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so just in case anyone was considering buying these. I spent $105 on ebay and bought the front and rear stands and it came with the triple tree stand too. the front and rear stands work just fine but the triple tree stand is too short. it lifts the suspension a little but the wheel wont come off the ground unless you lift the stands up with bricks or something. im going to try to cut the triple tree stand part and weld in 3 inches of tubing to extend it and it should work just as its supposed to then. i just cant find anyone with 1 1/4" tubing around here. i definitely wasnt going to spend $300 on pitbull stands..


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From reading the online reviews of the stands, and your comment on cutting up and welding the stands you purchased, I would say you got what you paid for. Cheap Crap from China.

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Buy the tubing from a muffler shop.

But I agree with tge above. Cheap crap from China can't come close to Pit Bulls quality amd strength.
 

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I guess I lucked out buying my Pitbull stands almost 10 years ago they were $100 each and well worth the $$$.

Just the hassle you describe of cutting and welding an extension is more than I would even want to mess with.

I buy stuff to work - not me work on it so I can use it.

Good luck with them.
 

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I had trackside crap and I just bit the bullet and bought the Pitbull stands. Quality is night and day difference. Glad I got over my cheapskateyness.
 

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Was checking out venom stands , 100$ seems like a good deal even if you half to mike a slight mod . You couldn't build one for that unless you already had the parts laying around .
 

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I have both the front and rear Venom stands too. They are kinda cheap...but they work well. I don't have the Venom triple tree stand so I have no idea if it works or not.
 

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Winches are cool

I like the winch approach. I have 24" X 4" X 38' gluelam beam running down the middle of my shop. I twisted a 1000# rated eyebolt into it and hang a come-along (winch) from it then I wrap a couple soft ties around the bars. I could suspend the whole bike in the air if I wanted. I raise the front end and pop a stand under the rear.
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Got my front and rear venom stand for Xmas, been on them for a couple weeks now, no complaints really, obviously they are not 110% quality but they do the job fine. I even sat on my bike while on the stands and moved around a bit. No failures at all and I'm happy


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Hey guys, I need to replace my oil cooler and I really don't want to buy expensive stands or a lift just for this project. I'm sure I could do the job with it just on the ground/kickstand but I'd like it a bit higher to save my back. What would be your cheapest most effective solution?
 

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Hey guys, I need to replace my oil cooler and I really don't want to buy expensive stands or a lift just for this project. I'm sure I could do the job with it just on the ground/kickstand but I'd like it a bit higher to save my back. What would be your cheapest most effective solution?
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I agree with Dalex, I have an eye-bolt screwed into the ceiling joist of my garage. I've hung most of my bikes from it with no problem. The bike will move if it is not stabilized in some other way.
 

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Thanks guys, I like this idea best. alnbama, where do you prefer to attach the straps/rope to the bike? The handlebars for the front I assume...anything on the rear or just have it at an angle?
 

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so just in case anyone was considering buying these. I spent $105 on ebay and bought the front and rear stands and it came with the triple tree stand too. the front and rear stands work just fine but the triple tree stand is too short. it lifts the suspension a little but the wheel wont come off the ground unless you lift the stands up with bricks or something. im going to try to cut the triple tree stand part and weld in 3 inches of tubing to extend it and it should work just as its supposed to then. i just cant find anyone with 1 1/4" tubing around here. i definitely wasnt going to spend $300 on pitbull stands..


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I have the same stands, front and rear. They have worked well enough so far. I wasn't too confident of the front stand holding up on the front spools, so i purchased the triple tree adapted to the front stand. Once installed i ran into the same problem you did, it was too short. So i made a small $5 mod. Bought everything in home depot. One 1/2" rigid coupling and two threaded nipples. I banged the 16.5 pin into one side, nice and sturdy. The locknut you see in the pics is not needed.The nipple side that goes into the triple tree hole does not get stuck when removing.



 

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I have the same stands, front and rear. They have worked well enough so far. I wasn't too confident of the front stand holding up on the front spools, so i purchased the triple tree adapted to the front stand. Once installed i ran into the same problem you did, it was too short. So i made a small $5 mod. Bought everything in home depot. One 1/2" rigid coupling and two threaded nipples. I banged the 16.5 pin into one side, nice and sturdy. The locknut you see in the pics is not needed.The nipple side that goes into the triple tree hole does not get stuck when removing.



Cool thanks. I was going to try to cut the tubing to make it longer. I was going to cut it in half and then use tubing that would fit outside of the original stand and use pins to extend or retract it..
 
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