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06-05-2002 02:58 PM
RCjohn Pit Bull now make the little "upper thingies" that can be flipped over and used for spools or as a standar.

Good idea for those that have multiple bikes.
06-05-2002 12:46 PM
Knight of Ni

Gracias,

I was leaning towards the spools to begin with.....but just wanted to see what you all had to say. Thanks for everyone's input
06-04-2002 07:43 PM
basicblur
Beware folks who deal in superlatives!

Mebbe this will help, 'specially since we have the same bike! Look for my post at the thread below.
https://www.sportbikeworld.com/showth...swingarm+stand
06-04-2002 07:17 PM
HondaNut! spool.

the only way to go
06-04-2002 07:06 PM
kvpZX9R Not all jap bikes use the same size bolts to hold the spools on. Most of the Kaw's(6R, 9R, 12R) are 12mm. I know the GSXR's are 8mm and I think that Honda & Yamaha are 8mm as well.
06-04-2002 05:44 PM
limegreen6R the button ones will be ALOT faster and more stable to use once you set them up over the universal ones. I'm fairly sure the mounts for the spools on the 6R are 12mm.

With the universal ones (a la LP) it takes a bit more effort to lift the bike onto it. First you gotta get the pads on the swingarm, not the chain, then slide it back until you hit the spool mounts to make the lift points spread out enough to fit the back of the swingarm, then you can lift and hope one slide doesn't slip forward.

With the "L" style, you just position the spools in the "L" 's and lift. done.
06-04-2002 05:20 PM
Knight of Ni I see spools for sale on various sites listed by size in milimeters. Are most japanese bikes the same MM size? Most common were 8 & 12mm.
06-04-2002 05:19 PM
Knight of Ni
Re: i have the "L" shaped one.....

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Originally posted by spongebob
and it sucks..if it wernt for the spool fitting on my swing arm, this thing would have let the bike slide to the end of the swing arm...

get the one that requires spools....
Really? Thanks for the heads up. Does the weight of the bike compress the shock enough where the swingarm slides?

I shall certainly use this info when buying my stand. Thanks again.
06-04-2002 05:16 PM
spongebob
i have the "L" shaped one.....

and it sucks..if it wernt for the spool fitting on my swing arm, this thing would have let the bike slide to the end of the swing arm...

get the one that requires spools....
06-04-2002 05:10 PM
Knight of Ni
Swingarm Stands: Universal vs. Spool

Anyone have any opinions on rear stands; is it better to use spools, or the "L" shaped brackets that adjust to various swingarms? Or does it make a difference?

Thinking of getting one here shortly, but wanted to seek the valued opinions of fellow riders.


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