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So I'm a first time biker. I need some help. I found some front and rear stand sets for about $100-$200 on ebay. I also found a few bike jacks listed on Craigslist local for the same price.

My question is witch should I get. I'm leaning towards lift so I can work on the bike without being all bent over the whole time.

From the pics of the lifts, I can't see how you actually attach the bike to the lift/jack. Is there something I'm just missing?

Thanks in advance,

Jay
 

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what do you mean bike jacks? and bike lifts? there are actual bike lifts that you ride your bike onto and it lifts the entire bike up. but you still need front and rear stands if you want to actually work on your bike.
 

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Get the stands first.

Don't skimp on them either, get Pitbull or some quality stands, they're worth every penny.

You'll need a headstand for the front, if you want to be able to service your front tire and forks yourself. The rearstand will let you lube the chain a lot easier.

As for the bike lift, depending on what kind it is, it may just lift it up via the engine.

You could always build a platform and ride your bike up on it.
 

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Doesn't your exhaust get in the way?

The only reason I don't like that is... what if your bike tips over?
It says it comes with the straps to hold the bike on. I figure if I put a microfiber between the strap and bike it won't scratch. Then ratchet it fairly tight and it shouldn't move. I'm not doing anything crazy where I would tourque something that tight while in the area anyway.

More for just changing sprockets and general maintance.
 

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You cant "jack" your bike up like that because of the fairings.:headshake
But wouldn't doing work to the bike assume I woudl be taking some of the plastics off? Aren't the bottom plastics where it would rest separete the the sides?
 

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+1, get a rear stand and a front if you want. I also have a T Rex and it works great, easy to do chain care, brakes, tire removal, exhaust... I would not bother with a lift, just my 2 cents.
 

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Even if you take the fairings off you still have the exhaust to worry about, so unless you are going to remove the exhaust everytime you want to work on your bike this is not worth it. Like said before just get some pitbull stand, they are worth it. Also if you do look at the pitbull get the two piece front stand, this will make life much easier.
 

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Your header will be in the way of using a lift. Go with the stands. As far as bending over get a rolling stool from harbor freight for 18 bucks.
 

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Besides using front/rear Pitbull stands, this is how I roll when I'm lazy and don't feel like bending over to do bike work.
 

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Nice I like it!:thumbup:& :funny::funny: you crack me up bro:bowdown:
When using my lift, I never knock over my beer with the rolling stool because the lift doubles as my bar.
 

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+1000 these stands are great dont mess around with ebay stand. t rex stands are $134 with shipping for front and back. ou wont regret buying them
+1000...i have the frt. and rear set of t-rex...they're all you'll need for the best price...no need to get the pitbull stands...cause these are just as sturdy for WHATEVER you need to do....i know...get the spools later...i don't even need them bcause the rear stand fits PERFECTLY behind the place the spool threads in on my swingarm...
 

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