over to the right side spool and hook the r side of the stand on.
With both spools hooked onto the stand,still holding the peg bracket,slowly tip the bike to the right keeping downward pressure on the stand til the stand is evenely on the ground.It'll feel planted now and you won't be as nervous!
Your still holding the peg bracket,r hand on the stand.
Double check the spool/stand points,making sure it's still hooked on there,and push down on the stand til it hits the floor/ground.
Sounds kinda "hairy" til ya do it,you'll be nervous about flopping it over on the right side.If you have both spools hooked onto the stand before you stand the bike up,it'll already feel very planted even before ya push down on the stand.Also,the side stand is still down if you abort before it's upright.
I've never done it,but sounds like a good idea to strap the front brake.It will roll much easier back onto the stand without it on,though.
I still don't like lifting the front of my 12.I do it vewy,vewy carefully!It always feels as if the stand wants to pop out from under the forks.

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I use jack stands when I want the ass end up. I got a 5/8" x 36" steel bar from HomeDepot, I slide it thru the hole in the swingarm bolt. I place one jackstand on the brake side (my bike has a good lean on the kickstand) and I click the jackstand up tight to the bar. I bring the other jackstand (set to same height as the one on the other side) near the shifter.... grab the bar and pick the bike up.. slide the jackstand under with my foot. It's very sturdy on the jackstands (believe me, I do nothing to hurt my baby!)

The wheel is off the ground and the swingarm is free to move up and down also. I change my tires like this and also adjust the chain etc. If I want the front tire up, I just strap the rear down to the floor... up comes the front.

If you're not strong enuff to the lift the bike on to the jackstands (wimps)<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> , you can use a floorjack etc.

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That's a great idea ! If I had thought of it, all I would have needed was the bar stock as I already have good jack stands. Damn <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":eek:"> .

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