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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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
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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these guys make a decent set of stands for less money than most other setups
heres the stand i use. pretty solid, had to widen it a little but took about 3 seconds.
I lift my bike by myself on a Pit Bull stand after every ride. Very easy after you do it a couple times.