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Just wondering which ones you peeps like using. Also if you use the nonspooled, how do you keep it from catching the rear brake line?
 

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If someone uses spool or has used spools on the rear bike stand I could not see one reason that they would even think of not using it

Give me one reason that anyone would prefer non-spools over spools on raising your wheels on a bike stand?
 

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Always gone with spooled.
 

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Go with the spools. They make putting you bike up on a stand a hell of a lot easier. Plus if you ever go down they will save you swingarm.
 

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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$$!
 

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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
 

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Yup. Love my Pit bull rear stand. Gotta love the convertible feature.

SHould I use loc-tite on those bolts for the spools?
 

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Yes, and some people even use nylon lock nuts on the back of them if they are long enough.
 

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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.
 

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vortex makes someconververtible rear stands too. If you have an 07 though dont get the front stand from vortex that supports from the stearing stem. It doesnt fit although it should.
 

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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.
 

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I've got a set of powerstands that do the trick. I got a really good deal on them, about 1/2 price so I couldn't turn them down.

I have a LP rear stand that uses pads and for some reason it is easier to use than spool stands, but it isn't as stable.

I know when I've got the bike up on the powerstands that it won't fall off, so I've got to say spools win out.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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I'm a spool man myself (wait, that didn't sound right)
 

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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:
 

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I use woodcraft stands.. spooled rear, triples "nipple" stand for the front. Although the front stand can be a pain to feed through and get into the hole sometimes, it's a great stand.
 
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