Just wondering which one was more convenient. I noticed that when I was going to change my oil today, I was missing one spool. After switching my stand to non-spooled from spooled, I am definitely getting another pair of spols and use loc-tite this time... Man non-spooled is a total pain in the A$$!
pit-bull makes a nice set of stands that are convertible for that reason, it is common to loose a spool at the track too. They also make a front end/forkstand that is convertible too. Worth the money IMO
Get in the habit of using Lok-tite on EVERYTHING!! (unless it's a part that the manual tells you to not use lok-tite). It's amazing how many nuts and bolts you lose if you ride alot of miles on your bike.
I built my own rear spool stand designed after the pit bull, works great!:thumbup: I picked up the front stand from pit bull that mounts on the lower tree best front stand on the market IMO. Anyone ever use the cyclecat rear stand that strightens the bike as you lift it? ive seen ads for over a year its a pricey gamble if its junk.
I use a non-spooled stand, for no other reason than I had it before I got the bike and I don't feel like buying another stand set up for spools at the moment. But spooled stands definitely are handy, though.
I've used the cycle cat, it's pretty good and a good bit easier, but if you take your time I don't think it is worth the extra money. You can get a pair of T-Rex stands for ~$100, the Cycle Cat rear is like $225 I think.
I bought a set of T-Rex stands a while back for 80 bucks for both front and rear spooled or non-spooled works great I love em. but be sure to use the blue loctite guys because the red will not come off without alot of heat if you use a bunch.:thumbup: