Bursig Center-Lift Stand
Pros: VERY solid, lifts VERY smoothly, rolls around flat surfaces (like garage) with ease! I would buy this again and would recommend to it to anyone! This is an amazing jack/lift/stand. I own another high-end stand, that's named after a fierce dog (they say don't mention competitors names), which I love, but I'd take this stand over the other any day! Having both wheel off the ground and being able to move it 360 degrees is MUCH better that lifting just the rear wheel.
Cons: Pricey; The removal of an engine bolt, and replacement bolt they sent, was impossible for me to install, and took my Triumph dealer 1 1/2 hours to complete (after taking several other pieces off); rolling around non-smooth surfaces (like in on asphalt) is a little tough with such small wheels, and a very low clearance between the wheels'stands bottom and the ground.
January 19, 2015
This did exactly what I needed it to do. I have a single car garage and this thing really saves space. No more hoisting it up in the shed with tie straps. Big plus is I can take it to the track when I eventually have spare forks etc... I'll be able to do repairs that previously would have ended my weekend. It's also great for storage. Completely unloads suspension and I can roll it into a corner. It's spendy, bits it's the only tool that does what it does.
January 5, 2015
Triumph of German engineering.
Starting with Revzilla, the package arrived ahead of when I expected it...so a pleasant surprise to get things kicked off. The package itself hints at the clever design of the stand. My FedEx guy was puzzled by the odd shape, but it is clearly a case of form following function. Everything was well-secured and no shipping marks whatsoever. So far, so good. However, a minor annoyance was that someone forgot to include assembly instructions, but it was simple enough to do the assembly just looking at pictures. The adaptor specific to my bike was already mounted. So that was cool. However, out of caution, before attempting to fit it to the bike I called their tech support. Not only did a get live person immediately, Patrick apologized for the lack of documentation, immediately emailed it to me and also walked me through some of the finer points while of the phone. A++ for service. The unit itself is well designed, and very sturdy. After some minor adjustments and wrestling to get the parts of the lift to mate with the bike, it was up and off the ground. A minor tweak to the adapter quickly got the bike leveled. It looks like Bursig has made some minor production changes since my unit didn't exactly match the pictures in the instructions, but that is a nit and not an issue to be concerned about...unless you are OCD like me. Of more concern is that I didn't see any warning or guidance to make sure the pin on the lift is FULLY seated into the receptacle you mount to your bike. While that might seem obvious, the tolerances are so close that it didn't fully seat for me until several tries later. It would be much easier with two people, at least initially, but setup is doable by yourself. Regardless, this is fine piece of equipment, much more versatile than a pair of wheel stands.
December 31, 2014
It works perfectly and exactly as they promise / show on their web site. I did initially have some fitment issues (the adapter plate was slightly off) but I called their support number, and I was blown away by the outstanding support from Patrick at the US distributor. I could't believe how helpful the guy was, willing to talk me through how to adjust and use the stand over the phone. He sent me a bunch of photos specific to my bike, plus a couple of videos to show procedures, etc. He even called me back to check in and see if I needed any add'l help. Very rare to get that level of service. For that, I'd give them a 6th star in my rating if I could. Highly recommend this product and company.
November 24, 2014
Great functionality, AWESOME RevZilla price!
First of all, I jumped at the opportunity to buy this when I discovered RevZilla offering the Bursig at a VERY competitive price. Certainly, a high initial cost, especially factoring in the required bike-specific Adapter plate. But, when I searched around after seeing RZ's price, I realized it simply won't be beaten! Once purchased and assembled, you'll probably never go back to regular stands or chocks. Lifting operation from one side is safe and efficient. On track days, the bike is lifted quickly, and tire warmers are fitted that much sooner. For maintenace, ease of access and freedom from swingarm or front fork stand space requirements make work that much easier. My only gripe, and it's small: when lifted, my bike has a slight but noticeable lean to the right. Not horrendous, but I'm picky. Not really worth mentioning, but I want an accurate assessment for the buyer's sake. Any questions? I'll answer as best as I can. This Bursig and my self-service tire changing stand (brand name rhymes with 'Go Far') are the two best investments I've made in 24 years of biking!
October 23, 2014
2015 BMW R1200GS Adventure
This lift is awesome, pricey but awesome. I bought it to be able to move around the big BMW GS in the garage and it works perfectly. I love how I could also buy an adapter for my FZ-09 and use the stand on it to do services or clean the bike. The ability to push the bikes up against the wall out of the way and allow myself room in the garage to work on things made it worth every penny. Best stand I've ever owed, period.
October 21, 2014
Great Stand. If you add up the price of getting two individual stands one for the front and the back. This stand has more value and better costs since two stands are about the same price. It lifts the whole bike and you can move it like its weightless. No more maneuvering a heaving bike in the garage to turn it around because you can do a 360 in one place. Easy leverage to pickup the bike and then move it.Only problem I had is that the main frame lines up with my foot peg but it is easy to lift the peg up and out of the way. One other problem was that it came without instructions so I had to use my imagination to put it together. Aligning the peg with both mounts is tricky and could have used some suggestions on any tricks to make it easier with a 550 lb bike. Maybe revzilla could put a link to there technical support web page as a suggestion.
September 14, 2014