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    1. Senior Member PowerDubs's Avatar
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      08-03-2012 11:00 AM #1
      My bike has swingarm spools on it from the prior owner. I've never used them before.

      Probably a dumb question, but if I buy a lift..do you need one person to hold the bike upright via handlebars while the other lifts the rear?


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      08-03-2012 11:30 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post

      Probably a dumb question, but if I buy a lift..do you need one person to hold the bike upright via handlebars while the other lifts the rear?


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      08-03-2012 11:48 AM #3
      i will stand along side my bike and balance it while i get the stand lined up and then i will apply pressure to the stand to keep the bike steady and level and then quickly apply the force needed to lift the bike on the stand. in the past 4 years I've never had a bike fall when doing this. of course my bike only weights 375lbs

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      08-03-2012 12:38 PM #4
      I just do like Ricky said. Stand on the side and hold it upright with my left hand and work the stand with my right. Course you wanna leave the kickstand down...just in case hehe.

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      08-03-2012 01:47 PM #5
      This is what I have for my bike (I have the spooled stand):



      No problems raising the bike by myself. Also saves on room, since the handle faces forward.
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      08-03-2012 01:51 PM #6
      Here's the link to the one I have: Rear Spooled Stand.
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      08-03-2012 03:21 PM #7
      http://www.t-rex-racing.com/
      these guys make a decent set of stands for less money than most other setups
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      08-03-2012 08:33 PM #8
      http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ear-Stand.aspx

      heres the stand i use. pretty solid, had to widen it a little but took about 3 seconds.

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      08-03-2012 08:43 PM #9
      Put your kickstand on a 2x4, so the bike will be sitting more upright. Just stand at the back and keep it from falling. The spools help keep it aligned as you push the stand down.

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      08-04-2012 09:40 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyD View Post
      Here's the link to the one I have: Rear Spooled Stand.
      +1 Love mine.
      You get used to putting the bike up on the stand pretty quick, no matter what type you get.
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      08-08-2012 01:34 PM #11
      I lift my bike by myself on a Pit Bull stand after every ride. Very easy after you do it a couple times.

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