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Eyeballed the $44 rear stand when I was in Harbor Freight the other day.

Looks ok except the parts that contact your spindles or swing arm, were welded onto the shafts that let you adjust width.

I thought the welding looked weak.:angry1:

I forgot to look at the wheel axles to see if they were substantial.

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If you're trying to decide whether or not to buy it... here's some more tips
SVR Thread: "New Horrible Freight Rear Stand"

Basically, question is whether or not you feel comfortable forking another $40-50 to have a good quality-known stand (not to say HFT tools are always poor, just that it's not completely "known")

Happy hunting!


Here is a thread about the HF rear stand you might be talking about.
http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90712
darnit! too slow :D
 

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because EVERYone has those ugly big a$$ things on their swing arm...

No, not everybody has them, but they should, as they're cheap and they make life easy. If you don't want to go that route, then simply get some bolts that will thread into mounting points; I had them in for over a year before getting sliders.

Then, the day after I installed the sliders, my bike was dropped by a rider that I loaned it to. Nice coincidence, I think.


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The filter doesn't catch "ass".
 

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Just got one of those stand the other day and used it for my shock swap and spring/oil swap. Worked great and was plenty stable for my use.
 

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I have a PitBull. After using a friend's T-Rex stands (and seeing how flimsy the HF stands look...even more so than the T-ReX) I would spend the extra money on a PitBull anyday.

If you can, buy a PitBull.
 

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If you go in the store they will price match the online price ($39.99, print out a copy). Then use a 20% off coupon (do a search, there is a current 20% off coupon) and the price comes out to $32.

I bought one and it works well. I used it to clean my chain the other day.
 

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Mine's doing fine. BTW, on the right side, the fork does not contact the spool:



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I have the same set up. Notice that the fork of the stand is not doing the lifting. The black plastic of the spool is resting on the allen head bolts which secure the fork. Look closely....the black plastic is being scraped away by those pesky bolts when you lift it up or roll it down off the stand. I had to shim and grind my way out of this annoying situation. Still a decent stand but different spools would work better with it.
 
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