Which rear stand

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  1. Lint

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    So far, as far as SSSW rear stands go, all I find are Ducati models. Options?
     
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    Revzilla.com has Pit Bull stands and the adapter pin for VFRs. It's where I got mine at least. Works good, holding up well. I'd stay with Woodcraft or Pit Bull for quality / durability. EBay stuff is good for some things, but not rear stands in my opinion.
     
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    I had got a cheap stand from my local dealer, and it was terrible. Than I ordered a rear pit bull stand and front triple tree work stand. Both are great, get the wheels off the ground, very stable to do what you need to do.
     
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    Pit Bull user here too. I bought mine off of a forum member who had a Ducati but sold it and therefore was selling the stand. The stand he sold had two pins and the stand has a holder to keep the second pin attached. It also has a rotatable handle, meaning that you can rotate the handle 180 degrees so you can use the stand from either side on the bike (not very practical) or so you can lift the bike with the handle pushed rearward or forward. The latter give you the ability to lift the bike withought having the handle stick out behind the bike as a tripping hazard. Highly recommended the Pit Bull stand and this one in particular do to its extra flexibility.
     
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    Abba stands.

    Either the
    Skylift
    Pros:
    if you want to really get intimate with almost any bike.
    Can do any job,
    Quick to assemble,
    multiple height & bike adjustments,
    Movable with the bike in position,
    Multiple bike usage
    Can leave in position without destroying the hydraulic RAM (it locks in position with a Steel PIN)
    Built really well & will last for years
    Cons: Expensive

    or the:

    Superbike stand
    Pros:
    if you want to really get intimate with almost any bike.
    Can do any job,
    Quick to assemble,
    Multiple bike usage
    Built really well & will last for years
    Cons: none

    For that time when you may want to repair your bike's leaving it on a pair of paddock stands will make you realise that its not supposed to be hard work..

    I have both of these. I bought in Superbike stand in 1997 & have used it consistantly since then. It still works perfectly - if fact its currently supporting my 2nd VFR400.

    The Skylift is a whole different beast. At 4 times the cost of the Superbike stand it is a 'commitment' in tools (lol) - but it is damm good & lets you do jobs that you would normally send to a workshop.
     
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