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is not as easy as it looks!
I just bought a vortex rear stand, and I put my bike on the stand last night.
I would say, it is not as easy as it looks like when I watch those how-to video in youtube.

Hahaha, I had a big sigh relieve last night when I finally got the bike on the stand.
My neighbour was proly laughing at me, cause it took me 15 minutes to finally got the bike on the stand.:rocker:

Got my chain cleaned and lubed, and time to take the bike off of the stand.
That made me nervous too, I'm just paranoid of the bike tipping over.
But finally got the bike off of the stand!! yeaaaaaaah!!:rocker:

I know it's stupid but I'm just excited that I got it done for the first time without tipping the bike over. hahaha
So for all you haters..... SCREW YOU! lol
 

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What I have found to be the easiest way to get er on the stand is....
1. Put the left side of the stand on the left spool.
2. Lean the bike over to the right a bit and line up the right side spool.
3. once both are lined up and the bike is resting on the stand push dowm on the rear stand arm and bam your good. Easy as pie take about 15 seconds.
Coming back down....
1. make sure KICK STAND IS DOWN
2. Hold the rear tail with your hand, other hand on the stand
3. Slowly let her down once she is on the ground tip her to the left to hit the kickstand slowly.
4. Shes back down and ready to ride.

Its a bit tricky the first couple times but then its a natural thing I do almost everyday.
Awesome purchase though I use it constantly!!!
 

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takes me like 10 secs t omount it.
you'll have it down in no time.
 

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I hope so....
Can't have my wife standing on the right side of the bike everytime I want to put the bike up and down the rear stand. lol:tongue11:

LOL at least she is there just in case...good thinking!! You should have it down in about a day or two no joke
 

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I used to prop a small 2x4 block under the kickstand when I first started. Now it takes me all of 10 seconds to do both the rear and front without any assistance. You'll get it down, we all have our own technique.
 

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Try the single sided swingarm stand sometime if you think the current one is hard.

Jason
 

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ahhaha, that does NOT sound like fun, especially with a Duc at stake.
It's a little tricky. Had it up there once or twice and made sure someone was there before I lifted it... Just in case.

Jason

ps. I got the R&G spools installed now so I can use the regular stand or take them out for the single.

 

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ah... nice nice, i like that.
thanks, so now i know to get R&G spools instead of a new stand when i get mine.
 

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There ya go.

Ya gonna get the 1198 and 1up me? =]

Jason
 

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There ya go.

Ya gonna get the 1198 and 1up me? =]

Jason

naw, i doubt it, that'd put me right back where i am, i bike with too much power.

1098 for me, doubt i'll even get the S, doesnt seem worth it to me.
not at my level of riding.
 

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I used to prop a small 2x4 block under the kickstand when I first started. Now it takes me all of 10 seconds to do both the rear and front without any assistance. You'll get it down, we all have our own technique.
I used a 2x4 also when I first got the stand. It makes it real easy because the bike becomes level and ready to be lifted.
 

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hopefully this link works:
http://media.putfile.com/stand-97

friend did this when I first got my stand so I could see how its done.
Worked for me, though video is stretched waaay wide.

I use a 2x4 wood block as well, but this was an interesting technique, to grab the right side passenger peg and pull the bike straight up while using your chest and shoulder to block against the tail section to prevent tipping it towards you. I'll have to try it out.
 

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What I have found to be the easiest way to get er on the stand is....
1. Put the left side of the stand on the left spool.
2. Lean the bike over to the right a bit and line up the right side spool.
3. once both are lined up and the bike is resting on the stand push dowm on the rear stand arm and bam your good. Easy as pie take about 15 seconds.
Coming back down....
1. make sure KICK STAND IS DOWN
2. Hold the rear tail with your hand, other hand on the stand
3. Slowly let her down once she is on the ground tip her to the left to hit the kickstand slowly.
4. Shes back down and ready to ride.

Its a bit tricky the first couple times but then its a natural thing I do almost everyday.
Awesome purchase though I use it constantly!!!
Good advice, still feels creepy trying to pop the bike up on the stand but man the PitBull is the shite.
 

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Start with the kickstand down of course.
When going up and down I find it best to be on
the right side of the bike and have my hip into the bike
so there is constant force making sure its doesnt go over to
the non-kickstand side. I also use the passenger seat strap to
help get grip of the bike as well.
Then get the left side of the stand on the spool and slowly tip the
bike toward you as you lower the stand arm.
I like to stick my foot under the wheel of the stand as you start to
push the stand up, using your foot to guide the stand toward the
right side spool. Once you have good contact
on both sides you are golden !

Just be glad you aint trying to prop up a TLR or RC51 !
 
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