The spool adapter that comes with the stand is not big enough to accommodate the a regular size spool ?I use this every week, but bought the swingarm paddles as the bracket that comes with it does not mate to my spools. I used my own nuts and bolts on the stand assembly because the ones in the package were not cast well (obvious defects).
I'm old and I put mine up on the stand by myself! ;DAnother thing I noticed with the Harbor Freight pad stand, is that in order to lift the bike, I need a helper to hold the bike straight, I guess this can not be a one man operation or am I missing some kind of trick...
It never occurred to me that this was tricky... I bet you guys took off your grab bars. I just straddle the stand and rear wheel, hold the bike upright by the grab bar and put the stand into position with my foot and step on it to raise the bike. The spools sort of catch everything into the right place; with paddles it would be more of a pain.I'm old and I put mine up on the stand by myself! ;D
Stand in right hand.....left hand on the grab rail on the bike.....slide the stand close to where it needs to be....stand the bike up with your left hand.....slide the stand under the spools and push down on the stand while pulling back on the bike.....to put it down just do all that in reverse.
I bet you guys took off your grab bars.
Edit: I have the HF stand. It is MUCH less crappy than you'd think. Seem very solid. If you have nates swingarm sliders, the derlin bit winds up resting on the top of the stand between the two screws instead of the spool part but it doesn't appear to be an issue.
You must not have a cramp buster. Best $10 I've spent on my SV. By far.Bingo! I betcha' that is where the problem lies.....
I also have this stand and for the $32 it cost it is by far the best "bang-for-the-buck" that I've spent on the SV yet.
Well, I have one of these on order, the HF warehouse has 50 in stock and the local store ordered one for me, it should be here this Thursday...DanteD, Sv of the month for April is using this stand.