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So Ive never owned a racing stand. I want to get one and seeing as how I have spools on the rear, it seems even more logical now. Can anyone recommend a good but fair priced one? They all seem the same to me.
 

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I found an inexpensive, high-quality stand at my local bike shop. It was $100 marked 50% off… So $50. It's a pitbull replica. Works great. Very sturdy. Don't pay pitbull prices (unless you're actually using the stand daily like a racer).
 

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Mj Moto Gear stands. Best bang for your buck at $110 for the set. Been using mine for over 3 years, no issues.
 

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I found an inexpensive, high-quality stand at my local bike shop. It was $100 marked 50% off… So $50. It's a pitbull replica. Works great. Very sturdy. Don't pay pitbull prices (unless you're actually using the stand daily like a racer).
Here, fixed that for ya.... "Don't pay pitbull prices (unless you're wanting the stands to last the rest of your life!)
 

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Here, fixed that for ya.... "Don't pay pitbull prices (unless you're wanting the stands to last the rest of your life!)
Haha...I don't know why people get hard-ons for specific brands. My HJC helmet is twice as good as my old Shoei and 1/3 the price. My "cheap" stand is just as sturdy as my buddy's Pitbull. I wouldn't buy a Rolex over a nice Seiko or by an American made car/motorcycle over a quality metric. Paying more for less (or similar) quality isn't my thing. Oh well, I won't change any minds out there... Enjoy the big names and big prices. :)
 

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I probably should have put a smiley in my reply, so that you didn't think I was only set on Pit Bull. I actually own a set of Vortex stands that I bought years ago also. I do believe in buying very good quality tools etc and with paddock stands, I use them a lot, not just casually. I'm at the track roughly 18 days a year, and do a lot of my own repairs and all of my tire changes, so the stands get a lot of use. In fact, I have three Pit Bull front stands and two of the rear stands in addition to the Vortex set.

My Dad told me when I was just a young man (many years ago), buy the very best tools that you can afford if you are going to be using them a lot or for your trade (I became a Journeyman Electrician) and I've pretty much followed that Mantra. Tools that only get occasional use probably aren't as high on my priority as far as top quality.......depending on replacement cost.

A really good example is when I was 17 years old, I bought a set of 5 Snap On Philips bit screwdrivers.....and paid $15 for the set. At that time, I was making $2/hour, so I had almost a day's wages in that set of screwdrivers. I still have them today and they are still in great condition.
 
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I probably should have put a smiley in my reply, so that you didn't think I was only set on Pit Bull. I actually own a set of Vortex stands that I bought years ago also. I do believe in buying very good quality tools etc and with paddock stands, I use them a lot, not just casually. I'm at the track roughly 18 days a year, and do a lot of my own repairs and all of my tire changes, so the stands get a lot of use. In fact, I have three Pit Bull front stands and two of the rear stands in addition to the Vortex set.

My Dad told me when I was just a young man (many years ago), buy the very best tools that you can afford if you are going to be using them a lot or for your trade (I became a Journeyman Electrician) and I've pretty much followed that Mantra. Tools that only get occasional use probably aren't as high on my priority as far as top quality.......depending on replacement cost.

A really good example is when I was 17 years old, I bought a set of 5 Snap On Philips bit screwdrivers.....and paid $15 for the set. At that time, I was making $2/hour, so I had almost a day's wages in that set of screwdrivers. I still have them today and they are still in great condition.
Off topic but I dont think I could buy one thing off the snap on truck for 15 dollars today lol
 

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Haha...I don't know why people get hard-ons for specific brands. My HJC helmet is twice as good as my old Shoei and 1/3 the price. My "cheap" stand is just as sturdy as my buddy's Pitbull. I wouldn't buy a Rolex over a nice Seiko or by an American made car/motorcycle over a quality metric. Paying more for less (or similar) quality isn't my thing. Oh well, I won't change any minds out there... Enjoy the big names and big prices. :)
I like that - It why I just bought a corolla as ford and mazda priced themselves out of the market. Can't quite make the leap to Korea yet... perhaps if they put the WRX motor in the BRZ??

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I bought a cheap $40 stand at cycle gear. Had to modify it with a hacksaw, but it works and it gets the bike up so I can use the wooden centerstand I made, if I need to do more than just lube the chain. Have a look around, there are picture how too's somewhere
 

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I got a set of cheap stands offline for $50 and they work but aren't very sturdy, luckily the 09 is light. When we got my wife her ninja 1000 I wanted something more sturdy and luckily cycle gear has these speed metal stands on sale and they work excellently! Very solid and good design. I plan on getting a pitbul front when the time comes but the rear is excellent.
 

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I just purchased these, haven't received them yet. I currently have a set from harbor freight that worked ok on my 6R but the rear isn't made for spools and it didn't look like they had an add on part I could purchase so I purchased the Venoms.
I just ordered this job from HF Low Profile Rear Motorcycle Spool Stand for $30 w/ coupon. Hopefully it works out alright for me. Coupon code is 76337439 if anyone else enjoys the adventure which is owning Harbor Freight equipment. Reviews on this are good though :)
 

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The Pitt bull is the best that I have seen. Has no flex like some of the cheaper ones. You can use it with or without spools by raising under the swing arm. I got a discount at cycle gear. $150
 

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I just purchased these, haven't received them yet. I currently have a set from harbor freight that worked ok on my 6R but the rear isn't made for spools and it didn't look like they had an add on part I could purchase so I purchased the Venoms.
Post back when you receive them; I'm curious what the quality is like!
 

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I ended up going with the Pitbull. I know the FZ is light but I dont want a stand with a 1% chance of flexing and snapping and dropping my bike. I only got the rear though. Itll be a while before I need to do anything major in the front. Just want it for oil changes and chain lube for now.
 

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You sir, will never regret buying a Pit Bull stand for your bike.
 
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